Teeth Whitening FAQ's
Teeth appearance is an important part of your smile and
the way you look in general. A great smile can help
improve your job opportunities, help you gain friends and
maybe help find that love of your life! These are some of
the reasons why many people turn to teeth whitening to
improve the look of their teeth and their smiles.
Teeth whitening gels are transparent peroxide gels used
to bleach your teeth. Depending on the color of your
teeth the whitening gel can whiten your teeth with several
shades. However the whitening you can achieve with over
the counter whitening gels cannot be compared with the
results of professional teeth whitening procedures
performed by a professional service provider.
Teeth whitening is a relatively safe treatment according to
the majority of studies done in the last 10 years. Modern
whitening gels are better formulated and in general cause
much less sensitivity than their earlier predecessors.
Cool Light LED teeth whitening has become one of the
most popular cosmetic appearance improvement
options, because it's very effective and produces
The system that White 'n' Bright Teeth use starts with
you cleaning your teeth, then applying special teeth
whitening gel to the mouthpiece. This whitening gel
contains stronger bleaching agent compared to the gel
used in over-the-counter tooth bleaching products,
which ensures better results. After the whitening gel
has been applied, the consultant uses our patented Cool
Light system to activate the photo receptors, which
facilitates better gel penetration through the teeth
enamel. The teeth whitening procedure usually lasts
about 20 - 40 minutes (depending of the severity of
staining) and the results can be seen immediately after.
How effective is the system used by White 'n'
MyWhiteSmile teeth whitening system is very effective,
and produces better and faster results compared to
other teeth whitening methods. Depending on your
teeth shade and condition, MyWhiteSmile System can
whiten teeth up to 10 shades.
Before you consider undergoing a teeth whitening
procedure, it is a good idea to learn what causes yellow
teeth in the first place. There are many factors that affect
the color of your teeth, and we have described the most
important ones below:
Getting older affects your entire body, including your
teeth and their color. As you age your teeth are turning
yellow and this is a perfectly natural process that can be
reversed with White 'n' Bright Teeth.
What you eat and drink affects your bright smile.
That's right, the food and drinks can greatly influence
the color of your teeth. There are foods and beverages
that make your teeth darker, the worst offenders being
red wine, cigarettes, soda drinks, coffee, chocolate, and
berries. With a visit from White 'n' Bright Teeth, you
can have your cake and eat it too!!!
If you bump a tooth, you might damage it, and this can
cause the tooth to get darker.
Consumption of certain antibiotics during your early
years can result in yellow teeth.There are several
situations where your professional might advise you not
to undergo teeth whitening procedure. One of these
cases is when your front teeth have caps or crowns,
which simply cannot be whitened beyond their original
colour with bleaching paste or gel.
Which teeth shades are easier to whiten?
In general if your teeth are yellow, it will be easier to
make them whiter. Gray teeth are harder to whiten. The
easiest way to find out what to expect from teeth
whitening is to talk to your consultant.
Can you bleach your teeth during
pregnancy or while nursing?
Teeth bleaching is not advisable for women that breast
feed and during pregnancy.
Will teeth whitening make my crowns,
bridges and veneers whiter?
No, tooth whitening only works on your natural teeth
and it will only bring your crowns, bridges and veneers
back to their original colour.
Can I bleach my teeth while I have
untreated cavities or gum problems?
It is advisable to first treat your cavities and/or gums
and whiten your teeth after that. If you suspect you have
teeth problems and you are planning a teeth whitening
procedure, always go for dental checkup first.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
On average you can expect to have whiter teeth for 1 - 2
years after teeth whitening, but this will vary from
person to person and on your lifestyle. You can keep the
results longer if you avoid foods and drinks that stain
your teeth. Examples of foods and beverages that stain
teeth are tea, coffee and red wine.
Can you whiten your teeth using teeth
Whitening toothpastes can be effective for removing
surface teeth stains and to maintain your teeth whiter
longer, after a teeth whitening procedure. Most
toothpastes offer on the market today are marketed as
teeth whitening products.
Is teeth whitening painful?
Teeth whitening is not supposed to be painful, but with
that said keep in mind that it might cause tooth and/or
gum sensitivity. If this happens your MyWhiteSmile
consultant will provide you with a de-sensitizer at no
What is the right shade of white for my
There is no "right" shade for your teeth and it all
depends on what shade do you want. It's a good idea to
strike a balance between "movie star smile", which is
usually extremely white veneers, and a more natural
appearance of your teeth. Also keep in mind that gray,
dark stained teeth might not respond well to teeth
whitening, while white and yellow teeth usually become
whiter after treatment.
How many times a year can I have a teeth
whitening procedure done?
The teeth whitening procedure can be performed up to 3
times per year.
What causes white spots on my teeth?
Usually too much fluoride during the development of
the teeth, causes white spots on teeth. If you see any
spots on your teeth always speak with your consultant
What is Carbamide Peroxide?
Carbamide peroxide is an oxidising agent, consisting of
hydrogen peroxide compounded. The molecular
formula is CH6N2O3, or CH4N2O.H2O2. It is a white
crystalline solid that releases oxygen when it comes in
contact with water and particular light wavelengths.
Pure carbamide peroxide has the form of white crystals
or crystal powder, is soluble in water, and contains
approximately 35% hydrogen peroxide.
Carbamide peroxide is used to
1. whiten teeth
2. relieve minor inflammation of gums, oral mucosal
surfaces and lips including canker sores and dental
irritation; and to
3. emulsify and disperse ear wax.
Carbamide peroxide is commonly encountered in
cosmetic dentistry, where it is used to "bleach" teeth.
The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which acts
to oxidise interprismatic extrinsic staining within tooth
The bleaching obtained is proportional to the length of
time the peroxide is applied to the tooth, and the
The concentration most commonly used for tooth
whitening purposes is 3% to 10% (that is available for
over-the-counter sales in pharmacies).
The higher concentrations of 35% carbamide peroxide
used by MyWhiteSmile is the same strength used by
dentists charging MANY,MANY HUNDREDS of dollars
If you have untreated cavities, problems with your gums
(sensitive gums or gum disease), or the enamel of your
teeth has thinned-out your professional might decide
against tooth bleaching. Another case where whitening
might not be recommended is if your teeth have dark
stains, as these are harder to bleach. The closer to
yellow your teeth are the better chance to achieve
strong whitening results.
Tooth bleaching is not recommended under the age of