1. Are there any side effects?
Some patients experience temporary tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. This usually occurs on the first day and ceases to exist when you are not whitening your teeth.
2. Can tooth whitening hurt my teeth?
Substantial clinical and laboratory research has shown that the tooth whitening gel has no adverse effects on your teeth.
3. How is it different from TV and other over the counter products?
Your treatment will be done using custom trays and professional products. Over the counter, products are not proper fitting and usually very bulky and this could cause spotting of your teeth by not allowing the whitening solution to evenly distribute over your teeth. Also, some of them over the counter products may contain harmful acids and other products which may do damage to your teeth and gums.
4. How long will it last?
The whitening process can last anywhere from 2-5 years but a lot depends on your level of
are after the process has been carried out.
The advantage of having custom trays is that you are able to apply the whitening products any time you wish. You will be personally instructed on their use and if products change over time you are able to still keep up with the changes without additional expenses.
5. Pregnant or lactating (nursing) mothers?
It is not known scientifically if the problem does occur with pregnant or lactating (breastfeeding ) women but for precaution's sake, it has been recommended that this group of people abstain from using the whitening products.