In clinical studies, BriteSmile has been able to achieve
over 8+ shades whiter on average. Your results of course
will vary as your starting point maybe different and
everyone's teeth respond a little differently, but in
virtually all cases, the results are dramatic.
Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum,
During the consultation, the dentist will go over what
you personally can expect for your individual situation.
Severe discoloration can be treated and yield good
results in many instances. However, the more difficult
cases can sometimes require a more lengthy treatment
than the standard one-hour treatment.
How long does it last?
The long-term results depend primarily on the
individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco
products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea, dark soft
drinks, and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular
cleanings, etc., can work against the results. Regular
professional care and use of the BriteSmile Professional
System can help maintain your natural whiteness for up
to 2 years or more. Some people may prefer to do the
BriteSmile whitening treatment more frequently.
How does it work?
The BriteSmile dentist will first examine
your teeth and gums for good oral health. Next as
you relax in the chair, our proprietary whitening gel is
applied to your teeth and the revolutionary, patented
BriteSmile light will be positioned over your teeth to
activate the gel. As you watch TV, listen to music or
nap, your teeth will lighten and your natural whiteness
will be restored in about an hour through a completely
safe process of oxidation. Because of our unique
chemistry and revolutionary blue wavelength light, a
process that used to take many hours can now be
accomplished in just one hour.
Is it safe?
Yes. The BriteSmile procedure will not
soften enamel or existing fillings. The primary
ingredient in the BriteSmile's gel is hydrogen peroxide,
which has been safely used in teeth whitening for over
100 years and is recognized as an effective whitening
ingredient by the dental community. The percentage of
hydrogen peroxide used in BriteSmile's proprietary gel
is only 15%, much lower than other whitening gels that
often contain 35% - 50% hydrogen peroxide.
Will it hurt?
The majority of our clients experience no
pain or sensitivity after the BriteSmile Professional
Teeth Whitening treatment. A very small percentage of
customers may experience a minor dull "ache" following
the procedure. Taking some sort of analgesic almost
always resolves the feeling. It is best to avoid very
hot or very cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there
is any tooth sensitivity.
How much does it cost?
The price of a BriteSmile Professional
Teeth Whitening treatment varies by location.
How does BriteSmile
compare to other whitening options?
BriteSmile offers the most advanced technology available
in teeth whitening. Clinical studies have proven
BriteSmile whitens an average of 8+ shades in one hour.
Compare this to a leading tray system which achieved
only 6 shades and took weeks. In fact, many tray users
never achieve even a few shades, as it is difficult to
complete the regimen - night after night sleeping with
trays full of bleaching gel, often accompanied by
sensitivity and gum irritation. As you can see,
BriteSmile is a tremendous value by comparison.
Incidentally, the same study showed that a leading
whitening toothpaste was only able to achieve 1.5 shades
of improvement after an entire month of use.
Will my dental insurance
cover this procedure?
No. As with most cosmetic dental
procedures, insurance will not cover the treatment cost,
however, it may be able to be reimbursed out of a
pre-tax medical expense account if offered by your
Is this procedure for
Virtually everyone wanting to whiten his
or her teeth can benefit from using BriteSmile -
including people with severe food, coffee, tobacco or
tetracycline stains. The dental examination by the
BriteSmile dentist will determine if you are a good
candidate for whitening at the time of your free
consultation. If the BriteSmile dentist uncovers a
condition that would delay whitening, you will be
referred back to your primary dentist for possible
How old do you have to be?
Currently, the minimum age is 14 years
old, with clinical proof of safety and effectiveness.
Young adults 14+ are good candidates for the procedure,
particularly if they have heavy staining after
orthodontic treatment is complete and their braces are
Will the procedure whiten
existing crowns, veneers or "tooth colored" fillings?
The BriteSmile Professional Teeth
Whitening treatment has been successful at removing
stains from caps, veneers or bonded teeth. However, a
whitening treatment in general cannot change the
original color of the caps, veneers or bonds. We
recommend that you discuss your situation with a
BriteSmile dentist to determine what you can expect.
Can I have this done if I
BriteSmile recommends that you not do
this process while nursing or pregnant. While we have no
data that suggests BriteSmile would be problematic for
pregnant women, we simply choose not to do so. Rather,
we recommend that patients wait until after childbirth
and/or nursing, to have our whitening process performed.
How can I maintain my new
We recommend the following to maintain your new