Teeth Whitening FAQ’s

Who may benefit from teeth whitening gels and teeth bleaching kits?

Almost everyone. However, there are some cases where teeth whitening treatment may not be effective. Tooth whitening treatments are ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like a whiter, brighter smile. Tetracycline discolorations and artificial dental work are usually not greatly responsive to dental bleaching.

How does the teeth whitening process work?

Teeth Whitening is actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of tooth enamel. Dental bleaching systems use an effective whitening solution applied to your teeth which is activated by laser light. The whitening process typically takes 15-20 minutes. Many people notice an immediate whitening of their teeth just one session of bleaching, but it usually takes between 1-4 sessions of cumulative bleaching time to complete the whitening process. Professional strength teeth whitening gel formulated with high-concentration carbamide peroxide is the most widely used and most desirable active ingredient in effective dental bleaches. Tougher staining may require longer timeframes.

How do Teeth Whitening Gels remove stains and whiten teeth?

Our Teeth Whitening Gels, Teeth whitening kits and tooth whitening pens will remove most stains with a gentle action that whitens your teeth. As the active ingredient in the teeth whitening gel (carbamide peroxide), is broken down, oxygen acts upon the stained organic deposits, which oxidizes them into a white colour. This process makes the overall tooth colour closer to its natural unstained colour. Your tooth structure remains unchanged. Years of clinical tests have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of this system. Over 95% of people treated achieve an excellent level of tooth whitening. Crowns, bridges, bondings, and fillings do not lighten with dental bleaching systems.

Teeth Whitening – Is it a permanent treatment?

For most people, the teeth whitening treatment will last for many years. Your teeth have become stained in the first place from consuming foods and beverages. Upon the completion of your initial bleaching process, your teeth are restored to their natural white colour. Exposure to foods, drinks (especially coffee, tea and red wines), smoking and other consumables will gradually darken teeth again over time. You may want to periodically bleach your teeth. After an initial treatment, most people do touch ups about once every 6-12 months.

I already have a set of teeth bleaching trays. Can I buy just the teeth whitening gel? Can I buy just the teeth whitening gel?

Yes, we sell 35% Carbamide Peroxide teeth whitening gel separately. This refill gel is the same strength that is sold in complete teeth whitening kits and professional dental offices. It can be used with any dental tray in the same way as your previous whitening gel.

Are your teeth whitening products the same thing dentists sell me for $300 or more?

Yes, our systems use the same active ingredients, percent concentration and methodology as those used in professional dental offices. In fact many dentists sell our same whitening gel to their patients.

What causes tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include consumption of foods, coffee, tea, wine, sodas and smoking. In other words, our teeth naturally get more and more stained as time goes on and we continue to live our lives. NOTE – Tetracycline discoloration and artificial dental work are usually not greatly responsive to dental bleaching.

Is it safe to bleach and whiten my teeth at home?

Yes, at-home teeth bleaching are designed to be an easy-to-use system with detailed usage instructions. Over a decade of research indicates that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide is safe and effective. All of our products comply with FDA regulations.

Are there any side effects from whitening teeth?

Some people experience temporary tooth sensitivity during treatment. Others have reported discomfort in the gums or in loose fillings. Gum irritation usually disappears within 1-3 days after beginning the procedure and always upon the discontinuation or completion of treatment.  There are no other significant side effects. NOTE – Pregnant or nursing women should not engage in dental bleaching.

Do you offer different strengths of teeth whitening gel?

Yes. We have found that high-concentration carbamide peroxide is the best solution and will give you maximum results.

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