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 able to see if there's any cavities or dental work that will need to be that need to be fixed before the whitening procedure.
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.
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.
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, and the technician will discard the mouth guard and have you rinse and wipe your teeth. The teeth colouring 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.
We offer a range of cosmetic whitening kits such as, whitening pens and protective 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!