THE WHITENING RESULTS


Will give you natural looking teeth.





At Bright White Smile, we use the best of products and your teeth whitening treatment will take at least 30 

minutes to achieve your true desired resultsPlease do your research before deciding on your desired 

whitening treatment. Ask questions if you're not sure which treatment to choose.


Some clients desire for their teeth to look as white as Chiclets.  Others will tell us that they want their teeth to

look natural, not too white.  Since the whitening process removes stains to bring out the natural tooth color, the 

results after in-office whitening will always look natural.  Some people are very blessed with having a natural 

Hollywood smile


Others, even many famous Hollywood actors, require veneers to get those pearly whites to look more like 

Chiclets.



RESULTS ARE INSTANTANEOUS


You will see immediate whitening results.



You will see results immediately after the whitening procedure.  We’ll be take your new tooth shade and will

measure how much lighter the teeth have gotten. However, immediately after the teeth whitening the teeth are 

dehydrated, as they have lost moisture. There’s  a bit of a rebound as the teeth regain their moisture over the 

next several days.  This is also why we recommend to get an additional mineral protective treatment at the end

of your whitening treatment and to drink plenty of water for the next couple of days. We do not recommend

choosing the shade for any dental work that same day. If you plan to proceed with any cosmetic dental work

such as veneers or crowns we generally suggest waiting a week before picking a shade.



In the competitive world of business great skills, a positive attitude and willingness to step up and do the job 

are all important. Whether we want to admit it or not, physical appearance is important too. A beautiful white 

smile, can be incredibly valuable in the business world. That is why our BRIGHT WHITE SMILE professional 

cosmetic teeth whitening treatments are the best choice for women, men and teens.


Please understand that certain foods, such as coffee, tea, berries, red wine, chocolate, and dark sauces, are 

particularly known for staining attributes. In addition, caffeine and tobacco also can wear away the outer layer 

of your  enamel, which will expose the darker tissue of your teeth. 


As we age, the enamel on our teeth wears off naturally and they become more absorbent and more susceptible 

to staining. However, you should not let any of these factors detain you or your family from having a beautiful 

smile.


At Bright White Smile- Med Spa Studio, our treatments are safe, effective, thorough, and can last 2 to 5 years 

with maintenance care.



TEETH WHITENING TIPS


To Keep Your Bright White Smile!




A beautiful Bright White Smile, it can be a huge confidence builder. One of the ways to make your smile looking

bold and brilliant is through healthy oral hygiene habits that keep those teeth looking white and bright.

Coffee, tea, and red wine all carry strong color pigments called chromogens, according to the American Dental

Association (ADA), and so they can stain your teeth with every sip. Wine time with the girls is a lot of fun, but

when it's time for a glass of red whine , the crimson chromogens stick onto your teeth, turning the color dull and

unattractive. To limit the staining effects, try drinking some water with each glass of wine to remove some of the

discoloration or grab a glass of a crisp white wine instead. The same thing happens if you're relaxing with a cup

of English breakfast and Earl Grey. A cup of jasmine tea is a lighter alternative that won't have nearly the same

effect. If you find you need your coffee sip it with a straw to avoid contact with your teeth at all.



5 FOODS THAT STAIN TEETH



You probably know that the food you eat and certain drinks can have a real impact on your teeth. Nothing

should stand in the way of your beautiful smile, and some foods that can stain your teeth might surprise you.

Once you've established a firm whitening routine, you may want to update your diet to avoid these five foods

that stain teeth.



BALSAMIC VINEGAR




You love your salads, but be careful of what your choice of dressing can do to your teeth. It feels like balsamic

should be the healthier alternative to bottled salad dressings, but its deep natural color can be pretty hard on

your teeth. Balsamic vinegar tends to stick to your enamel when you eat it, so make sure to chew the lettuce in

the salad a few times to clean it off after each bite.



