Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Most people with healthy teeth and gums will experience no discomfort during the teeth whitening process. A slight sensitivity or tingling is normal and is not harmful to your gums or enamel. A slight blanching of the gum is common and normal. This is a temporary reaction to the teeth whitening process and is not harmful to your teeth or gums. It will disappear, usually in less than fifteen or twenty
minutes.

If you are pregnant we suggest you wait until after your pregnancy. If you are currently undergoing Chemotherapy please consult with your physician. If you have tooth decay, significant enamel calcification, periodontal (gum) disease, irritated or bleeding gums, you should not engage in this teeth whitening process until these conditions have been successfully resolved by a dentist.
Children under age of 14 should not whiten their teeth.

For a best result, for a minimum of 12-24 hours after process, we recommend you avoid consuming coffee, tea, darkled colored soda, red wine, berries, candy, red sauces, chocolate or any other foods that can stain your teeth. A good rule of thumb is… If it stains a white shirt, it will stain your teeth.

Brush and floss as directed by your dentist. Periodic use of the Xtreme Whitening take home maintenance kit or pen, will prolong the teeth whitening results. We recommend you visit your dentist at least annually for routine check-ups and cleaning.

Teeth whitening is actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of tooth enamel. This process uses an effective whitening gel retained in a Revolution WhiteningTM mouthpiece that is worn over the teeth for 20 minutes and as many times after that until you have reached your desired level of whitening.

As the active ingredient in the gel (carbamide peroxide/hydrogen peroxide) is broken down, the LED light and the natural warmth of the mouth acts upon the stained organic deposits, which oxidizes them into a whiter color. This process makes the overall tooth color closer to its natural unstained color. Years of clinical tests have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of this system. Over 90% of people treated achieve some level of tooth whitening. Crowns, bridges and fillings will not lighten during the whitening session. However, any stains will be lifted taking the artificial tooth closer to its original color.

For most people the treatment will last about 24 months. Your teeth have become stained in the first place from consuming foods and beverages. Upon the completion of your initial whitening session, your teeth are restored closer to their natural white color. Exposure to foods, drinks (especially coffee, colas and red wines), smoking and other consumables will gradually darken teeth again over time. You may want to periodically whiten your teeth. After an initial session, most people do a touchup session about once every 6 months. Proper oral hygiene and use of a teeth whitening maintenance product will greatly help to extend the results of a whitening session.

There are many causes. The most common include consumption of foods, coffee, tea, wine and smoking. In other words, our teeth naturally get more and more stained as time goes on and we continue to live our lives. NOTE -tetracycline discoloration and artificial dental work are usually not responsive to teeth whitening.

Almost everyone. However, there are some cases where treatment may not be effective. Tooth whitening is ideal for customers who have healthy teeth and would like a whiter, brighter smile.

Results are depending on individual characteristics of each person, such as age and grade of discoloration but most people usually see results after the first treatment by leaving the mouthpiece in for only 20 minutes. In some cases an additional 20 minute session with a new prefilled mouthpiece may be required for the desired results.

Some people may feel a little tingling sensation on their gums. NOTE – pregnant or nursing women should not engage in any form of teeth whitening without checking with their doctor first. Anyone who has had an oral extraction or major dental work within 28 days should not whiten their teeth due to higher sensitivity issues. If you have an allergy to peroxide or glycerin products you are not eligible for teeth whitening with our products.