Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that when it comes to your teeth, there’s no room for uncertainty or lack of information. Look below to find the answers to your questions. Remember, you can always ask your technician any questions that come up during your procedure.

Everyone’s teeth are different. We all have different body chemistry, dental health, genetics, etc. Most people will experience a 5-7 shades whiter difference with a 30 minute treatment, and 8-10 shades difference with a double (two back-to-back 30 minute regimens) treatment session.

The new multi-session regimen, which is five 15-minute
treatments any way the client wants, doing no more than a double in any 24-hour period, over the next six months, may result in more than 10 shades whiter from start to finish.
Overall, over 98% of SmileLABS™ Lubbock clients are absolutely thrilled and ecstatic about their treatment results.

The “WOW!” factor is huge.

You may feel a slight tingling, bubbling or effervescence against your teeth for the first few minutes. This is normal and is the sign that the gel is producing the oxygen that does the work of bleaching.

One to two years is possible and depends greatly on the client’s lifestyle and habits.

If one drinks a lot of coffee, tea, dark soda, or red wine, or especially if one smokes, the results will not last as long. These individuals may have to repeat the process more often.

It is our experience that even though it is unlikely that you will have any discomfort from SmileLABS™ teeth whitening, if it does occur, we would recommend the use of a Sensodyne™-type toothpaste be used after bleaching. You could also use over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, if you can take those products safely.

Yes. Extensive clinical research and trials have shown that Cosmetic Teeth Whitening is safe.

Many dentists and dental researchers consider this process to be the safest dental or cosmetic procedure available.

SmileLABS™ Lubbock does recommend that any women
that are pregnant or breast feeding, not have this procedure done.

Almost everyone can benefit from having his or her teeth whitened. Treatment results can vary and your Authorized SmileLABS™ technician can help clients determine if they are viable candidates for our processes.

One should remember that one’s teeth cannot be
bleached whiter than their genetically determined base shade. Certain types of staining from antibiotics or excess fluoride may not whiten as much as those without these
discolorations.

Teeth bleaching will not change any of these restoration’s intrinsic (inside) color, however, it may slightly remove some extrinsic (outside) stains. The procedure will not harm dental restorations. If one’s natural teeth are yellower than the restored teeth, then whitening may bring the natural teeth closer in shade to the restored teeth. If the restored teeth are yellower in color, then bleaching will only make the difference in shade greater between them and their naturally colored counterparts. In this case, one may want to bleach their teeth first, then have the restorations redone by their dentist to match the newly bleached color. This, however, can lead to expensive and extensive dental work, so again, consult a dentist first.

No, we recommend that the permanent restorations be placed by the person’s dentist before commencing a whitening program.

If you are in active orthodontic treatment and have bands and/or brackets bonded or cemented to your teeth, please wait until after completion of treatment and all appliances have been removed before commencing any bleaching treatment. A lower tightly bonded lingual (tongue-side) wire retainer that was placed by an orthodontist after regular orthodontic treatment is fine to have in your mouth while bleaching is done.

All oral piercings (tongue, cheeks, lips, or nose) must be removed prior to having any teeth whiting treatments done. If they are not easily removable, SmileLABS™ Lubbock will not sell services to these individuals until the appliances are removed.

These individuals need to be seen by their dentist
first and have the condition permanently resolved prior to any form of teeth whitening or teeth bleaching.

The chairside teeth whitening treatment process, takes a minimum of 30 minute start to finish to do a single treatment, and about 50 minutes total time to do a double teeth whitening session. That includes initial paperwork, pre-treatment prep, and post-treatment finishing and instruction.

So, in less than 1 hour maximum, one can have a whiter smile.

No, research has shown that bleaching your teeth with peroxide-based gels does not harm the enamel of the teeth.

This type of bleaching has been done for over twenty years, even with stronger whitening gels than what SmileLABS™ uses, and no damage to enamel has occurred.

No, the scientific literature shows that neither the gel nor the light that SmileLABS™ uses will cause any nerve damage.

SmileLABS™ Lubbock recommends that any client that has open unfilled holes in their teeth, or who have untreated gum disease.

Also, as with most elective procedures, we do not
recommend Cosmetic Teeth Whitening for any woman that is pregnant or nursing.

In general, if your teeth are stained yellow it will be easier to whiten them. Gray teeth are harder to whiten and don’t respond as well as yellow-stained teeth. If one’s genetically determined base teeth color is yellow (that is, not stained yellow), then those teeth will be considerably harder to bleach white.

No. Some people are born with close to snow-white colored teeth, but most have varying shades of yellow, gray, or a combination of both. Cosmetic Teeth Whitening does produce some astounding results, and many will say, “Wow!” after their whitening procedure is completed.

The vast majority of SmileLABS™ clients are extremely pleased with their results.

No, we recommend seeing a dentist first before beginning a bleaching treatment of any kind. After that amount of time of not seeing a dentist, many unfavorable conditions could exist in a person’s mouth, and that person might not even be aware of those problems.

When in doubt, always see a dentist first.

The condition needs to be treated and under control by a dentist before any teeth bleaching is considered; once under control and with the approval of one’s dentist, teeth whitening could then be done.

Yes, we use the same type of peroxide-based teeth bleaching gels as a dentist, but SmileLABS™ gels may be of a lower strength than what a dentist might use. We do get the same or better results as a dentist in less time, however, depending on the type of treatment the dentist chooses to use.

We recommend that one should avoid eating or drinking any stain-causing foods or beverages (coffee, tea, cola, red wine, dark fruit juices) for at least 24 hours. If you need to drink these beverages during this time, use a straw to avoid a lengthy contact time with your teeth.

We use only the finest Made-in-the-USA bleaching gels manufactured to our proprietary formula. We use a high intensity, cool, blue visible spectrum light that puts off no heat to cause tooth nerve inflammation.

Our new SmileLABS™ Brush-On technique utilizes our water based peroxide gel prevents desiccation and keeps the teeth hydrated during bleaching. This hydration also prevents tooth nerve inflammation, which can lead to strong teeth sensitivity.

Ours is the only system on the market that combines these three factors to give our clients the best, fastest, and whitest results with virtually no unpleasant side effects.

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All of our Smile Restoration Technicians are Registered Dental Assistants and would be happy to assist you further.

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