FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Teeth Whitening for everyone?
Our system provides dramatic results for anyone who wants to whiten their teeth. This includes people with teeth that have been stained by substances such as coffee, tea, soda, smoking, etc. It will also lighten teeth stained by tetracycline, speckled by fluoride, or
affected by hereditary discoloration.
Is Teeth Whitening safe?
Our products are made and shipped fresh in the USA and are FDA compliant. Scientific research has shown that the active ingredients in our whitening gels are safe and effective for cosmetic teeth whitening. Our gel is made without preservatives, and does not change or damage the structure of the teeth; it merely lifts and removes the stains, making the teeth brighter. Additionally, our products are natural, gluten free, and plant and mineral based. The active ingredient is concentrated food grade hydrogen peroxide that can be ingested, and is regulated by the FDA. Our process is safe for enamel and all existing dental work.
Does it work?
Yes! Everyone's individual results will vary. Check out our Before and After pictures here.
How white will my teeth get?
There is no way to know what shade or how white someone's teeth will get until treatment is complete. After whitening, the average client will see teeth brighten 3 to 15 shades. Individual results will depend on the person’s original dentin color and the degree and type of staining. Everyone’s teeth are different and your teeth will only whiten as much as your teeth will genetically allow. There is a natural stopping point for everyone’s teeth.
How long will the whitening last?
The lasting effects of professional teeth whitening very from person to person and depend on your diet and lifestyle. Most people can expect their teeth to stay white for 6 months to 2 years or more. Clients who smoke, consume coffee, tea, or colored spices, have hereditary issues, or have lost their enamel could expect to see obvious stain recurrence within 6 months.
An easy to understand example would be: If you have teeth that are less porous with thick enamel and all you like to eat are white rice, chicken, and water, then you could safely assume your bright smile will last forever. On the flip-side, if you have very porous teeth with little to no enamel, and you eat heavily colored food, and smoke and drink coffee or wines in excess, you could not expect your teeth to stay as white and bright for as long as the non-smoking "white rice and chicken" eater.
How long does a whitening session take?
Our whitening sessions average 60-90 minutes to complete. We remove staining from the outer layer first, then go deeper into the pores of the enamel to remove more penetrated staining at the dentin layer. Maximum results are attained after the last residual intrinsic staining is removed.
Is Teeth Whitening safe for existing dental work?
Our formula is non-abrasive and will not affect existing dental work. Crowns and veneers also accumulate staining and respond well to our whitening system for those surface level stains.
Will this process effectively whiten bonding, crowns, implants or veneers?
Not as such, but in some cases we do see some results in these areas. Surface stains are the most likely to be removed, as opposed to specifically whitening/lightening the color of a bonded tooth, crown, implant, or veneer.
I am scheduled to have bonding or new teeth put in. Should I get my teeth whitened first before my procedure?
Yes. Your dentist will then be better able to match the new corrections to your freshly whitened teeth.
How do I prepare for my teeth whitening treatment?
Do not floss the day of your treatment.
Do not brush your teeth immediately before treatment because your gums will be more sensistive.
We recommend using Sensodyne toothpaste for a few days ahead, and Orajel, and Advil or Ibuprofen if your teeth are sensitive.
As a courtesy, please do not eat foods with a strong odor before your whitening session.
Please do not bring children to your appointment.
You must cancel treatment if you have active cold sores or active viral infections around the mouth and postpone treatment until the infection subsides.
If you feel sick, please cancel your treatment session and postpone your next appointment for at least 3 weeks.
What should I expect after my teeth whitening treatment?
Be prepared to not eat, chew tobacco, or smoke for a few hours after treatment.
Avoid foods or drinks with dark colors like red meats, red wine, coffee, tea, or colored spices for 24 hours.
You may experience sensitivity in your teeth and gums up to 72 hours after treatment.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
$299 for a 1-person visit
$189 each for a 2-person visit if both people come on the same day and time
Do you accept insurance?
No. Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic service and therefore is not covered by insurance.
Do you take walk-ins?
No. We do not currently accept walk-ins. Appointments need to be made via our online scheduler.
Who will do my teeth whitening?
Jonathan Erik, Owner, and Certified Teeth Whitening Technician
Certified in Covid-19 Precautions
Can I send my child in for a teeth whitening procedure?
If your child is under 18, you will need to come into the office to sign permission on the intake form.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women have their teeth whitened?
No, we do not whiten teeth if pregnant or breastfeeding.