We recommend having a cleaning prior to your whitening. This will remove plaque, tartar, and surface staining so the whitening gel can do a better job on the enamel. The Dentist will also be to check if there's any cavities or dental work that needs to be fixed before the whitening.
If you have sensitive teeth, using a desensitizing toothpaste (for 2 weeks prior) will help reduce sensitivity during the process. We also have an Organic gel that works great for sensitive teeth, or for people that are allergic to Peroxide. In the quest to keep your teeth clean, you might be tempted to brush as vigorously as you can. Please avoid brushing and flossing aggressively before your appointment. When you brush, make sure you use gentle, circular motions to clean the teeth and gums. Rather than forcing the floss between your teeth, carefully slide it up and down, following the curve of each tooth. This step is extremely important to avoid gum sensitivity during your treatment.
We also recommend eating a full meal prior to your session. It's best to avoid drinking (water is allowed) and eating for 4 hours after the treatment. Your teeth will still be in the "whitening stage" and it is important that you do not interfere with this process for optimal results.
Whitening Procedure :
Before the teeth whitening procedure the technician will do a consultation and explain the procedure. They will also answer any questions you may have. Your teeth are then cleaned and dried with disposable teeth wipes and Vaseline is applied to the lips to prevent dryness from occurring.
Vitamin E will then be applied to your gums. A plastic cheek retractor is then put in place to hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth. The technician will then use a shade guide to determine your "before" shade. Our premium dental grade whitening gel is then applied to your top and bottom teeth. You will be given protective goggles and then the high intensity LED light is positioned to the mouth to accelerate whitening. You will then be able to relax by reading a magazine, listening to the radio or watching TV.
The whitening process will take 20 minutes.
During the procedure you might feel a tingling sensation on your teeth and/or gums. You might even feel a "zing" sensation. This is completely normal during the procedure.
Once the treatment is complete the cheek retractor is removed. Tthe technician will discard the mouth guard and have you rinse and wipe your teeth. Your teeth will then be re-evaluated and compared to the previous shade.
Unlike UV or laser whitening technologies, our cold light technology won't leave you with burnt or swollen lips or gums as there is no heat used. Also, it will not damage the enamel or change the structure of your teeth.
If you have heavy staining or you smoke, we strongly recommend you have the complete 60 minute treatment to produce optimum results.
After care :
We offer a range of Cosmetic whitening kits such as, whitening pens and custom whitening trays. These are ideal for those for those who find difficulty in avoiding staining meals and drinks right after the whitening procedure. The products will last you 6 months to a year, and are affordable which will make it very easy for you to maintain that smile!