Whitening

Pre-Treatment Info:

  • Brush with Sensodyne twice a day for 2 weeks prior to whitening appointment.
  • If you develop sensitivity easily, it is recommended to take 600 mg of ibuprofen an hour before procedure.

Note:

  • During the whitening procedure, you may experience sensitivity, as well as gingival irritation.
  • We will place a safety material for your gum and lip to protect them.
  • Appointment time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • We will take pre-op and post-op shade as well as photograph to compare before and after.
  • If you require medication for dental anxiety or need to take pre-medication for specific procedures, our doctors can provide the necessary prescription to suit your needs. We can also provide Nitrous Oxide to calm you during your dental visit. Please inform the doctor prior to your dental visit.

Post-Treatment Info:

  • Whitening lasts about 1-1/2 years depending on your personal habits. We recommend that you purchase a touch up kit to whiten at home every 6 months (preferably after your regular hygiene appointment). Please stay away from anything that may stain your teeth (coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce) for at least one day.
  • If you haven’t already, now is a great time to quit smoking to avoid future stains and of course, improve your overall health.
  • You may see white or cloudy appearance, which typically disappears within days (teeth need to rehydrate).
  • You may see some white spots on your gums, but do not be alarmed. Most gum irritation goes away within 24 hours.
  • Do not start home bleaching for at least 2 days since the teeth are more susceptible to sensitivity.
  • Take Ibuprofen for the next 24 hours to avoid any discomfort.
  • Desensitizing trays are available. We have placed them today for your comfort. Please remove in 30 minutes.
  • If home bleaching is dispensed, please review appropriate instructions.
  • We offer touch-up bleaching kits that can be purchased anytime in the future. A great time to touch up is after a hygiene appointment since all superficial staining has been removed.
  • How long the bleaching lasts depends on your habits, but it can last 6 months to 2 years.

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