Is teeth whitening really safe?

Yes, years of teeth whitening treatments by Dental Offices have proven that it is safe. If directions for use are followed, home application is also safe. If problems such as teeth sensitivity or gum irritations are experienced, the frequency of use should be reduced from every day to every other day. Some people experience mild […]

How does the whitening treatment work?

A mouldable”tray” or mouthpiece is submerged into hot water for 5 seconds until soft and a bite impression is taken. After shaping the trays for upper and lower teeth, the whitening gel, which contains active ingredient Carbamide Peroxide, is applied to individual trays and inserted into the mouth and over the teeth. One tray at […]

What occurs during whitening?

During the teeth whitening process, the active ingredient in the gel, Carbamide Peroxide, is broken down and oxygen enters the tooth enamel bleaching embedded discoloured substances (stains). The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth enamel becomes a lighter and whiter shade. Fillings, crowns, bridges and bondings, etc. are not affected.

What is Carbamide Peroxide?

Carbamide Peroxide is the primary active ingredient or bleaching agent in the professional teeth whitening gel. It is essentially a variation of Hydrogen Peroxide and combined with the unique adherence properties of the specially formulated gel, it provides the chemical reaction required to safely whiten your teeth. The Clinical Pharmacology Classification of Carbamide Peroxide states […]

How long will it take until my teeth are whiter?

Whitening results often become apparent during the first few treatments, but typically a noticeable whitening effect becomes evident after about 8-10 treatments. Teeth will continue to whiten with each successive treatment until desired results are achieved. Results vary, but in our experience backed by studies, show that 90 to 95% of people experience some level […]

How long do results last?

For most people, the results are long lasting. Exposure to coffees, teas, tobacco, red wines and certain other stain producing substances will eventually darken teeth again over time. After initial treatment, some people do touch-ups every 6-8 months based on the amount of stain producing substances that they are exposed to. The ProWhiteSmile Whitening System […]