Teeth Whitening

“Everyone smiles in the same language”

What causes tooth discoloration?

Typically, stains come from exposure to food, tea, coffee, smoking, juices, colas, wine, age, or just about anything that would stain a white tee shirt.

Who can benefit from Laser teeth whitening?

Almost everyone can enjoy the benefit of the laser whitening process if their teeth and gums are healthy. Please note, teeth can not be made whiter than genetically possible. Also, blemishes such as Tetracycline (found in antibiotics) stains are extremely difficult to remove and some stains can be impossible to remove; however, 95% of our clients experience noticeably whiter teeth.

What results should I expect?

While results can vary from person to person, some of our clients’ smiles brighten by as much as 7 shades with only one 15 minute session. Typically, smiles are 2-5 shades brighter with one 15-minute session, 4-9 shades brighter with two 15-minute sessions, and 6-13 shades brighter with three 15-minute sessions. The grade of your teeth and your age can affect the process, but with the recommended treatment, 95% of all customers see a remarkable difference and are thrilled with the results.

Why choose Cosmetic Whitening over a dentist’s bleaching treatment?

In 1992 the FDA classified ‘teeth whitening’ as a cosmetic procedure, which could be performed outside of dental offices. The process we use is similar to the teeth whitening processes that are used by dental offices, however, it takes less time and delivers the same results at a much reduced cost.

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

What occurs during whitening?

During the teeth whitening process, the active ingredients will reduce dental stains into water molecules and free oxygen radicals. The oxygen radicals combine with carbon-based molecules in the stained teeth and stains are dissipated. Most stains become clear and teeth appear lighter and brighter.

How long before I can eat or drink after my treatment?

During the first 24 hours after the treatment we recommend avoiding coffee, tea, dark colored sodas, red wines, berries, red sauces, or any foods that have the tendency to stain. Remember if it can stain a white shirt it can stain your teeth.

Are there any adverse side effects?

While rare, the two side effects most often noted are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums. Both of these conditions usually are temporary and disappear within several hours of stopping or completing treatment.

Will fillings and crowns be affected by the whitening?

Although the process has no negative effect on the integrity of fillings and crowns, the simple fact is these materials will not whiten in any type of whitening procedure. Some clients who have had crowns in place for many years have reported that the whitening procedure returned their adjacent natural teeth to the color the crown originally matched.

Is whitening for everyone?

Pregnant and nursing mothers, children under the age of 16, and diabetics should consult their physician prior to undergoing any whitening procedure. Some teeth are naturally pigmented or stained as they originally develop. Consumers with severe tetracycline stained teeth may opt for a more aggressive cosmetic procedure like cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.