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How does it actually work?
The gel absorbs the LED light energy, which photo-chemically "excites" the peroxide molecules into breaking down faster. It provides "activating energy" that speeds up and improves the performance of whitening.
The LED light activates the professional whitening gel upon contact to provide visible results in just 20 minutes. The in-studio treatment formula is slightly more potent than the at-home kit.
How long is a whitening session?
Approximately 40 minutes. 15-20 minutes for the procedure. I've also factored in time to go over the client form and answer any questions you may have.
Do I need to have had a teeth cleaning prior?
I recommend that you have teeth cleaning done prior to whitening. This removes the “film layer”on the teeth, providing faster results. If you have not had a cleaning the whitening gel has to remove the film layer prior to removing stains. This will reduce the whitening results for some patients. You do not have to have had a recent teeth cleaning, however, please note that results will vary.
Is this safe for sensitive teeth, will this cause pain?
Everyone’s teeth have a different level of sensitivity so it is hard to say if zero pain will be experienced. A small percentage of people will have minor discomfort in their mouth and this normally dissipates within 10 minutes.
What does it taste like?
Fresh, minty and lightly sweet! The whitening gel will not make much contact with your tongue (it's ok if it does) so you likely won't notice a taste to the gel at all
Can I whiten during pregnancy?
I recommend that you contact your physician prior to whitening. No government issued restrictions currently exist.
Can teeth be whitened if I had composite bonding done to there teeth?
With respect to the bonding it is applied in a specific color and any stains that have occurred over time will be removed. The color of the bonding cannot be changed and the whitening gel will not harm the boding material.
Can I do this treatment if I have crowns, caps or veneers?
Yes, it is safe for crowns, caps and veneers, and stains will be removed during whitening, returning to their original colour.
Will the spa or home light harm my teeth?
No, the LED light is designed to operate at room temperature narrower band of light used in Dental curing lights. The light frequency is above the UV spectrum.
What are the age restrictions?
The current age restriction is 12 and under.
Can I whiten if I have gingivitis?
If you have gingivitis and or periodontal disease you should consult your dentist prior to whitening.
Is there a Guarantee?
If you experiences pain that causes you to be unable to complete the session you will not be charged for the treatment. You will need to sign the consent form and note that you could not complete the treatment.
Pre Care Treatment
Be prepared for your treatment the best you can!
Make sure you eat prior to your whitening treatment. We recommend waiting an hour before you eat or drink anything, besides water.
To achieve best results make sure you've had a dental cleaning within 6 months of your treatment.
Take out piercings that are in your mouth.
Be sure you have no sores or cuts in your mouth as this will cause discomfort
Post Care Treatment
Drink only water and don’t eat anything for one hour after your whitening treatment.
First 24 Hours:
For the first 24 hours after whitening, do not to consume food or drinks that are likely to cause stains. Such as blueberries, tomato sauces, beets, carrots, red wine, coffee, tea, colas, etc.
White Spots On Teeth:
In some cases you may see white spots on certain areas on your teeth. These are typically caused by calcium deposits or very porous teeth. These will normally disappear within 24 hours.
White Spots On Gums:
Should you have any scrapes or cuts on your gums you may see some white spots and/or feel some sensitivity during your whitening session. These will normally disappear within 24 hours.
A small percentage of people will have minor tooth and/or gum sensitivity. This normally dissipates within 30 minutes. If sensitivity persists, use a toothpaste developed for sensitivity.
Touch Up Treatments:
After your initial whitening session a 20-minute "touch-up" session every 6 to 12 months is recommended.
Calcium Lactate - Remineralizes teeth. (Enhanced effect when combined with Xylitol)
Potassium Citrate - Desensitizing agent.
Aloe - Heals and soothes skin irritation.
Neem - Antibacterial used to heal gums and prevent plaque.
Zinc - Aids in preventing plaque buildup.
Note: Calcium Lactate is not milk derived