Is It Safe?
Yes. Whitening your teeth, under the supervision of your dentist, has been proven safe in clinical studies over a period of many years. The primary ingredient in our bleaching solutions is carbamide peroxide, which has been used to brighten the smiles of millions of people worldwide.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Our dental professionals will take impressions of
your teeth that will allow for custom trays to be
made for your bleaching procedure. The bleaching
gel is placed into these thin, comfortable
trays and fitted over your teeth. As you whiten your teeth, carbamide peroxide is broken down and oxygen enters the enamel and dentin. This bleaches out the discolored areas. The structure of the teeth is not changed. The color of the tooth is simply made lighter.
Are There Any Side Effects?
There are a small number of people who could experience increased sensitivity to hot or cold during the whitening process. This is temporary and can be treated with ibuprofen. The sensitivity will normally go away within the first 48 hours after the whitening is completed.
How Long Will it Last?
The duration of your results depends largely upon you. The results may be permanent. Practice good oral hygiene and brush normally, especially after consuming staining foods or beverages, and your results could last for years. If you use staining substances like coffee, tobacco and red wine, you may want periodic touch-ups for one to two days every couple of years.