BriteSmile is a new tooth whitening system using a patented gentle blue light in conjunction with a whitening gel to increase the whiteness of your teeth. The BriteSmile system can lighten your teeth by up to 14 shades in just one hour.
What does the procedure involve?
This tooth whitening process is relatively straightforward and very quick. Firstly, your dentist will check your teeth and gums to ensure you're a good candidate for the procedure. Essentially, if you have healthy teeth, you should be able to receive the treatment.
Your dentist will then begin the actual BriteSmile procedure by applying the special whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is then activated by BriteSmile's patented gentle blue light for 20 minutes or so. And that's it. Dazzling white teeth in less than half an hour.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
The BriteSmile tooth whitening treatment is suitable for anyone over the age of fourteen who has significant tooth discolouration. It is ideal for smokers, and young adults who may have heavy staining as a result of wearing braces. The Britesmile process should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended during orthodontic or other substantial dental treatment.
Is it safe?
The procedure has been thoroughly clinically tested without any problems. And it's worth noting that BriteSmile's gel uses just 10% hydrogen peroxide, much lower than many other whitening gels. Indeed some tooth whitening techniques contain 50% hydrogen peroxide.
Is the procdure sore?
Most BriteSmile patients do not suffer any discomfort or pain. However, a small number of people may experience a temporary dull ache in their mouth after treatment. But this minor pain usually passes very quickly.
How long will it last?
This depends greatly on individual. A healthy diet and a thorough dental hygiene regime will help your teeth remain white for up to two years. But too much tea, coffee, alcohol or cigarettes can quickly remove the sparkle from your new pearly whites.
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