Advanced Teeth Whitening-Aesthetics


To Keep Your Bright White Smile!


Please have realistic expectations for your teeth whitening results. Teeth whitening 

results cannot be predicted. Machines DO NOT whiten your teeth. Obtaining a 

professional teeth whitening treatment using a safe, high-grade whitening solution 

you should expect teeth to show 4 or more shades whiter. 

Depending on the color of the teeth stain a second treatment may be needed and 

with proper maintenance the whitening results can last 2 plus years. However, a 

yearly maintenance treatment is suggested to maintain whitening results.



You love your salads, but be careful of what your choice of dressing can do to your 

teeth. It feels like balsamic should be the healthier alternative to bottled salad 

dressings, but its deep natural color can be pretty hard on your teeth. Balsamic 

vinegar tends to stick to your enamel when you eat it, so make sure to chew the 

lettuce in the salad a few times to clean it off after each bite.


Tomatoes are highly acidic and become a deep red once they're reduced into a thick 

sauce. They tend to cling on, making your teeth more vulnerable to staining. Try 

munching on some dark green veggies like broccoli, kale or spinach before you eat. 

These foods will create a protective film over the teeth to ward off staining.


Curry, the beloved spice that frequents Indian food, is deeply pigmented. If you eat 

it too frequently, you might end up with yellowing teeth. Try to limit the amount of 

curry in your diet. When you do enjoy curry-spiced food, add some fresh fruits and 

vegetables that prevent stains, as apples, carrots, cauliflower and celery to the dish.


A number of drinks cause staining because they're so acidic. Coffee, tea, soda, 

sports drinks, wine ... all of them have been shown to stain teeth and erode enamel. 

The yellowish layer beneath the enamel, called the dentin, may show through if the 

enamel is too thin. 

The first cup of coffee in the morning can only be described as heaven, but you've 

probably heard that it can do a number on your teeth. Coffee stains on your teeth 

don't exactly make you feel like smiling. But is it better to get your fix with tea 

instead? The Mayo Clinic makes an important point that tea does contain less 

caffeine than coffee. Does tea stain your teeth like coffee? In fact, tea can discolor 

your teeth even more than coffee thanks to something called tannins. But don't 

worry: there are ways to avoid them. Here's everything you need to know about 

tea's effect on your teeth, and what you can do to keep your smile looking brighter.


Tannins are natural chemicals that give plants a defense against hungry, leaf-eaters 

(like yourself), according to Scientific American. They also happen to be what gives 

tea the deep, complex flavor that you know and love. 

They may taste great, but they're what gives your tea that dark color that clings to 

your white enamel (the outer layer of your teeth), leaving stains and dulling your 

smile. When it comes to drinks, it's not just the darker hues you have to look out 


There are some light-colored culprits too. White tea can erode your enamel and 

white wine is even more acidic than red! Try to limit your intake. When you do 

have them, swish with water to get off as much residue as you can. Whenever 

possible, use a straw to limit the liquid's contact with your teeth.


Here are some things you can do to protect your beautiful smile and keep teeth

staining to a minimum:

* Sip through a straw when drinking tea both iced and hot to minimize its contact 

with your teeth.

* Swish with water after drinking a cup of tea to clean your teeth before the stains 

can settle.

* Switch to something lighter, like a Green tea. Black teas are more likely to stain.

* Brush right away with a whitening toothpaste that is formulated to remove stains.

* Tea's caffeine content is diluted, which makes it a great alternative to coffee if 

you're trying to cut back.

* Does tea stain your teeth? Yes, it does, but if you follow these tips you can avoid 

teeth staining and still start each day with a Bright White Smile.

When it comes to drinks, it's not just the darker hues you have to look out for. 

There are some light-colored culprits too. White tea can erode your enamel and 

white wine is even more acidic than red! Try to limit your intake. When you do 

have them, swish with water to get off as much residue as you can. Whenever 

possible, use a straw to limit the liquid's contact with your teeth. Brushing twice 

daily is important to help maintain a Bright White Smile!


An educated person is our best client.  Please do your research before deciding on 

your teeth whitening treatment. Ask questions if you're not sure which treatment to 


You do not have to do anything specific other than lightly brush your teeth staying 

away from the gum line before coming in for your teeth whitening treatment. Please 

DO NOT floss before your appointment!

Having your teeth cleaned and scraped before your teeth whitening treatment may 

help with the process, but it is not necessary to have your teeth cleaned and scraped 

at the dentist prior to your whitening treatment. We do recommend you have your 

usual 6 months regular check-ups at the dentist.


Following 24 Hours After Treatment:


* Avoid any dark staining drinks like Tea, Coffee, Red Wine, colored or alcoholic 

drinks and fruit juice.

* Avoid all dark staining foods like bolognaise, soy sauce, red meat, chocolate and 

all fruit except bananas.

* Avoid any foods or drinks that would leave a stain on a white shirt.

