One 15 minute session using a professional light-activated teeth whitening system that combines hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel with a blue LED teeth whitening light. Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
is performed using a professional light-activated teeth whitening system that combine hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel with a blue LED teeth whitening light. Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
Teeth Whitening Options
Teeth Whitening - Double Session
Two back to back 15-minute sessions using a professional light-activated teeth whitening system that combines hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel with a blue LED teeth whitening light. Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look
Teeth Whitening - Triple Session
Three back to back 15-minute sessions using a professional light-activated teeth whitening system that combines hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel with a blue LED teeth whitening light. Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
What kind of results can I expect from Beaming White Advanced Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?
Results may vary based on the customer’s habits and porosity of their teeth. Generally speaking, the results could last 6 months to 2 years.
- Note: A single 15-minute session of cosmetic teeth whitening will NOT make the teeth pearly white. It will make them whiter. How much whiter? It really depends on a multitude of factors, including how stained the teeth are before the whitening, what kind of staining agent caused most of the color on the teeth, and how well the person’s enamel reacts to the peroxide in the gel.
- Although most natural teeth can benefit from a tooth whitening treatment, everyone’s teeth are different and that results will vary. People with yellowish teeth generally get the best results whereas teeth that have spots due to tetracycline use (grayish tint) or fluorosis, will be difficult to whiten. Also, artificial teeth, caps, crowns, veneers, porcelain, composite or other restorative materials, might not achieve dramatic results because the peroxide gel will not whiten them past their original color.
Will your teeth whitening process cause sensitivity?
Whitening can cause a temporary increase in sensitivity to temperature, pressure, and touch. This is more likely to occur after in-office dentist performed whitening, where a higher-concentration whitening agent is used.
Some individuals may experience spontaneous shooting pains (“zingers”) down the middle of their front teeth. Individuals at greatest risk for whitening sensitivity are those with gum recession, significant cracks in their teeth or leakage resulting from faulty restorations. It has also been reported that people with red hair, including those with no other risk factors, are at particular risk for tooth sensitivity and zingers.
Whitening sensitivity typically lasts no longer than a day or two, but in some rare cases may persist up to a month. In such cases, we recommend a toothpaste containing potassium nitrates for sensitive teeth, such as Sensodyne Toothpaste™, or Beaming White’s remineralizing/desensitizing gel, which contains potassium nitrate and fluoride.
Are there any other possible side effects to whitening?
GUM IRRITATION: Some customers might experience some degree of gum irritation resulting from contact between the whitening gel and the gums. When the gel touches the gums these soft tissues will turn white (this is called blanching) but they will go back to their original pink color in less than 15 minutes. Even though it goes back to their pink color after the treatment, we advise our customers to brush your teeth gently for the next couple of days as your gums might bleed if you are too harsh on them.
TECHNICOLOR TEETH: Restorations such as bonding, dental crowns or porcelain veneers are not affected by teeth whitening and therefore maintain their default color while the surrounding teeth are whitened. This results in what is frequently called “Technicolor teeth”. Although occasionally these non-natural teeth might be whitened slightly back to their original color if they have already been stained, we will advise you that the non-natural teeth color will probably not improve.
What causes tooth staining?
AGE: There is a direct correlation between tooth color and age. Over the years, teeth darken as a result of wear and tear and stain accumulation. Teenagers will likely experience immediate, dramatic results from whitening. In the twenties, as the teeth begin to show a yellow cast, teeth-whitening may require a little more effort. By the 40s, the yellow gives way to brown and more maintenance may be called for. By the fifties, the teeth have absorbed a host of stubborn stains, which can be more difficult to remove.
TRANSLUCENCY AND THICKNESS: These are also genetic traits that become more pronounced with age. While all teeth show some translucency, those that are opaque and thick have an advantage: they appear lighter in color, show more sparkle and are responsive to bleaching. Teeth that are thinner and more transparent – most notably the front teeth – have less of the pigment that is necessary for bleaching. Transparency is the only condition that cannot be corrected by any form of teeth whitening.
EATING HABITS: The habitual consumption of red wine, coffee, tea, cola, carrots, oranges and other deeply colored beverages and foods cause considerable staining over the years. In addition, acidic foods such as citrus fruits and vinegar contribute to enamel erosion. As a result, the surface becomes more transparent and more of the yellow-colored dentin shows through.
SMOKING HABITS: Nicotine leaves brownish deposits, which slowly soak into the tooth structure and cause intrinsic discoloration.
DRUGS / CHEMICALS: Tetracycline usage during tooth formation produces dark gray or brown ribbon stains, which are very difficult to remove. Excessive consumption of fluoride causes fluorosis and associated areas of white mottling.
GRINDING: Most frequently caused by stress, teeth grinding (gnashing) can add micro-cracking in the teeth and can cause the biting edges to darken.
TRAUMA: Falls and other injuries can produce sizable cracks in the teeth, which collect large amounts of stains and debris.
Are there different types of tooth stains?
There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.
EXTRINSIC STAINS are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early.
INTRINSIC STAINS are those that form on the interior of teeth. Intrinsic stains result from trauma, aging, exposure to drugs (like tetracycline) during tooth formation and/or excessive ingestion of fluoride (fluorosis). In the past, it was thought that intrinsic stains were too resistant to be corrected by bleaching. With the methods available today some of these clients might benefit from the teeth whitening process but results cannot be guaranteed.