BERRIES




Berries are packed with antioxidants that are great for your overall health, but their deep hues can leave their

mark on your pearly whites. Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries all cause staining whether

you're just munching, drinking them as a juice or eating them in a jam on toast. Rinse with water to combat

their staining effect or finish your meal with a glass of milk or a serving of hard cheese. Dairy neutralizes the

acid the tart fruits leave in your mouth.



PASTA SAUCE



Tomatoes are highly acidic and become a deep red once they're reduced into a thick sauce. They tend to cling on,

making your teeth more vulnerable to staining. Try munching on some dark green veggies like broccoli, kale or

spinach before you eat. Believe it or not, these foods will create a protective film over the teeth to ward off the

staining.



CURRY



Curry, the beloved spice that frequents Indian food, is deeply pigmented. If you eat it too frequently, you might

end up with yellowing teeth. Try to limit the amount of curry in your diet. When you do enjoy curry-spiced food,

accompany the dish with fresh fruits and vegetables that prevent stains, as apples, carrots, cauliflower and

celery.



BEVERAGES



A number of drinks cause staining because they're so acidic. Coffee, tea, soda, sports drinks, wine ... all of them

have been shown to stain teeth and erode enamel. The yellowish layer beneath the enamel, called the dentin, may

show through if the enamel is too thin.



COFFEE & TEA STAINS



The first cup of coffee in the morning can only be described as heaven, but you've probably heard that it can do

a
number on your teeth. Coffee stains on your teeth don't exactly make you feel like smiling. But is it better to

get
your fix with tea instead? The Mayo Clinic makes an important point that tea does contain less caffeine than

coffee.


Does tea stain your teeth like coffee
?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. In fact, tea can discolor your teeth even

more
than coffee thanks to something
called tannins. But don't worry: there are ways to avoid them. Here's

everything
you need to know about tea's
effect on your teeth, and what you can do to keep your smile looking

brighter.



WHAT MAKES TEA STAIN YOUR TEETH?




Tannins are natural chemicals that give plants a defense against hungry, leaf-eaters (like yourself), according to

Scientific American. They also happen to be what gives tea the deep, complex flavor that you know and love. 

They may taste great, but they're what gives your tea that dark color that clings to your white enamel (the outer 

layer of your teeth), leaving stains and dulling your smile.



When it comes to drinks, it's not just the darker hues you have to look out for. There are some light-colored

culprits too. White tea can erode your enamel and white wine is even more acidic than red! Try to limit your

intake. When you do have them, swish with water to get off as much residue as you can. Whenever possible, use

a straw to limit the liquid's contact with your teeth.



HOW CAN YOU KEEP YOUR SMILE ON POINT?




Here are some things you can do to protect your beautiful smile and keep staining to a minimum.



* Sip through a straw when drinking tea both iced and hot to minimize its contact with your teeth.


Swish with water after drinking a cup of tea to clean your teeth before the stains can settle.


Switch to something lighter, like a Green tea. Black teas are more likely to
stain.


Brush right away with a whitening toothpaste that is formulated to remove stains.


Tea's caffeine content is diluted, which makes it a great alternative to coffee if you're trying to cut back.


Does tea stain your teeth? Yes, it does, but if you follow these tips you can avoid staining and still start each

day with a Bright White Smile.



When it comes to drinks, it's not just the darker hues you have to look out for. There are some light-colored

culprits too. White tea can erode your enamel and white wine is even more acidic than red! Try to limit your

intake. When you do have them, swish with water to get off as much residue as you can. Whenever possible, use

a straw to limit the liquid's contact with your teeth. Brushing twice daily is important to help maintain a Bright

White Smile!



PRE & POST INSTRUCTIONS



An educated person is our best client.  To better prepare for our appointment please read this guide to better

understand what to expect from your in-office teeth whitening appointment. After performing thousands of 

procedures, we’ve learned quite a bit. Please do your research before deciding on your desired teeth whitening

treatment. Ask questions if you're not sure which treatment to choose. 


You do not have to do anything specific other than lightly brush your teeth staying away from the gum line 

before coming in for your teeth whitening treatment. Please DO NOT floss before your appointment!


