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Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions
At Da Vinci, we feel that the dissemination of information is paramount prior to having your teeth whitened. Please view the list of the most frequently asked questions below. If you need the answer, just click on it.

 

  1. Will Teeth Whitening Procedures work on my caps?
  2. I have a false molar, what should I do?
  3. If I have a cavity that needs work, should I get my teeth whitened first?
  4. Can you predict how white my teeth will get?
  5. Will the light burn my gums?
  6. Why do some places advertise it only takes 15 minutes and others say 30 minutes?
  7. Do I really need to use the home whitening maintenance kit if I just had my teeth professionally whitened?
  8. I used the home whitening kit and I get sensitivity in my teeth, what can I do?
  9. How do I know if I am a candidate for professional teeth whitening?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Teeth Whitening Procedures work on my caps?

Not really. While the use of peroxide might assist with removing surface stains, it will not make the cap, denture, implant or other man-made substance any whiter than it's original color. If you are thinking about having any type of work done, it is always best to whiten your teeth first so that dentist can match those teeth. This way, you can always whiten your teeth to match your dental work, however, you can't whiten your dental work to match your teeth. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

I have a false molar, what should I do?

Professional teeth whitening is usually performed on the anterior section of the teeth which are basically the teeth that you see when you smile. Take a look at your teeth when you smile, and if you can see any teeth that are not included in the procedure, then you should ask your whitening professional on ways they can ensure that all the teeth you need to be whitened are treated. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

If I have a cavity that needs work, should I get my teeth whitened first?

Always seek the advice of a Dental Professional if you have cavities, toothache, bleading gums or other related oral problems. You should not have your teeth whitened unless you have healthy teeth and gums. Please remember to always ask your dentist first. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

Can you predict how white my teeth will get?

No, only the big guy upstairs will know exactly how white they are going to get, however, we can predict the level of whiteness you will achieve based on your food intake, types of food and drink, whether you smoke or not, how well you maintain your teeth, your age, etc. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

Will the light burn my gums?

No. The light source is an LED light operating in the blue/green spectrum. You can physically put this light in front of your mouth for hours and have no harmful reaction to it. The light is a catalyst fo the teeth whitening gel and only speeds up the process. It has nothing to do with the level of whiteness you can achieve. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

Why do some places advertise it only takes 15 minutes and others say 30 minutes?

Some places that advertise 15 minute treatments are typically seen in shows, fairs and other temporary venues. If you see a permanently located professional teeth whitening center that does not offer the client the opportunity to go for double or even triple sessions, then you're probably looking at a Non-Professional Teeth Whitening Center who is merely capitalizing on a hot trend and is not looking towards the best interests of the client. They probably are not at a Da Vinci Teeth Whitening Center. We train all of our professionals to completely explain the entire process to you and provide you with estimates on the maximum shades of brightness you can achieve in single, double, and triple treatments. You can then decide what treatment is best for you. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

Do I really need to use the home whitening maintenance kit if I just had my teeth professionally whitened?

Yes, if you want to maintain your teeth's whiteness after having them professionally whitened, you must utilize a home maintenance whitener. Your teeth are exposed on a daily basis with foods and beverages that will contribute to a dull smile. Unlike other products that require daily use, our home whitening kits do not need to be used more than once or twice per month. In addition to utilizing the home maintenance kits, you may opt for bi-annual professional teeth whitening treatments which will keep your teeth the whitest possible. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

I used the home whitening kit and I get sensitivity in my teeth, what can I do?

Discontinue the treatment. Try again in a couple of days, but do not leave the gel on as long. While rare, some people might be too sensitive to the treatment and will need alternative treatments which your dentist can recommend. Return to Questions

 
 
 
 
 

How do I know if I am a candidate for professional teeth whitening?

Generally speaking, if you maintain your teeth and gums regularly, do not have Type II Diabetes, do not have heart problems, or are not pregnant or nursing, you most likely are a good candidate for teeth whitening. However, we always recommend that you ask your dentist to ensure that you are a good candidate. Return to Questions

 

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