So you want to know what happens when you get your teeth whitened?

You basically just sit there and chill for an hour.

You rock up at the dentist's in a state of fear and nervousness because you’ve heard horror stories about shooting pains and heightened teeth sensitivity.

You’re assured that it’s going to be all good, but this chick’s a dentist, she HAS to say that.

You sit in the chair and get a scale and polish. The noise of having your teeth scraped makes you squirm. As per.

Then you get a funny mould put in your mouth to keep it open. You have a major urge to take a selfie because you must look like a total freak.

You’re convinced you’re dribbling everywhere as your mouth is being forced open.

You kick back and watch a TV on the ceiling (if you’re lucky like me, it’ll be Gilmore Girls o’clock) while a crazy laser beam shines on your teeth.

I went with Phillips Zoom, which retails from $1,000 (so you might have to put a hold on the online shopping for a few months to be able to afford it) and you get the treatment in 15 minute bursts over the course of an hour. Everybody’s different, but I experienced zero pain through the whole experience. Apart from the point when Gilmore Girls finished and I had to sit through 20 minutes of House Rules.

And the end of the hour (or less, if you’re experiencing any discomfort, it’s up to you) you’re freaking ecstatic with the results:

Apparently your teeth improve 8 shades in 45 minutes and the results can last anything from a few months to two years, depending on how well you look after them.

Side note: You will definitely fall asleep in the chair.