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FAQ

Is teeth whitening safe for my enamel?

Yes! There is no permanent damage caused to the enamel or any other tooth structure. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a trained dental professional is safe. In fact, many dental professionals consider
whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.

What causes tooth discolouration?

There are numerous causes; some are genetic, environmental or pharmacological in nature. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

How long will it last?

Teeth whitening is cosmetic and will vary from client to client depending on your diet, lifestyle, daily habits and genetic enamel make-up. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend touch-up Express 25 Minute Sessions every 4-6 months, using our teeth whitening pen regularly as well as flossing and brushing twice daily and regular dental
hygiene visits. Maintenance is key!!!

How white will my teeth be following the treatment?

Everyone is different and results vary per person. It is important to understand that your teeth will only get as white as they genetically can. If you’ve never whitened your teeth before our full 45 minute session is definitely recommended for best results!

Will it cause tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side affect of whitening. If it occurs, it is transient and disappears after the completion of the whitening procedure. Clients may experience very minimal-no tooth sensitivity/discomfort during and/or after treatment. We are proud to say that our teeth whitening system/formula is very gentle yet effective and leaves clients free of “typical teeth whitening discomfort”. If tooth sensitivity develops, a desensitizing toothpaste is recommended such as Sensodyne.

Will fillings, crowns and veneers be affected by the whitening?

Teeth whitening gel will have no negative effect on the integrity of fillings, crowns and veneers but these materials will not whiten in any type of bleaching procedure.  However, the whitening gel may remove staining from composite materials depending in the size of
the restoration.

Is teeth whitening for everyone?

We do not recommend teeth whitening for pregnant women, children under the age of 16 and those taking photosensitive medications such as Accutane or other oral skin care medications. Those with pre-existing medical conditions or severe periodontal problems should consult their physician/dentist prior to undergoing any teeth whitening treatment. Consumers with severely tetracycline stained teeth may choose bonding, crowns or veneers as the best option as tetracycline stain cannot be removed by teeth whitening.

All services are client specific as everyone's smile is unique.

*Results vary per client.

 

 

 Please be advised that teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone and individual results may vary.