|On this page, we have listed the various questions and corresponding answers to the many questions we have been asked in the past regarding cosmetic teeth whitening, laser whitening products and the various teeth whitening treatments available.
If there are any questions you may have that are not covered here then please feel free to contact us directly, where we will be happy to deal with your query.
Q: How does dental bleaching remove stains?
A: Cosmetic or dental bleaching systems will remove most stains with a gentle action that whiten your teeth. As the active ingredient in our patented foam strips (hydrogen peroxide), is broken down, the augmentation light and the warmth acts upon the stained organic deposits, which oxidizes them, bringing your teeth back 5-10 shades lighter.
Q: What is Light Augmented Teeth Whitening?
A: Light augmented teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure provided using a typically blue augmentation light of low concentration.
Q: Is teeth whitening painful?
A: Teeth whitening should not be painful, but in some cases it has been found to cause minor tooth and/or gum sensitivity. This is because some systems use hydrogen peroxide concentrations in the region of 30%.
Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
A: Teeth naturally become gradually more stained as we get older. The most common causes of this include consumption of foods like coffee, tea, wine, and smoking.
Q: How long does tooth whitening last?
A: Studies confirm that once whitened, your teeth will stay white permanently. If staining substances such as caffeine or tobacco products are consumed regularly, then re-whitening may be necessary every few years.
Q: How quickly will clients see results?
A: Clients who have had their teeth whitened using the CosmeticBright light augmented teeth whitening system will see results immediately after the first 20 minute session. In almost all cases even the yellowest of teeth are restored to a more natural whiteness after 5 sessions.
Q: How white will the system make teeth?
A: The shade of white achieved depends on the natural whiteness of a client's teeth. It should be remembered that the system only bleaches the stains that have built up over time and so if your natural colour was a few shades darker than a Hollywood smile, you will return your teeth back to your natural shade only.
Q: Will clients need to see a Dentist?
A: We would always recommend that anyone who has not had a dental check-up in the last 6 months, should visit their dentist prior to using any form of dental whitening. However, a visit to the dentist is not a requirement either before or after treatment if teeth are in a good state of health.
Q: Can teeth whitening be given to people with crowns or false teeth?A: The cosmetic bright system successfully whitens crowns and false teeth, restoring them to their original colour.
Health And Safety Aspect Of Teeth Whitening
Q: Is tooth whitening safe?A: Dental whitening, using professional light augmented teeth whitening systems and low peroxide concentrations are completely safe.
There have been many studies conducted by dental experts across the globe (including research to determine what happens to the tooth at a microscopic level), which have shown no detrimental effects of whitening.
However at higher concentrations of peroxide (some systems use peroxide concentrations in the region of 30%), some people have reported post-treatment pain in their teeth for a few days.
This is why the CosmeticBright system uses a 0.1% to 6% peroxide concentration in our whitening packs, which delivers perfect results every time without any risk of post-treatment pain. Glaxo Smith Klein and Proctor and Gamble (2 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world) have carried out independent testing on the teeth whitening process and have concluded that utilising 0.1% to 6% hydrogen peroxide is completely acceptable.
Q: Can anyone have their teeth whitened?A: 90% of the population will see amazing results from the CosmeticBright Light Augmented Teeth Whitening system, however there is a small percentage of people that should not use this treatment or any other form of dental whitening.
Generally, anyone with teeth that require a dentist's intervention should not have their teeth whitened. People that at a young age have used medicines such as tetracycline are not eligible for the treatment and anyone on medication should consult their doctor prior to trying a whitening treatment.
Also any discoloration and stains resulting from decalcification, such as excessive use of fluorides and porous teeth, will have little result from the treatment. People born with grey teeth will likewise gain little benefit from the treatment. Teeth whitening is also not recommended for people under 16.
Finally, there is insufficient data on the effects of teeth whitening during pregnancy, so it is recommended that women abstain from any form of whitening or bleaching during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Not all light augmented teeth whitening systems are the same and those that use high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide can cause temporary tooth sensitivity during, and for a short time after, whitening.
Q: What about people with receding gum lines?
A: We would always recommend that anyone with any form of dental or oral problems, however minor, consult with a dentist or doctor prior to treatment.
Q: Why is your product better than any other product available on the market?
A: The Cosmetic Bright system is different in almost every way, including the price, size, low weight and the simplicity of use of this product.
Q: How does the CosmeticBright Light Augmented Teeth Whitening System Work?
A: During the tooth whitening process, the facilitator will insert the whitening strips into a mouthpiece and the client then inserts it into their mouth. The client then relaxes while the blue augmentation light is turned on and shone on the teeth for 20 minutes. The mouthpiece is then removed and the client simply rinses out their mouth.
Q: Why is Hydrogen Peroxide used?
A: Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) is a compound made up of two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. It has many medical uses and is used across the world for killing bacteria, viruses and fungi and some people even use it as a powerful mouthwash.
A: This system can be operated after only 1-hour of training as it is just so simple to use. A unique mouth piece has been developed so there is no need for custom moulds. The patented foam strips are impregnated with the hydrogen peroxide solution so there is no application of messy gels. This makes it an ideal system for inclusion into virtually any business.
A: The unit is approximately 40cm wide x 100cm high. This makes it incredibly compact allowing it to fit in even the smallest of spaces and making it very portable.
A: The unit weighs in at only 7KG. This makes it the perfect system where a mobile whitening service is desired.