Frequently Asked Questions

Will the product whiten tobacco stains?

Yes, it will! In fact, people who use tobacco products are like to see the most extreme changes. Tobacco stains tend to be more stubborn, but with consistent applications and a little patience, you are guaranteed to see a major change. We recommend our custom-fitted trays + 9 whitening gel + 9 desensitizing gel syringes to remove tobacco stains and reduce future staining.’

Is professional teeth whitening safe? Will it damage my enamel? Is this whitening system safe?

Studies from the Academy of General Dentistry, (AGD Impact, April 1998, p.23), during the past five years have proven the lab direct teeth whitening process to be safe and effective. A small percentage of people may experience some tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, which disappears once you stop using the Hi-Intensity Whitening Gel or by decreasing the amount of time you use the whitening system.

Is the whitening process permanent?

Your teeth are constantly under attack by stains in food, drink, and tobacco. These stains build up over time. Each time you whiten, you are removing years of staining. Although results are not permanent, it’s very easy to maintain a white smile for life! After your initial treatments to remove old stains, most people only need touchups 4-6 times per year to maintain their ideal results.

How does teeth whitening gel work?

Your teeth have pores and act like a sponge; absorbing the colors of the food and drink you ingest each day. Over time, those stains continue to get deeper into the tooth and can no longer be removed by brushing or over-the-counter products like whitening strips. To remove these stains, a professional treatment that ensure that every angle of every tooth stays in continuous contact with the teeth that are stained. The whitening gel in a custom-fitted whitening tray gently opens up the pores and soaks into the tooth. Active ingredients lift the stains to the surface. After whitening, your pores require time to naturally rehydrate and remineralize (ie: pores go back to smaller size). This is why it is best to whiten before bed and apply desensitizing gel after each whitening session. Reducing the amount of colored food (especially coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco) for as long as possible will greatly reduce the chances of your teeth restaining quickly.