Q: Is teeth whitening really safe for salons/spas?
YES, years of teeth whitening treatments in dental offices have proven that it is safe. If directions for use are followed, home application is also safe. Occasionally, problems such as teeth sensitivity (mild or moderate) or gum irritations may be experienced. If this happens, the frequency of use should be reduced. People who do experience teeth sensitivity will notice that it normally subsides quickly following completion of treatment.
Q: How does the whitening treatment work?
First, the depressions of the teeth are taken using a "tray" filled with a special compound. After shaping the tray for upper and lower teeth, the whitening gel which contains an active ingredient hydrogen peroxide and photo-ion are applied to the trays. The tray is inserted into the mouth and left in place for 20 minutes.
Q: What actually occurs during whitening?
During the teeth whitening process, the active ingredient in the gel (hydrogen peroxide) is broken down to water and oxygen, oxygen enters the tooth enamel. This bleaches embedded discolored substances (stains). The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth enamel stain is changed and becomes a lighter and whiter shade. Fillings, crowns, bridges and bonding are slightly affected.
Q: How long will it take before my teeth are whiter?
Whitening results often become apparent during the first treatment. Typically, the whitening effect becomes even more evident after a second treatment. Teeth will continue to whiten with each successive treatment until desired results are achieved
Q: Is it possible to speed up the teeth whitening process?
YES, our exclusive photo-ion initiators greatly accelerate the whitening process. Extending actual treatment times for faster overall whitening results may also work if the teeth are not overly sensitive. As the gel is activated, a slight tingling or bubbling sensation may be felt. This is the oxidation process taking place.
Treatment should be done on upper and lower teeth each day at home until your desired whitening is achieved. Twice a day treatments may also achieve faster whitening results.
Q: What are the results for most people?
Although results vary, in our experience backed by studies, they show that 90% to 95% of people experience some level of whitening. We have experienced up to 8 shades in one 20 minute Salon/Spa Cosmetic Whitening procedure.
Q: How long does the effect of teeth whitening last?
For most people, the results are long lasting. Exposure to coffees, teas, tobacco, red wines and certain other stain producing substances will eventually darken teeth again over time. Maintenance kits for home are recommended and provided to stop the teeth from staining.
Q: Do people need touch ups?
After initial treatment, some people do touch-ups every 3-6 months based on the amount of stain producing substances to which they are exposed. The PWS tooth whitening system is a professional whitening system using LIGHT and not a "supermarket" tooth whitening kit. It is considerably stronger and more effective.
Q: Is the LED photo light safe?
YES, our light is safe. There are no harmful Ultraviolet (UV) or Infrared (IR) rays in this Diode light source at 400 to 500 nanometers. This light is the same type of light as the ones that are used in many dental offices.
Q: Why choose Pearl White Solutions Professional teeth whitening over a dentist bleaching system?
The whitening gel from PWS was developed by a Certified Dental Laboratory and dentists for fast whitening action and long lasting results. This is the same teeth whitening gel that is dispensed by dental offices worldwide. From the patented moldable trays to the gel, the treatment is essentially what a dentist would prescribe but milder for less sensitivity, less time and less cost.