10 facts you should know about teeth whitening

1. Teeth are similar to sponges... they absorb

Your teeth have pores just like your skin or a sponge. Anything you put in your mouth that has colour will absorb into those pores. Wine, coffee, dark berries, and smoking are extremely active in staining teeth. Over time, the natural color of your teeth becomes darker due to these stains. These stains will never go away unless you actively remove them. Properly formulated teeth whitening gel works by absorbing into your teeth and gently pushing stains out through the pores.

2. Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth

Poor hygiene, aggressive brushing or abuse of any kind can be damaging. However, if used as instructed, teeth whitening is an incredibly safe procedure. The whitening process uses active ingredients to temporarily open pores in your teeth and lift stains.

3. The key to effective teeth whitening is the delivery method

Most teeth whitening products on the market use similar active ingredients to whiten. The difference is the device that is used to apply and hold the whitening agent on the tooth. Our teeth whitening pen along with the custom tray ensures that every angle of every tooth (regardless of whether your teeth are straight or not) receives even and consistent coverage. Unlike boil & bite trays, whitening strips, and fitted whitening trays, our teeth whitening pen eliminates the possibility of inconsistencies and allows you to maintain your beautiful smile.

4. Teeth whitening kits cost $500+ from a dentist in Australia

Dentists charge $500+ for home teeth whitening kits. You pay this hefty fee because they are doctors and their chair time is valuable. Operating a lab, doing the hand work, and scheduling multiple appointments costs the dentist time and money. Advanced Whitening are a pioneer in the dental industry without the dentist. We deliver 3x-5x faster and save customers more than 70% off the traditional cost of dentist whitening.

5. Some sensitivity after teeth whitening is normal

More than 60% of Australians have naturally sensitive teeth. This is most often caused by genetics, thin enamel, or crack/damaged teeth. During the whitening process, it is completely normal for sensitivity to occur. The teeth become temporarily dehydrated which reduces their ability to insulate the nerve from changes in temperature. Sensitivity will disappear 12-36 hours after whitening. For people with super sensitive teeth, we recommend the Peroxide-Free Teeth Whitening Pen. We also offer a post-whitening Enamel Booster Pen which helps nourish the teeth and promote rehydration.

6. Blue LED light accelerates the process

Advanced Whitening's mouth tray and blue LED light is an essential part of the process. The light activates the whitening gel to remove surface stains and penetrates deep to remove embedded residue.

7. Teeth stains cannot be removed overnight

No product on the market can whiten in a few minutes or a day. Chemically, it is impossible for any whitening agent to safely penetrate deep enough into the teeth at that speed. The truth is that the whitening process can take as few as 4 days and up to several months. Customers with severe stains must be patient with the process and know that each whitening session removes years of stains. Once those stains are gone, it is incredibly easy to maintain.

8. Caps and veneers cannot be whitened

When artificial caps and veneers are installed, they are created to match the colour of your surrounding teeth. The material is created a darker (or lighter) colour and can never be changed. Caps and veneers will neither whiten nor stain. Teeth whitening will not damage dental work.

9. The best time to whiten your teeth is just before bed

Immediately after whitening (regardless of the product you use), your teeth are more susceptible to restaining. The pores in your teeth are slightly more open and can more easily allow stains in. We recommend whitening before bed as it reduces the opportunity for staining and gives your teeth the night to begin rehydrating and remineralising. To speed up the remineralising process, we offer the Enamel Booster Pen which contains desensitizing gel to nourish and replenish.

10. Not everyone's teeth can be perfectly white

Regardless of your stains, the natural colour (and genetic makeup) of an individual's teeth are set at birth. The only thing a whitening product can do is remove all the stains that have accumulated over time. Unfortunately, most dentists will not tell you this. Advanced Whitening has been operating for over 10 years with thousands of happy customers. You'll never know just how white your teeth can be until you try.
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