If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Nancy Ferrara and Dr. Soteres have your answer with Sinsational Smiles! The Sinsational Smiles In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth in less than 30 minutes. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The LumiSmiles Take-Home Whitening System uses a buffered, revolutionary gel to whiten your teeth with custom trays that are made just for you. The LumiSmiles Take-Home Whitening System comes in two strengths: 22% & 32%. The doctors will discuss with you which strength is best for you.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Drs. Nancy Ferrara or Soteres can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is teeth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with a Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System take-home gel pen. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System
Yes! Consulting with Drs. Nancy Ferrara or Soteres, is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in 30 minutes or less.
How does the The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System In-Office System work?
The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System uses light-activated whitening gel. The active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System In-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just about 30 minutes. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 20 – 30 minutes bleaching. We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System session.
How long does LumiSmiles Take-Home Whitening take?
The LumiSmiles take-home gel is designed to be worn between 30 minutes to one hour per application depending on the strength of the gel you purchase. Drs. Nancy Ferrara or Soteres will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just three applications. Dr. Nancy Ferrara or Soteres will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
How is the LumiSmiles Take-Home System different from The Sinsational Smiles Whitening System?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the LumiSmiles Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few days. The Sinsational Smiles In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.