With our Teeth Whitening, we’ll first measure the beginning shade against your desired shade before starting the treatment by inserting a mouth prop and cheek retractor into your mouth.
Using a gel syringe, a tiny BB-sized droplet of gel is placed on each of the teeth that are to be whitened, then applied with a fine-tipped micro brush. You’ll then simply relax against the headrest of the chair as the light is positioned and activated. After 15 minutes, the light will automatically turn off and you’ll rinse your mouth with water.
During your treatment, you may feel a slight tingling, bubbling or effervescence against your teeth for the first few minutes. This is normal and is the sign that the gel is producing the oxygen required to bleach.
It is very uncommon for even sensitive teeth to experience any discomfort from this process. If any sensitivity does occur, Sensodyne toothpaste is recommended. If there is continued discomfort, it’s best to discontinue and consult your dentist.
White spots on teeth or gums are not uncommon and will dissipate in a day or so.
Yes! Extensive clinical research and trials have shown that Cosmetic Teeth Whitening is safe, with many dentists and researchers considering this process to be the safest dental or cosmetic procedure available. This research has shown that bleaching your teeth with peroxide-based gels do not harm the enamel of the teeth, and neither the gel nor light used will cause any nerve damage.
We do not, however, recommend that any women that are pregnant or breastfeeding have this procedure done.
Yes, however it is recommended to wait until you have permanent restorations in place rather than temporary.
Everyone’s teeth are different. Most people will experience a 1-3 shades whiter difference with a 15- minute treatment, and 5-7 shades difference with a double treatment session (two back-to-back 15-minute regimens). The new multi-session regimen - which is five 15-minute treatments any way the client wants, doing no more than a double in any 24-hour period, over the next six months - may result in more than 10 shades whiter from start to finish.
In general, if your teeth are stained yellow, it will be easier to whiten them. Grey teeth don’t respond as well, and teeth that are genetically coloured yellow (rather than stained yellow)are also more difficult to bleach white.
Right away! We recommend to avoid eating or drinking any stain-causing foods or beverages (coffee, tea, cola, red wine, dark fruit juices) for at least 24 hours. If you need to drink these beverages during this time, we recommend using a straw to avoid contact with your teeth.