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Teeth Whitening & Tooth Gems

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic treatment to whiten/brighten your teeth and remove staining. Teeth Whitening works with a combination of whitening gels and the use of an LED Light.  

Am I a good candidate for either treatment?

  • Not recommended for anyone 16 years of age or younger.

  • Not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Not recommended for anyone who has visible cavities or gum tissue is receding. 

  • Not recommended for anyone with extreme teeth sensitivity.

How long does the teeth whitening treatment last?

Teeth Whitening is not a permanent treatment. Different factors such as oral hygiene and habits will affect the longevity of this treatment. On average, you can expect results to last 6 to 8 months if you are a non-smoker and 4 to 6 months if you smoke.

How long does the tooth gems lasts?

Tooth Gems will last anywhere from 3 to 24 months, depending on home care.

Does Teeth Whitening hurt?

Some sensitivity may occur immediately after treatment and for the following day. We recommend you use a sensitive tooth paste 2 weeks prior to the appointment if they are concerned about sensitivity. Make sure to review aftercare instructions to help minimize any sensitivity. 

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Pre/Post Care for Teeth Whitening

Pre-Care Instructions

  • If you normally have sensitive teeth or are concerned about sensitivity, we recommend using a sensitive tooth paste 2 weeks before treatment.

  • Please brush your teeth prior to the appointment. 

Post-Care Instructions

  • Avoid all staining products for at least 24 hours up to 7 days. The longer you avoid anything dark, the better the results, the longer they will last.

  • Avoid all dark liquids: coffee, tea, red wine, juices, pop, etc. for 24-48 hours (or use a straw). Stick to a white diet: Chicken, Potatoes, Rice, etc. 

  • Avoid all sauces: Tomato Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Soya Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, etc. for 24-48 hours

  • No smoking or chewing Tobacco for 24 hours

  • Avoids fruits/vegetables with dye: Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Beets for 24-48 hours

  • Gel is still activated in the pores and will continue to lighten for the next 8 hours

  • Avoid cold drinks/food as it can trigger sensitivity since the pores do not close right away.

  • If sensitivity occurs, take an Advil or Tylenol as directed.

  • Avoid brushing for 45 minutes after treatment and avoid mouthwash (coloured) for 24 hours

  • No whitening toothpastes as they could be too abrasive for 24 hours

  • Practice good oral hygiene

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Pre/Post Care for Tooth Gems

Pre-Care Instructions

  • No dental concerns.

  • Please brush your teeth prior to the appointment. 

Post-Care Instructions

  • Avoid consuming any food or drink for the first hour after the treatment.

  • Eat only soft food for the first 24 hours (No sticky food, spicy food or acidic drinks).

  • Do not use an electric tooth brush when brushing teeth. It's best to use a soft bristled brush.

  • Avoid brushing teeth for 12-24 hours.

  • No chewing gum or make sure to chew on the side where there isn't a tooth gem.

  • Avoid touching or playing with your tooth gem.

  • Always be mindful when biting into certain foods (ex: apples, sandwiches, etc) so that they do not pull or remove the tooth gem.

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