How long does the treatment take?
The process takes only 30-minutes, (2 – 15-minute applications) to achieve a whiter and brighter smile. It is broken down into two 15-minute applications to allow for maximum gel concentration and light exposure, without being under the light for too long of a period to cause gum irritation. Individuals with sensitive teeth may reduce the intensity of the bleaching unit by choosing a lower power setting and those with very heavy stains may need additional treatments. see more other dental news at Oyo Dental.
How many shades whiter can I expect my teeth to get?
The amount of whitening varies from client to client and cannot be predicted or guaranteed; but in general use, teeth may lighten anywhere from 6 to 12 shades on the whitening shade guide. The results depend greatly on how discolored 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 the treatment 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 maybe 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, LaserLight’s FDA approved-for-market White Brilliance 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.
Does this process hurt?
Most client experience no pain or sensitivity from the treatment. A very small percentage of clients experience some slight tingling sensations. We advise to avoid very hot or very cold drinks if tooth sensitivity does occur. If tooth sensitivity develops, fluoride home care gel can be recommended for reducing sensitivity. In the unlikelihood that sensitive persists for more then several hours, we will recommend that you contact your dentist. We also recommend that you visit your dental office regularly. Lastly, the bleaching gel, if misplaced and comes in contact with the gums, can cause temporary inflammation and white spots. This should resolve itself within a few hours.