We often get the following questions about whitening:
Is Professional teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Research has shown that when teeth are normal and healthy there are no apparent adverse effects on the tooth’s enamel.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Aging, smoking and the ingestion of dark pigmented food and drink such as coffee, tea, cola and red wine are the leading causes of tooth discoloration.
Are there any side effects?
A small percentage of people may experience slight tingling or cold sensativity after treatment. Generally this subsides relatively quickly.
Does teeth whitening work for everyone?
Teeth whitening is not effective on individuals with stained teeth as a result of certain medications, decalcification, or those who were born with grayish teeth. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, or children under 14.
Will teeth whitening affect my dental work?
Although it will not whiten crowns, fillings, veneers or other dental work, the process does not adversely affect these structures.