Not that long ago, only dentists were preforming teeth whitening services but in the last few years, this service has become a cosmetic procedure. If done right, it is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures. We use a hydrogen peroxide gel and an accelerator LED lamp which emits a cold blue light. This light activates the hydrogen peroxide and accelerates the whitening process. Our gel is powerful, efficient and safe. Our application process eliminates all tooth sensitivity. We only use, approved professional dental grade gel.
How does it work?
The gel is applied to the teeth. A cold blue light is placed directly in front of the clients’ exposed teeth and runs for 15-20 minutes per treatment. We typically perform 1 to 3 treatments on each customer during the same session, and the more treatments are performed the better results you obtain. You will NEVER bite into a mouth tray for your whitening sessions; the blue light would have zero effect as it cannot pass through the tray. By applying the gel directly to your teeth, we can use a powerful dental grade hydrogen peroxide gel, this would NOT be possible in a tray based chairside system.
How long does the appointment take?
Laser teeth whitening is popular because the procedure takes less than an hour, and results can be seen instantly. We book 90 minutes to allow for a consultation at the beginning, so questions can be answered.
Who can NOT get this treatment?
Clients who are under 14 years of age
Pregnant or lactating clients
Clients with gum disease, open cavities, leaking fillings, or other dental conditions
Clients with a known allergy to peroxide and/or to aloe vera
What do I need to know before my appointment?
Please brush and floss prior to the appointment. It is most beneficial to have a professional dental cleaning prior to this appointment as well. Tartar build up will prevent the whitening to take place in those areas leaving “darker” enamel once it is removed. After the appointment, you will be advised to refrain from eating or drinking for 1 hour, so you may want to eat before arriving. For the next 24-36 hours, your enamel pores will remain open allowing stain to possibly creep back in. It is best to avoid any staining foods or beverages in that time.
How often can I get Laser Teeth Whitening?
This type of whitening is aggressive and should only be done 2-4 times a year.
How many shades lighter can I expect?
The amount of whitening varies from client to client and cannot be predicted or guaranteed; but in general use, teeth may lighten anywhere from 2 to 12 shades on the whitening shade guide. The results depend greatly on how discoloured the teeth were originally. Yellow or brown teeth, surface stains, and uniformly darkened teeth are easiest to whiten. Additional whitening treatments may be needed in order to achieve the desired shade, especially with heavily stained teeth.
How long will my results last?
This will very from client to client and greatly depends on the types of foods and drinks you include in your everyday diet. This also greatly depends on your general dental hygiene habits. The affects from this bleaching process should last from 6 months to a year. Again, depending on your habits, periodic touch up treatments may be recommended for those who drink coffee, smoke, drink red wine, iced tea, colas, and other staining foods. Typically, most people like to whiten again every 3 to 6 months.
Is it Safe?
Yes! The LED whitening light and gel ingredients are safe and effective for cosmetic teeth whitening. The dental industry has used this same technology and gel products for many years. This process does not change or damage the structure of the teeth — it just makes them appear whiter and brighter.
Will laser teeth whitening damage my crown or veneer?
Hydrogen peroxide will have no negative effect on the integrity of fillings, crowns or veneers but these materials will not whiten in any type of bleaching procedure. However, the peroxide will remove staining from composite materials.
I have just finished the whitening procedure and now my gums are white in some spots. What is that from?
Part of the gum line may turn white if extra bleaching gel comes in contact with these softer tissue areas. The peroxide component will bubble and turn white. This is a common occurrence in the dental industry known as “blanching.” The affected areas should return to normal in 15 – 30 minutes. Rubbing vitamin E on these areas will help relieve any sensitive issues and return the gums back to their natural colour.