Frequently Asked Questions
Teeth Whitening Questions and Answers
Q: Who may benefit from cosmetic teeth whitening?
A: Almost everyone can enjoy the benefit of the teeth whitening process if his or her teeth and gums are healthy. Teeth cannot be made whiter than genetically possible. There are many reasons for discolored teeth. Tetracycline stains are very difficult to remove; however, 95% of our clients experience noticeably whiter teeth. Some teeth are naturally pigmented, discolored or stained as they mature. Aging and the on-going ingestion of coffee, tea, cola, wine, tobacco products, curries, etc. can lead to the staining of the teeth.
Q: Why should I consider having a whiter smile?
A: In addition to the aesthetic reasons. Studies have shown that not only do people who have whiter teeth look younger than people who don’t but that there is a correlation between high self-esteem and a white confident smile.
Q: Why believe in our method of cosmetic whitening over dentists bleaching procedure?
A: Whitening gel created by an ISO Certified Dental Laboratory and doctors provides quick whitening performance and long-lasting effects. This is the same teeth whitening gel that is dispensed by dental offices worldwide. From the patented “immediate imprint trays” to the gel, the treatment is essentially what a dentist would prescribe; but milder for less sensitivity, less time and less cost.
Q: How does teeth whitening system work?
A: First, an impression of the teeth is taken. A tray is filled with a whitening gel and inserted inside the mouth. This is left in place for 15 minutes. This bleaches embedded discolored substances (stains). The formation of the tooth is unchanged. Solely the tooths enamel discoloration is changed and displays a lighter and whiter shade.
Q: How long does this process take and what are the results?
A: Individuals results will vary depending on the consumer’s habits, their unique dental make-up, age, and genetics. We recommend a two 15 -minute treatments. Lasting one – two years is not unusual, but we do recommend that you now care for your newly whitened teeth by avoiding dark liquids, acidic liquids like coffee, tea, red wine, colas, etc. Typically, this whitening result enhances even more apparent following a second treatment. Over time and for reasons that prompted teeth to discoloration in the first place, the customer may regard their teeth as darkening again. Typically, we recommend pursuing another and the teeth will be restored back to their brilliant white color. Consumers who smoke cigarettes or drink heavy quantities of dark liquid will have to touch up their teeth more often than people who do not.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Side effects are relatively few from teeth whitening if gums are normal and healthy. Some people may feel a little tingling sensation, white gum line (blanching), or sensitivity, all of which are normal and not harmful. These can be easily remedied in time and with a little vitamin E oil.
Q: Will fillings and crowns be affected by the whitening?
A: While hydrogen peroxide will have no negative effect on the integrity of fillings, crowns, and veneers; the simple fact is that these materials are slightly affected. Nevertheless, the peroxide will exclude staining from composite materials. The standard procedure is to whiten all adjacent teeth, wait two weeks for the color to stabilize, then go to your dentist and match the crown to the new shade of your teeth. If a crown has already remained in place for multiple years the whitening process can return the rest of the teeth to the original shade prior to the crown placement.
Q: Is whitening for everyone?
A: Pregnant and nursing mothers, children under the age of 14, and diabetics should consult their physician prior to undergoing any whitening procedure. Consumers with severely tetracycline stained teeth, traumatized, non-vital teeth or excessive fluoride use that causes severe staining may opt for a more aggressive cosmetic procedure.
Q: What about professional Liability?
A: Our process is essentially self-administered. It is not a dental procedure. Because it is self-administered, there is a less inherent liability than with other spa or salon procedures, such as hair tinting, facials, or body waxing. Your operators will instruct you on how to administer the treatment. It is the client that applies the product, not the operator.
Q: What’s the timeline before I can eat or drink after my treatment?
A: During the first 24 hours after the treatment we recommend avoiding coffee, tea, dark-colored sodas, red wines, berries, candy, red sauces, beets, or any foods that have the propensity to stain. Identify if it can discolor a white tee shirt it can varnish your teeth. Regular foods can be consumed 2-3 hours after treatment.