BriteSmile is an hour-long professional teeth whitening procedure that uses a hydrogen peroxide-based gel activated by a specialized light source to get teeth, on average, about 7 shades lighter for a more radiant smile.
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About the Procedure
BriteSmile is a form of dental bleaching that utilizes hydrogen peroxide to brighten teeth in a professional office setting. Laser teeth whitening can achieve similar results, typically more rapidly however with a higher cost. The BriteSmile gel contains a 15% or 25% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which means the teeth and gums should not feel uncomfortable. First, a retractor is placed inside the mouth to fully expose the teeth. Then, a hardening resin is applied to the gums to prevent the bleaching gel from irritating them. Next, the gel and blue light are applied to the teeth for twenty minutes. After the dentist checks the whitening progress, the gel is removed, and more gel is applied for another twenty minutes. This process is repeated once more for a total of three, twenty minute intervals. Finally, the retractors are removed when the final gel application is complete. The mouth is rinsed and the new tooth color is measured immediately.
The goal of BriteSmile is to whiten teeth to a more aesthetically pleasing shade of white.
What to Expect
BriteSmile is a professional in-office teeth whitening procedure that uses a hydrogen peroxide-based gel to whiten teeth. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Britesmile teeth whitening treatment.
- Brush teeth before appointment
- A retractor is placed inside the mouth
- A hardening resin is applied to the gums
- The gel and blue light are applied to the teeth for 20 minutes
- Gel is removed, and more gel is applied for 20 minutes
- Process is repeated once more for a total of 3 applications
- Retractors are removed
- Mouth is rinsed
No recovery is needed after a BriteSmile treatment. Your teeth and gums may feel sensitive following the procedure however this will fade after 24 hours.
The best candidates for BriteSmile teeth whitening procedures have strong, healthy teeth and gums.
Not Recommended For
BriteSmile is not recommended for patients that grind their teeth, have thin tooth enamel, or have gum line recession.
Dental sensitivity is the most common side effect of BriteSmile teeth whitening. It will typically dissipate within a few days of your treatment. Gum irritation is also one of the most common side effects associated with teeth whitening.