How long does the whitening last?
Professional tooth whitening results are very stable and tend to last for many months. Factors like like genetics, diet, age, medications and lifestyle habits like smoking may affect the length of your whitening results. Fortunately, touch-up treatments with your at home trays are easy and can keep your smile bright, for longer.
What are the side-effects of professional whitening?
The most common side effect is some tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. However, using the prescription toothpaste prescribed by your dentist helps to prevent this sensitivity. While most sensitivity resolves within a week, we schedule a check in to ensure your whitening is proceeding comfortably.
How much whiter will my teeth be?
If you follow your doctors recommendation you can expect to experience teeth that are 3-5 shades whiter. In more rare cases, we see teeth whiten 7-10 shades whiter.
Can I whiten a crown, fillings or implant?
Whitening agents are designed to only work on real teeth. Tooth restorations like like crowns, fillings or implants will not change shade when whitened. If you have a crown, filling or implant that is easily visible, we can discuss other options for whitening your smile.
Are there any restrictions on having your teeth whitened?
Yes, if you are pregnant, have untreated gum disease, worn enamel, untreated cavities and exposed roots we recommend against whitening your teeth. Your dentist will be able to assess and make a recommendation during your 1st visit.