Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Teeth Whitening
Pre Care Instructions
Be sure to brush your teeth prior to your laser teeth whitening session.
Post Care Instructions
Do not consume anything with color one hour after your treatment.
Incorporate the White Diet 24 hours after your treatment to prevent re-staining your teeth.
Schedule your next session three to six months after your treatment to maximize optimal results.
See a dentist every six months for a routine exam and cleaning.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Teeth whitening is done by placing a professional grade hydrogen peroxide solution onto the teeth. Peroxide can penetrate the enamel of the teeth and start a process called oxidation. In this scenario, the molecules inside of the teeth are made to reflect less light and therefore appear colorless. This creates the whitening effect creating instant results in one session.
Does it hurt?
When the procedure is administered by a trained professional, the treatment will not cause any pain to the client. There may be slight sensitivity that will subside within an hour of the laser teeth whitening session.
Will this remove the stains from smoking?
Most stains can be removed using this procedure. However, there are times where a certain patient’s teeth will not respond like they should or a particular stain won’t come out. It is recommended that additional sessions are needed for optimal results.
Will teeth whitening damage my teeth?
Professional teeth whitening is safe for your teeth. It won’t harm the enamel on your teeth or the nerves inside them.
How long will my teeth stay white after my teeth whitening procedure?
Teeth whitening will generally last for about six months to one year. In some cases, the treatment can last longer. You can help preserve your white teeth by avoiding getting them stained from drinking coffee or red wine, or from smoking.
What happens if my teeth become sensitive to whitening?
If the teeth become sensitive during the laser teeth whitening treatment, a recovery time of one hour post procedure is warranted. The patient will never experience permanent sensitivity when teeth whitening is administered by a professional.
Once I whiten my teeth, will they stay that way?
Unfortunately, due to everyday lifestyles, the teeth will not remain at their whitest shade forever without additional teeth whitening treatments. Staining may show up again after six months to a year. Patient's can maintain beautifully whitened results by visiting for treatment every three to six months. Remember to visit your dentist for routine dental cleanings to help maintain whiteness. Patients can also keep the teeth white longer by avoiding staining foods, drinks, and smoking.
How long will it take until my teeth are white?
Everybody's teeth are different, so times may vary. The patient will most likely want to receive more than one treatment to attain the whitest shade for his or her teeth but will definitely notice a big difference after one treatment. Many people obtain the whitest white within a two sessions of 90 minutes to achieve their desired results.
Why are my teeth stained in the first place?
Teeth can become stained for many reasons. There are two major types of staining, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are deeper in the tooth and occur from certain medications, injuries, and excessive use of fluorine compounds. Extrinsic stains are the most common and result from eating and drinking dark-colored or rich-colored items. Smoking also affects the extrinsic color of the teeth. Teeth naturally become more stained with age, which is why it is so important to begin teeth whitening treatment as soon as possible for the best and most long-term results.
Can I receive treatment while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No. Laser Teeth Whitening is prohibitied for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Can I get laser teeth whitening with braces?
No. You cannnot receive treatment until three months after braces are removed.