Having your teeth cleaned and scraped before your teeth whitening treatment may help with the process, but it 

is not necessary to have your teeth cleaned and scraped at the dentist prior to your teeth whitening treatment. 

However, we do recommend you have your usual 6 months regular check-ups at the dentist.



BRIGHT WHITE SMILE - AFTER CARE


For the following 24 hours after treatment you must:



Avoid any dark staining drinks like Tea, Coffee, Red Wine, colored soft or alcoholic drinks and fruit juice.


* Avoid all dark staining foods like bolognaise, soy sauce, red meat, chocolate and all fruit except bananas. 


* Avoid any foods or drinks that would leave a stain on a white shirt.


* No Smoking for 24 hours, smoking a cigarette within the first 24 Hours will stain your teeth. Moderate use of 

electronic cigarettes is OK.


* Avoid coloured toothpaste (red or blue) or Mouthwash for 24 hours.


* Food and drinks that may be consumed are as follows:


* Plain chicken, fish & chips, potatoes, plain pasta and white sauces, cereals, Milk, 7up and white wine, once 

it is clear or white. 



FOOD & DRINKS


24 hours after whitening treatment.



Here is a list of clear drinks and ‘white foods’ that are perfectly fine for eating and drinking after a treatment.



FOODS AFTER TREATMENT


Skinless chicken/turkey (minus the fat)


* White fish


* White rice


* White pasta


* White cheese


* Cauliflower


* White onion


* Egg whites


* Peeled potatoes cooked to your liking


* Crustless white bread


* Rice Crispies 


* Bananas


* White low-fat yogurt



DRINKS AFTER TREATMENT


Still / sparkling water


* Tonic/soda water


* White lemonade


* Skimmed milk


* Clear coconut water (not milk!)


* Clear alcohol mixed with clear mixers (gin and tonic, vodka and white etc)



There are many causes. The most common include genetics, aging, consumption of staining substances such as

(smoking, coffee, tea, and colas), tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, and old fillings. Whitening 

toothpaste can remove stains that are on the outside of the teeth. Dentists call this extrinsic staining. However, 

teeth whitening toothpaste and professional dental cleanings will not change the color or intrinsic staining of the 

teeth. That is why tooth whitening (sometimes called tooth bleaching) is so popular.



REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS


Please be realistic on the results of your whitening treatment and understand the machines do NOT put white on

your teeth. Teeth whitening results cannot be predicted.



WHAT TO EXPECT


During the whitening treatment.



Cosmetic teeth whitening is considered one of the safest procedures available in dentistry. The procedure 

consists of three to four 15-20 minute sessions.  A fresh layer of teeth whitening gel is applied after each session 

as the old gel is removed from your teeth.


Teeth Whitening works by exfoliating stains from inside your teeth to bring them back to their natural color. 


We will measure your initial shade, and the final shade to see how many shades lighter you got.  But there is no 

way to predict how many shades lighter your teeth will get beforehand.  The whitening process removes stains 

that we all accumulate over the years from coffee, tea, juice, soda, fruits and berries, sauces, salads etc…The 

final shade is your natural tooth color, which is unique for everyone.  



CROWNS, VENEERS & BONDING


Will not change color to your natural enamel. 



Any previous dental work does not change color.  Crowns and veneers are made of porcelain, the shade of 

which cannot be changed. That doesn’t mean that you should not do teeth whitening if you have crown, veneer, 

or filling on a front tooth. Often the color of  the restorative work is actually lighter than the rest of the teeth.  


Over the years the natural teeth may have gotten stained or the shade was ever matched perfectly in the first 

place. You have the option to look in the mirror after each session to decide when it’s time to stop the teeth 

whitening. If you’re unsatisfied with your current bonding, veneer or crown you should also consider replacing 

them as an option. We will consult with you before starting the treatment to answer all your concerns and 

discuss your all your possible options.



SPOTS ON TEETH


White spots or streaks on teeth.



Many of us have white spots or streaks on our teeth, often we may not even realize they exist. We’ll inspect your 

teeth before starting the procedure and point to any white spots we find. They’re often covered up by stains and 

don’t show up prominently.  


