How does it work?
Our Teeth Whitening contains an ingredient that opens the pores in the tooth, which allow the active bleaching agent to seep through pores in the enamel into the dentin of the tooth. The oxygen molecules from the bleaching agent contacts the discolored molecules latched to the tooth, causing them to break away exposing the natural color of the tooth. Repeat applications are required before all stains have been removed.
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE?:
1. How many sessions will I need for teeth whitening?
Depending on what results you are looking for, one session may be enough, but two back to back sessions are acceptable in a single office visit.
2. Will I feel any pain?
Some individuals may feel sensitive following the treatment, however this is only temporary & typically only lasts for the day.
3. Can I eat after my appointment?
You must wait at least 3 hours after your treatment. This is because the whitening agent is still active for 24 hours after your treatment. Be sure to eat before arriving to the session, and when arriving you must brush your teeth when you step into the office.
4. When can I go back to my normal diet?
You will need to maintain a "white diet" for 48 hours. This means not consuming any foods or drinks that may contain excessive dys, or red wine for example.
5. I have front fillings. Will they be whitened?
Front fillings, caps, or veneers cannot be whitened however the extrinsic stains will be gone. In order for your natural teeth to match the fillings, we advise you to whiten your teeth first until your desired result is achieved. Then book with your dentist to replace the fillings. This is the only way to match the results.
6. Is teeth whitening safe for everyone?
It is important to note that our treatment is not safe for everyone. We do not perform our treatment on those who are under the age of 16, women are pregnant, or any persons having known peroxide allergies.
7. What causes Teeth Staining?
The main issues for discoloration are typically what we eat and drink, aging, and tooth injuries.
Certain types of food and drink can move into the outer layers of your tooth structure and stain your teeth. Some of the most common tooth staining culprits include:
- red sauces
- red wine
Things To Watch For:
It's very important for us to communicate, and have a pre-procedure before the procedure to ensure your teeth are healthy & won't have any issues with the application. Any of these can disqualify you from being able to have this procedure done.
These consultations can be done in person, or Facetime, or Zoom.
- Severe, persistent, throbbing toothache that can radiate to the jawbone, neck or ear
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Sensitivity to the pressure of chewing or biting
- Swelling in your face or cheek
- Tender, swollen lymph nodes under your jaw or in your neck
- Sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting, salty fluid in your mouth and pain relief, if the abscess ruptures
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
These factors may increase your risk of a tooth abscess:
- Poor dental hygiene. Not taking proper care of your teeth and gums — such as not brushing your teeth twice a day and not flossing — can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth abscess, and other dental and mouth complications.
- A diet high in sugar. Frequently eating and drinking foods rich in sugar, such as sweets and sodas, can contribute to dental cavities and turn into a tooth abscess.
- Dry mouth. Having a dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay. Dry mouth is often due to the side effect of certain medications or aging issues.
If you are experiencing these issues, you must meet/make an appointment to a/your local dentist, or specialist.