* No Smoking for 24 hours, smoking a cigarette within the first 24 Hours will stain 

your teeth. Moderate use of electronic cigarettes is OK.

* Avoid colored toothpaste (red or blue) or Mouthwash for 24 hours.


24 Hours After Whitening Treatment.

Here is a list of clear drinks and ‘white foods’ that are perfectly fine for eating and

drinking after a treatment.


* White fish

* White rice

* White pasta

* White cheese

* Bananas

* Cauliflower

* White onion

* Egg whites

* Rice Crispies 

* Crustless white bread

* White low-fat yogurt

* Peeled potatoes cooked to your liking

* Skinless chicken/turkey (minus the fat)


* Still / sparkling water

* Tonic/soda water

* White lemonade

* Skimmed milk

* Clear coconut water (not milk!)

* Clear alcohol mixed with clear mixers (gin and tonic, vodka and white etc)

There are many causes for tooth staining. The most common include genetics, 

aging, consumption of staining substances (smoking, coffee, tea, and colas), 

tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, and old fillings. 

Whitening toothpaste can remove stains that are on the outside of the teeth. 

Dentists call this extrinsic staining. 

However, teeth whitening toothpaste and professional dental cleanings will not 

change the color or intrinsic staining of the teeth. That is why tooth whitening 

(sometimes called tooth bleaching) is so popular.


During the whitening treatment.

Cosmetic teeth whitening is considered one of the safest procedures available in 

dentistry. The procedure consists of three to four 15-20 minute sessions.  A fresh 

layer of teeth whitening gel is applied after each session as the old gel is removed 

from your teeth.

Teeth Whitening works by exfoliating stains from inside your teeth to bring them 

back to their natural color. 

We will measure your initial shade, and the final shade to see how many shades 

lighter you got.  But there is no way to predict how many shades lighter your teeth 

will get beforehand.  The whitening process removes stains that we all accumulate 

over the years from coffee, tea, juice, soda, fruits and berries, sauces, salads etc…

The final shade is your natural tooth color, which is unique for everyone.  


Will not change color to your natural enamel. 

Over the years the natural teeth may have gotten stained or the shade was ever 

matched perfectly in the first place. You have the option to look in the mirror after

 each session to decide when it’s time to stop the teeth whitening. If you are 

unsatisfied with your current bonding, veneer or crown you should also consider 

replacing them as an option. We will consult with you before starting the treatment

to answer all your concerns and discuss your all your possible options.

Any previous dental work does not change color.  Crowns and veneers are made of 

porcelain, the shade of which cannot be changed. That doesn’t mean that you should

not do teeth whitening if you have crown, veneer, or a filling on a front tooth. Often 

the color of  the restorative work is actually lighter than the rest of the teeth.  

Over the years the natural teeth may have gotten stained or the shade was ever 

matched perfectly in the first place. You have the option to look in the mirror after 

each session to decide when it’s time to stop the teeth whitening. If unsatisfied with 

your current bonding, veneer or crown you should also consider replacing them as 

an option. We will consult with you before starting the treatment to answer all your 

concerns and discuss your all your possible options.


White spots or streaks on teeth.

White, shiny teeth are considered healthy, beautiful teeth. But, what happens to

 cause those dull, white spots that stands out on teeth, and are they healthy? Those 

dull white spots are usually the result of a loss of minerals in the enamel layer of the

tooth. But why does it happen? Some surprising causes of those white spots are…


Another example of negative side effects of smoking, smokers are not just risking

their own teeth. Pregnant smokers run the risk of damaging the unborn baby’s 

teeth. Teeth form early, well before the baby is born. So, save your baby from weak 

spots and lifelong tooth struggles, and avoid tobacco while pregnant.


Normally, we think of fluoride as a good thing for teeth, and it is. But, a condition 

called fluorosis can happen if you get way too much fluoride. The people most likely 

to suffer from fluorosis are children; their smaller bodies have lower capacities for 


That’s the reason all toothpastes that contain fluoride advise carefully supervising

children while brushing and using a pea sized amount of cleaner. Of course, fluoride

in proper amounts is still good for teeth, especially in childhood when teeth are 

growing in, so it’s important to check with your dentist if you have concerns about 

whether you or your child are getting the correct amount of fluoride. 

CariFree Gels come in fluoride-free and fluoride containing varieties to help meet your needs.


A diet short in calcium deprives your body of the building blocks of healthy enamel. 

In fact, several minerals that are part of a healthy and balanced diet help build up 

tooth enamel, and not having enough minerals available can mean your teeth pay 

the price with white, demineralized spots. Interestingly enough, celiac disease, 

because it causes the intestines to malfunction and not absorb nutrients, can cause 

significant, demineralized white spots on the teeth.