The white spots may have been caused by previous orthodontic treatment or they may be genetic. As we remove 

the stains from teeth with whitening, the white spots will become more prominent. The white spots will also get 

even brighter because they will whiten as well.  Usually, after a few days the white spots will blend in a bit more. 

But expect them to possibly stand out more in the beginning.



DIETARY RESTRICTIONS


Important post whitening restrictions.



For the first 48 hours the pores in enamel are open, they can absorb stains faster than before.  As rule anything 

that stains a white shirt, will stain your teeth.  We realize that the diet is very restrictive. Please do your best, if

you happen to eat or drink something you shouldn’t then brush your teeth or rinse with water right after.  If you

plan on drinking coffee please do so with a straw, this way only the back of your teeth are exposed to coffee.



TEETH SENSITIVITY


Sensitivity to teeth whitening.



In a recent survey of 250 clients who had teeth whitening in our office; 89% reported little or no sensitivity after

teeth whitening, 9% reported some sensitivity, 2% of clients reported discomfort for the first 24 hours. 


Inside every tooth are millions of microscopic "dentinal tubules" that extend from the nerve (pulp) inside the 

tooth to the outside surface of the tooth. There's fluid inside these tiny tubes, and when this fluid moves inside 

the tubes, it causes sensitivity. 


Minerals from saliva normally plug up the open outer ends of the tubes, preventing fluid movement and most 

the sensitivity. All bleaching gels tend to dissolve these "plugs" allowing the fluid in the tubes to move and cause

some sensitivity. 


Dental sensitivity is the most common issue surrounding teeth whitening-and it can happen to anyone, with 

almost any method. But, according to Dr. Rod Kurthy, DDS, recognized expert in the field of whitening 

science, "how severe the reaction is depends on each individual and three important factors: genetics, bleach 

stability and acidic reaction."


Teeth Sensitivity during and after teeth whitening is an important concern for our clients and our office. We 

want you to be comfortable during and after the procedure. While 90% of our clients complete the entire 

treatment, it’s important to understand that completing the three or four 15-minute sessions of teeth whitening 

is not for everyone. We monitor our clients closely and encourage them to let us know when they start feeling 

sensitivity. 


Zinger Sensitivity is a “zing,” or a “zap” that your teeth may feel during the teeth whitening procedure. One or 

two zingers are normal but more than that means that it’s time to stop.  Our clients generally get good results 

even if they’ve completed just 2 sessions. Sensitivity is the body’s natural way of telling you that it’s time to stop. 


In a recent survey of 250 clients who had teeth whitening in our office; 89% reported little or no sensitivity after 

teeth whitening, 9% reported some sensitivity2% of clients reported discomfort for the first 24 hours.



PAIN MANAGEMENT


Managing teeth whitening sensitivity.



Although moderate to severe sensitivity is rare, unfortunately a very small percentage (~11 %) of our clients will

experience some discomfort after the whitening. Although we try to encourage everyone to stop when their teeth

start to feel sensitive, it’s not always easy for the client to stop before sensitivity increases.


Taking an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve etc…relieves the nerves inside teeth that are not 

inflamed during the whitening treatment. Please note: Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory, Tylenol works best 

when taken in combination with an anti-inflammatory.  We recommend taking 400mg (2 pills) every 4 hours 

if sensitivity persists.


Certain toothpastes such as Sensodyne can relieve sensitivity. At home, we recommend applying the toothpaste 

for sensitivity to your teeth for 5-10 minutes.



PREGNANT WOMEN


Teeth whitening is not for pregnant women.



Although teeth whitening is a very safe procedure for most. Doctors in general do not recommend any elective

procedures for pregnant women.  Even if the risk is just 0.000001% it’s still something that’s not worth taking. 

There has not been any harm ever reported, it’s just not a risk worth taking.




BRIGHT WHITE SMILE STUDIO


Professional Cosmetic Teeth Whitening


Call (940) 535-8773



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