No Pain No Gain - Melbourne, VIC, AU

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My Dentist recommended I do 3 cycles of 15 minutes...

My Dentist recommended I do 3 cycles of 15 minutes for the best result for my teeth. I was able to get through the first 2 cycles and I got 9 minutes into the third before I asked him to stop as it was too much for my teeth. Despite this it is hard to imagine my teeth being any whiter!

First the dentist put a plastic thing in my mouth to keep my mouth open and my lips out of the way. Next he put some folded paper in my mouth to protected the bottom most part of my gums and he then coated the gums right near the teeth with a protectant thing. Once that is all done the bleaching gel is put on my teeth and the blue zoom light placed over my teeth.

The first cycle was bearable. My teeth felt quite hot and dry which was a weird sensation. I found it was easier for me if I kept my tongue in one spot and didn't move it. By the end of the first cycle there were some faint zing feelings but very easy to bear.

The second cycle started to get a bit more intense halfway through. Some more powerful zings this time. It was still tolerable so I kept going.

Halfway through the third cycle is when I felt it was too much for my teeth. The zings were quite powerful now. It is an odd feeling, like an intermittent electric shock, and it is completely random as to which tooth is goes through! The dentist stopped the machine and uncovered my mouth.

To be honest the aftershocks were worse than what I was experiencing in the third cycle itself. The dentist put some numbing stuff on my teeth, I rinsed my mouth, drank some water, and took some panadol. It especially increased the zings when i opened my mouth so I tried not to speak and opened it long enough to get a picture taken. On my walk home I had to walk really slowly. When I got home I put on the sensitive toothpaste I was given and it helped a lot. It took probably about 2 hours for the shocking zings to go away. At this point I was okay to eat, and managed to eat a hot meal with a cold drink through a straw. I was still getting the very occasional zing, so I took some advil, curled up in bed and took a nap for approximately 2 hours. When I woke up the zings were completely gone and I was left with just a very dull sweet ache feeling which is fine!

The results are absolutely amazing despite only finishing 2.5 cycles. The pain was definitely bad at first but went away relatively quickly and 7 hours after the procedure I can definitely say it was worth it.

7.5 months later

Hey guys! I intended to do an update at 6 months but forgot, so here we are! In the first couple of weeks my teeth became noticeably uneven. But this is just because the insanely white result you get immediately after treatment is also due to your teeth being dehydrated. Your teeth begin to return to a more natural shade in the first few weeks, so if they look a bit streaky at first don't panic! Just make sure you don't eat/drink anything very coloured (for example coffee, coke, BBQ sauce) in the first week. Your teeth will be completely even more long. I am SO impressed and so happy with how my teeth look now. They are still SO white and a lovely natural white colour at 7.5 months, even with me being an avid coke drinker! Here is an update photo with me at 7.5 months since my treatment!
Dr George Alvarez

George was absolutely amazing. He gave me a pen and paper so I could write how I was feeling since I couldnt talk. He was there the whole time and kept checking if I was okay, and gave me a call later that night to make sure I was alright!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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