Teeth Whitening

Your smile makes the biggest impression about who you are! Teeth whitening is an important aspect of this. Ever wanted to whiten, brighten, and renew your smile but didn’t want to spend a lot of time and money to do it? Now there is a safe, quick, and inexpensive way to do just that!

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The Whitening Process

  • It has never been easier to whiten your teeth!
  • Relax in our reclining spa styled chair.
  • Peroxide gel is put into a mouth tray or applied directly to the tooth using a brush.
  • You insert the tray in your mouth, allowing the front of the teeth to contact directly the gel or we brush the gel directly onto his teeth.
  • A blue cold light lamp is placed directly in front of the customer’s open mouth and run for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the time is up – you simply look at your new smile!

A 15-20 minute treatment yields an improvement of between 2-7 shades. The more treatments a person does, the whiter the teeth get.

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About the whitening gels…

The gel has to be properly formulated to avoid tooth sensitivity. We use patented whitening gel is water-based, which means that it hydrates the teeth throughout the whitening procedure. Hydration of the teeth is what prevents sensitivity. At the same time, the whitening gels are optimized to work with the particular wavelengths and the pulses that the beaming white lamps produce.

FAQs about Teeth Whitening

Who should NOT undergo teeth whitening?

Any of the following:
–  Pregnant or lactating women.
–  People with poor enamel or decalcification caused by excessive us of fluorides.
–  People with periodontal disease including gingivitis or gums in poor condition.
–  People who wear braces or who had their braces removed less than 6 months ago.
–  People who recently had oral surgery.
–  People with decaying teeth or exposed roots.
–  People with open cavities.
–  People with a history of allergic reactions to peroxide products.
–  People with silver fillings in, near or behind the front teeth.
–  People under the age of 16.
People with such conditions are rare so it can be assumed that over 90% of people can undergo and benefit from teeth whitening.

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Can all teeth be whitened?

Peroxide solutions are great for removing most common stains (red wine, coffee, tea, tobacco, aging, etc).  However, other types of stains, such as those caused by antibiotics of decoloration one is born with, are difficult to whiten.  It is not possible to turn teeth whiter than their original natural white.  In some cases, even normal teeth will achieve only minor whitening improvement no matter what product you use because they just don’t react to the peroxide gel.

Artificial dental work such as crowns, bonding, caps, veneers, bridges or composite fillings will also NOT respond to bleaching.  Teeth Whitening gel will only whiten natural teeth.  Artificial teeth will not be whitened yet they will not be damaged by the peroxide.  Customers with artificial teeth wishing to whiten their natural teeth can use our products.  In general, results will vary from customer to customer depending on their enamel and its reaction to peroxide.

Does teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is extremely rare after a single or double treatment using our gels.  Mild tissue (gum) irritation (tingling or stinging sensation) may occur during the whitening process, but usually only occurs during the procedure and subsides completely shortly after finishing the treatment.  Blanching (whitening of the gums) occurs occasionally, but the gums return to their normal color usually within 15 minutes.

How often can a person whiten his/her teeth?

We recommend that you offer your customers a double-treatment the first time they get their teeth whitened.  After that, we recommend that they get their teeth whitened every 3-6 months.

How long do results last?

In theory, results can last up to 2 years, but in practice, they last less.  Depending on a person’s consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, colas and other darkening agents such as tobacco, most people could probably use another whitening session 6 months later.

What is the difference between the hydrogen and carbamide peroxide gel?  Which is the better choice?

There is a 3 to 1 relationship between carbamide and hydrogen.  This means that 12% hydrogen peroxide is equivalent (in theory) to around 36% carbamide peroxide.  Some people prefer carbamide because it is softer on the gums.  However, in practice, we have found that hydrogen peroxide works much better than carbamide.  We recommend the 12% hydrogen peroxide.