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Bright Now Teeth Whitening


Frequently Asked Questions

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic teeth whitening procedure  where a concentrated gel is applied to the tooth surface. It is combined with a led light which removes stains from the tooth surface.It is a 60 minute treatment and is totally safe and pain free.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening is not permanent and everyone’s teeth are different and stain at different rates. On average the whitening results last 4-6 months. To achieve optimal results we highly recommend you have a dental cleaning done prior to having your teeth whitened.

How many sessions do I need and how often can I do the treatment?

One session Is usually enough but if you have heavy or stubborn staining, two is required. If desired results are achieved we can preform another treatment 4 to 6 months later. Touch ups are also available if needed after 1 to 2 months. If two sessions are needed it can be done 1 to 3 weeks after your first session, if no sensitivity is felt you can return after 48 hours. 

What foods should I avoid after my treatment and what foods can I eat after my treatment?

Please avoid the following items for 24 hours to 7 days. The longer you can go without the better the results but it is crucial for the first 24-48 hours you avoid the following :  

  • Coffee

  • Tea

  • Coffee

  • Red wine

  • All dark juices

  • Frozen items

  • Hot/cold beverages

  • Dark soups

  • Spinach

  • Blueberries

  • Strawberries

  • Carrots

  • Peas

  • Broccoli

  • Mushrooms

  • Beetrot

  • Soy sauce

  • Vinegar

  • Cream

  • Chocolate

  • Cherries

What foods or drinks can I have after my treatment?

  • Skinless chicken/turkey

  • White fish

  • White rice

  • White pasta

  • White bread

  • Egg whites

  • White cheese

  • Peeled potatoes

  • Cauliflower

  • Skimmed or law fat milk

  • Water

  • Rice crispys

  • White low fat yogurt

  • Tonic/soda water

  • Clear alcohol 

  • Bananas 

Will this harm or hurt my teeth?

The gel we use is approved by health and Canada and safe for the enamel. If done in moderation there is no harm. Only when its excessively done, whitening can cause softening of the enamel. You will feel little to no sensitivity 

Is it safe for nursing or pregnant mothers?

unfortunately it is not safe for pregnant or nursing mothers because the product contains hydrogen peroxide.

If I have veneers/fillings/crowns/root canals, will these still whiten?

The whitening process itself will not change the colour of the tooth because its a porcelain composite material. However, overtime stains do buildup on these materials and can be lightened with the whitening treatment. A root canal has no nerve supply so the tooth colour will not change like the rest of the teeth. Some staining will be removed but the tooth will still be a different shade (usually grey).

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