If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, the doctor has your answer with BriteSmile. The BriteSmile In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The NiteWhite Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights.
What is BriteSmile Tooth Whitening?
BriteSmile is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What Can Cause Tooth Discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who May Benefit From Tooth Whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, the Doctor can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is Tooth Whitening Safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Britesmile is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How Long Do The Results Last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and touch-ups with BriteSmile At Home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
What Is The Difference Between Over-The-Counter Tooth Whiteners & BriteSmile?
Consulting the docotr is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Britesmile is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour or six shades in just one weekend.
How Does The BriteSmile In-Office System Work?
The BriteSmile light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The BriteSmile light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is The BriteSmile In-Office Procedure Painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within one to three days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How Long Is The Procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual BriteSmile Whitening session.
* And you may go even lighter with additional applications.
Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.