Please gently brush and floss your teeth thoroughly prior to your teeth whitening session. To eliminate the risk of sensitivity, we recommend clients to use a desensitizing toothpaste 1 week prior to their teeth whitening appointment. The toothpastes we like the best are: Colgate sensitive prorelief and Sensodyne rapid relief.
Refrain from dark coloured foods and liquids for a minimum of 24 hours. For even better results, we recommend avoiding these foods for 24-48 hours. If dark liquids are consumed during this time frame, we suggest drinking from a straw - the less it touches the newly whitened teeth, the better. We also recommend continuing the use of your desensitizing toothpaste for 1-2 days after treatment if sensitivity is your concern.
Eating or drinking coloured foods often leads to the discolouration of our teeth from the inside. Teeth whitening involves the use of hydrogen peroxide to open up the pores of our teeth and break down stains from the inside. An laser LED light is then used to activate and enhance the whitening process for longer lasting results. Safe and effective - our professional teeth whitening services can brighten teeth two to six shades lighter after only a single treatment with zero to minimal sensitivity.
Yes, teeth whitening is safe! Hydrogen and carbamide peroxide has been well studied and documented to be safe and effective. The process of teeth whitening temporarily opens the pores of our teeth and breaks down stains from inside the tooth. A common transient or temporary side effect of teeth whitening is teeth sensitivity. While our products offer zero to minimal sensitivity, any sensitivity experienced is reversible and will subside after a day or two. Teeth whitening when done properly will not damage or jeopardize the integrity of our teeth. In fact, hydrogen peroxide has been shown to inactivate viruses and bacteria which can reduce inflammation and bleeding in the gums.
Most clients will see dramatic and sufficient results after just one session. However, clients with heavier or tougher stains may benefit from a Mini touch up appointment 2-4 weeks after to achieve even brighter results. For maintenance, it is safe for clients can come for a standard or touch up session every 4 to 6 months.
In-office teeth whitening use professional grade products, which are higher in potency, to give faster and longer lasting results. In order to use these products, we have been professionally trained to apply a barrier to protect surrounding gums and tissues and in safe dosages.
Over-the-counter (OTC) products are much lower in potency and thus, takes multiple sessions to achieve the results of a single in-office whitening session. We have also found that OTC products do not last as long.
Whitening toothpastes are generally not recommended for long term use (unless it is peroxide based) as many are too abrasive for the enamel and can only remove surface stains on the outer layer of the tooth.
Clients of good health both medically and dentally are our ideal clients. We highly recommend clients to undergo routine dental cleanings, every 6 months, for best results. This is because whitening products do not penetrate tartar/calculus build up and tartar can lead to severe forms of gum disease. If you are unsure whether you are a candidate for treatment, we offer free consultations. We do not recommend teeth whitening for those who are under 16 of age, pregnant or undergoing orthodontics/braces treatment.
No, teeth whitening products will not change the color of the porcelain or filling dental work. Your restorations will generally remain the color as it was made. However, as natural teeth tend to yellow over age and time, teeth whitening procedures can bring surrounding teeth color to match the restorative work that you’ve had in the past.
We recommend coming in for teeth whitening at least 1 weeks before an important event. This will allow pores to close and teeth to rehydrate after treatment.