Bacteria love to grow on teeth. Cavity causing bacteria particularly love to grow in 

the high acid environment that results from eating. Poor brushing technique lets 

the bacteria continue to flourish. Braces and other glued in dental appliances can 

make it more difficult to brush well. It’s important to be vigilant about brushing 

well, particularly when wearing braces, to keep cavity causing bacteria from 

stripping minerals away from teeth, causing the white spots that easily progress to 



We count on medicine to make us healthy. Unfortunately, some medicines have 

been known to cause white spots on tooth enamel. One reason why certain 

antibiotics are not approved for use in children. Make sure if you are pregnant or 

nursing to share that information with any doctor prescribing medication for you. 

Please do not share prescriptions, and use medications exactly as prescribed. If you 

do end up with white spots after medical treatment, see your dentist for help 

treating them (and making sure you’ve identified all possible causes).


A high fever in a child can cause the dreaded white spot on tooth, linked to the loss 

of minerals on that spot. 

While it may not be your first thought to keep your child brushing their teeth 

through a bout with the flu, it is important to encourage proper hygiene when 

possible. Even a gentle swipe with the toothbrush and plain water can also help 

rehydrate a dry mouth and remove some plaque acids.

Many of us have white spots or streaks on our teeth, often we may not even realize 

they exist. We’ll inspect your teeth before starting the procedure and point to any 

white spots we find. They’re often covered up by stains and don’t show up 

prominently.  The white spots may have been caused by previous orthodontic 

treatment or may be genetic. As we remove the stains from teeth with whitening, 

the white spots will become more prominent. The white spots will also get even

brighter because they will whiten as well.  Usually, after a few days the white spots

will blend in a bit more. But expect them to possibly stand out more in the 



Important post whitening restrictions.

For the first 48 hours the pores in enamel are open, they can absorb stains faster 

than before.  As rule anything that stains a white shirt, will stain your teeth.  We 

realize that the diet is very restrictive. Please do your best, if you happen to eat or 

drink something you shouldn’t then brush your teeth or rinse with water right 

after.  If you plan on drinking coffee please do so with a straw, this way only the 

back of your teeth are exposed to coffee.


Sensitivity to teeth whitening.

Inside every tooth are millions of microscopic "dentinal tubules" that extend from 

the nerve (pulp) inside the tooth to the outside surface of the tooth. There's fluid 

inside these tiny tubes, and when this fluid moves inside the tubes, it causes 


Minerals from saliva normally plug up the open outer ends of the tubes, preventing 

fluid movement and most the sensitivity. All bleaching gels tend to dissolve these 

"plugs" allowing the fluid in the tubes to move and cause some sensitivity. 

Dental sensitivity is the most common issue surrounding teeth whitening-and it can 

happen to anyone, with almost any method. But, according to Dr. Rod Kurthy, 

DDS, a recognized expert in the field of whitening science, "how severe the reaction 

is depends on each individual and three important factors: genetics, bleach stability 

and acidic reaction."

Teeth Sensitivity during and after teeth whitening is an important concern for our 

clients and our office. 

We want you to be comfortable during and after the procedure. While 90% of our 

clients complete the entire treatment, it’s important to understand that completing 

the three or four 15-minute sessions of teeth whitening is not for everyone. We 

monitor our clients closely and encourage them to let us know when they start 

feeling sensitivity. 

Zinger Sensitivity is a “zing,” or a “zap” that your teeth may feel during the teeth 

whitening procedure. One or two zingers are normal but more than that means that 

it’s time to stop.  Our clients generally get good results even if they’ve completed 

just 2 sessions. Sensitivity is the body’s natural way of telling you that it’s time to 


In a recent survey of 250 clients who had teeth whitening in our office; 89% 

reported little or no sensitivity after teeth whitening, 9% reported some sensitivity, 

2% of clients reported discomfort for the first 24 hours.


Managing teeth whitening sensitivity.

Although moderate to severe sensitivity is rare, unfortunately a small percentage 

(~11 %) of our clients will experience some discomfort after the whitening. We try 

to encourage everyone to stop when their teeth start to feel sensitive, it’s not always 

easy for the client to stop before sensitivity increases. 

Taking an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve etc…relieves the 

nerves inside teeth that got inflamed during the whitening treatment. Please note: 

Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory, Tylenol works best when taken in combination 

with an anti-inflammatory.  We recommend taking 400mg (2 pills) every 4 hours 

if sensitivity persists.

Certain toothpastes such as Sensodyne can relieve sensitivity. At home, we 

recommend applying the toothpaste for sensitivity to your teeth for 5-10 minutes.


Teeth whitening is not for pregnant women.

Although teeth whitening is a very safe procedure for most. Doctors in general do 

not recommend any elective procedures for pregnant women.  Even if the risk is 

just 0.000001% it’s still something that’s not worth taking. 

There has not been any harm ever reported, it’s just not a risk worth taking.


Please be realistic on the results of your whitening treatment and understand the 

machines do NOT put white on your teeth. Teeth whitening results cannot be 


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