FAQs

HOW EFFECTIVE IS COSMETIC TEETH WHITENING?


Cosmetic teeth whitening can help teeth become seven to nine shades whiter than before. The exact effectiveness of a cosmetic teeth whitening procedure depends on the status of the teeth before the procedure. Nevertheless, cosmetic teeth whitening can in most instances return teeth to the whitest shade possible. It is usually similar to the color teeth were when the patient was a teenager.

DOES TEETH WHITENING CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE?

There is no permanent damage caused to the enamel or any other tooth structures by teeth whitening.

WHO SHOULD USE TEETH WHITENING?

Generally, anyone with healthy gums and teeth can benefit from cosmetic teeth whitening. It has been shown to be highly effective at removing stains from teeth, including tobacco, coffee, tea, tetracycline, and various other tooth stains.

DOES THE WHITENING SYSTEM WORK ON DENTURES OR VENEERS?

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening was designed to enhance the natural whiteness of the enamel. Existing restorations such as fillings, dentures, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges do not lighten. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need to be replaced to match the new tooth shade achieved in the natural teeth, should a bleaching process proceed.

HOW LONG DO THE TEETH WHITENING EFFECTS LAST?

Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.

HOW MANY SHADES WHITER CAN I EXPECT MY TEETH TO GET?

The amount of whitening varies from client to client and cannot be predicted or guaranteed; but in general use, teeth may lighten anywhere from 6 to 12 shades on the whitening shade guide. The results depend greatly on how discolored the teeth were originally. Yellow or brown teeth, surface stains, and uniformly darkened teeth are easiest to whiten. Additional whitening treatments may be needed in order to achieve the desired shade, especially with heavily stained teeth.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN TEETH CLEANING AND TEETH WHITENING?

The primary goal of teeth cleaning is to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth, in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The main objective of teeth whitening is to remove stains for cosmetic purposes. Teeth cleaning is important for the ongoing health of your teeth and gums, whereas teeth whitening treatments are purely cosmetic. One does not replace the other.

HOW LONG WILL TEETH JEWELS LAST?

Anywhere from 6-12 months. With extra care, they may last even longer.

I HAVE VENEERS/A FALSE TOOTH, CAN I GET TEETH JEWELS?

Unfortunately, the bonding agent will only attach to natural tooth tissue.