Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference from TresWhite Supreme and Opalescence Tooth Whitening System?
A: The Opalescence system comes with custom made trays that insure even product distribution on your teeth. Also, the whitening gel in the Opalescence has a higher percentage of whitening ingredients, which will give you a better result.

Q: Are there any side effects of the whitening?
A: While all of our products have been shown to have minimal side effects, there are a few you should be aware of. The first is tooth sensitivity; some, but not all, patients have complained of minor sensitivity after whitening. The other possible side effect is gum irritation; it is more common with the laser whitening and usually only lasts a day or two. We do have a desensitizing gel in our office to reduce sensitivity, usually needed for just the first 24 hours.

Q: Is there any follow up care needed?
A: It takes 48 hours for the enamel pellicle to reseal. In addition, you may chose to have a fluoride treatment when you are finished whitening. This seals up the tubules in your teeth that collect the stain; therefore, minimizing future stain accumulation and any post whitening sensitivity. The assistant will provide you with at homecare instructions during your scheduled bleaching appointment.

If you have any additional questions concerning whitening, please contact us.