At Appletree we love BriteSmile!
We have over 10 years of experience at whitening teeth and we firmly believe that the BriteSmile system is the gold standard of teeth whitening. BriteSmile is an American tooth whitening system that gives you whiter teeth in one hour. It can only be administered by dentists, and we are proud to be the only provider in our area. The treatement is quick and the results we have achieved are phenomenal... and there's no pain.
BriteSmile treatment sessions are available by appointment Mon-Fri. Contact us to book an appointment or arrange a free whitening consultation with one of our dentists.
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Before and After
Our BriteSmile Case Photos page show a selection of our own patient results.
Q & A
How white will my teeth get?
In clinical studies, BriteSmile has been able to achieve over 8+ shades whiter on average. Your results of course will vary as your starting point may be different as everyone's teeth respond a little differently, but in virtually all cases, the results are dramatic. Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum, natural whiteness. During the consultation, the dentist will go over what you personally can expect for your individual situation. Severe discoloration can be treated and yield good results in many instances. However, the more difficult cases can sometimes require a more lengthy treatment than the standard one-hour treatment.
How long does it last?
The long-term results depend primarily on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea, dark soft drinks, and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular cleanings, etc., can work against the results. Regular professional care and use of the BriteSmile Professional Whitening System will help maintain the BriteSmile up to 2 years. Some people may prefer to do the BriteSmile whitening treatment more frequently.
How does it work?
The BriteSmile Centre dentist will first examine your teeth and gums for good oral health. Next as you relax in the chair, whitening gel is applied to your teeth and the revolutionary, proprietary BriteSmile light will be positioned over your teeth to activate the gel. As you watch TV, listen to music or nap, your teeth will lighten to their optimum, natural whiteness in about an hour.
Is it safe?
Yes. The BriteSmile procedure will not soften enamel or existing fillings. The primary ingredient in the BriteSmile's gel has been safely used in teeth whitening for over 100 years and is recognized as an effective whitening ingredient by the dental community. If you would like to read more about the safety of the BriteSmile treatment, please visit the Britesmile web site.
Will it hurt?
The majority of our clients experience no pain or sensitivity after the BriteSmile Professional Teeth Whitening treatment. A very small percentage of customers may experience a minor dull "ache" following the procedure. Taking some sort of analgesic almost always resolves the feeling. It is best to avoid very hot or very cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth sensitivity.
Will my dental insurance cover this procedure?
No. As with most cosmetic dental procedures, insurance will not cover the treatment cost.
Is this procedure for everyone?
Virtually everyone wanting to lighten his or her teeth can benefit from using BriteSmile - including people with severe food, coffee, tobacco or tetracycline stains. The dental examination by the BriteSmile Centre dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for whitening at the time of your free consultation. If the BriteSmile Centre dentist uncovers a condition that would delay whitening, you will be referred back to your primary dentist for possible treatment.
How old do you have to be?
Currently, the minimum age is 14 years old. However, parental consent is required for patients aged 16 and below. The dentist can use their discretion and treat as they wish (i.e. they may choose not to treat minors).
Will the procedure whiten my existing crowns/veneers/bonds, etc.?
The BriteSmile Professional Teeth Whitening treatment has been successful at removing stains from caps, veneers or bonded teeth. However, a whitening treatment in general cannot change the color of the caps, veneers or bonds. We recommend that you discuss your situation with a BriteSmile dentist to determine what you can expect.
Can I have this done if I am pregnant?
While there are no known constraints for pregnant women, some may experience gum sensitivity. Pregnant women may wish to defer having the procedure until after pregnancy.
How can I maintain my new white teeth?
We recommend the following to maintain your new BriteSmile: -Brush your teeth twice daily or after each meal; floss daily - Use the BriteSmile Whitening Toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush - Visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups (recommendation: every 6 months)
For further information on Britesmile visit www.britesmile.co.uk.