Information about teeth whitening

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can undergo the SHORE SMILES™ treatment?
A: We produce dramatic whitening results for anyone who wants to whiten his or her teeth. This includes people with teeth that have been stained by smoking or by substances such as coffee or tea. It also whitens teeth stained by tetracycline, speckled by fluoride, or hereditary discoloration. Pregnant or lactating women or clients under 16 years of age should not receive the Shore Smiles treatment. Additionally, any clients with known allergies to hydrogen peroxide or glycols should not undergo the treatment.

Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes, scientific research has shown that our treatment and gels are safe. We use a gentle, over-the-counter strength peroxide-based whitening gel (the ONLY proven safe whitening agent) combined with a tailored light source that removes all harmful UV light and heat before delivering a concentrated beam of light to accelerate the whitneing process.

Q: Why is the SHORE SMILES™ treatment one hour?
A: The SHORE SMILES™ treatment is designed to produce long-lasting, dramatic whitening results. Effective teeth whitening requires the combination of a powerful, tailored light source with a specially formulated, quick-reacting, hydrogen peroxide whitening gel exposed to the teeth for 60 minutes. Other systems that combine LED lights with a slow-reacting carbamide peroxide whitening gel and shorter treatment times will NOT provide the same level of quality, long-lasting whitening results as SHORE SMILES™.

Q: Will it whiten my existing crowns, bondings, or veneers?
As with all cosmetic teeth whitening treatments, this treatment is only effective on natural teeth. If your dental work is visible when you smile, you may discuss matching your surrounding enamel with your dental professional.

Q: How long will the whitening last?
A: This varies from person to person and depends on your diet and lifestyle, but the effects usually last for about two years. Periodic touch-up treatments are recommended for clients who frequently consume coffee or other staining foods and drinks or for those that use tobacco products.

Q: How white will my teeth get?
A: After undergoing whitening with the SHORE SMILES™ system, teeth shades can brighten between 5 to 14 shades, with an average improvement of 8 shades on the SHORE SMILES™ Select Whitening Shade Guide. Although individual results will depend on how discolored the teeth were originally, the end result will be white, shiny teeth.

Q: Why is the SHORE SMILES™ system the best?
A: We use the original premium cosmetic tooth whitening system. Containing a powerful halogen light source (proven to be more effective than LED lights) and an advanced light filtration system, SHORE SMILES™ system emits an intense, pure beam of light to effectively accelerate the whitening process. Designed exclusively for the beauty industry, no other cosmetic whitening system produces the same level of whitening results while ensuring your comfort and safety.

Q: Will it hurt?
A: Most people do not experience any discomfort or sensitivity from the process. A very small percentage of people may feel some minor tooth sensitivity, especially if having very cold or hot foods or drinks within a few hours following the treatment. Avoid cold or hot drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth sensitivity.

Q: How do I maintain my smile over the long term?
A: For 24 hours after the treatment:
* Do not eat or drink dark, staining substances such as: coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce, green vegetables and cola.
* Do not smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco-containing products.
* Do not use colored toothpaste or mouthwash.
To maintain your whitest smile:
* Visit your dentist regularly.
* Minimize consumption of coffee, tea, and other staining food and drinks. Also, minimize cigarette smoking.
* Brush your teeth regularly with the Pearl White® whitening toothpaste provided by your specialist.
*Ask your specialist about single-cycle touch-up treatments if needed.