Understanding Teeth Whitening Expectations

Teeth whitening expectations can sometimes be confusing, especially when models on TV endorse products with veneers or social media shows results influenced by filters rather than actual teeth whitening outcomes.  This can often lead to disappointment with results.  Our gel is the highest dental-grade ISO-certified product in Australia, offering your maximum results in one treatment.  If these results are not being achieved we have a checklist to help you get the best results.

 

Here’s a guide to help you manage your client’s expectations:

Realistic Results: Teeth whitening won’t give you paper-white teeth, especially if your natural teeth weren’t that color before staining. The extremely white teeth seen in movies often result from porcelain veneers, not teeth whitening.

Setting Expectations: It’s crucial to set the right expectations before a teeth whitening treatment. Some clients may have used home whitening products or toothpaste, which can impact the results.

Can I Use Stronger Gel? We offer the strongest gels available for use outside of a dental clinic in Australia which is 6% hydrogen peroxide, coupled with high-grade equipment. Correctly applied, most clients achieve maximum results in one treatment, typically 5-14 shades lighter for the average person.

Maximum Achievable Result: Teeth whitening bleaches surface stains, not enamel, regardless of the lamp or peroxide strength. The more stained a person’s teeth, the greater the visible result. Each client’s starting shade and post-treatment shade will differ.

Subjectivity of Results: While we ensure our clients get the best results possible, it’s essential to understand that results are subjective and vary based on individual factors. However results of 5-14 shades whiter can be achieved.

 

Tips for Getting The Best Teeth Whitening Results:

Before you start your teeth whitening treatment, consider these factors:

  • Gel Storage: Store gels in a cool, dry place preferably in the fridge. Avoid heat and sun exposure, which can reduce potency. Remove the product at least 1 hour before treatment to ensure optimal effectiveness.
  • Gel Freshness: Teeth whitening gel should be used within 3 months of purchase and stored in the fridge to ensure maximum results for your client.
  • Treatment Sessions: Conduct 2-3 sessions, each lasting 20 minutes, with the accelerator lamp directly in front of the client’s mouth.
  • Gel Application: Remove the first gel application completely before reapplying for the second treatment to maximize effectiveness.
  • Even Gel Coating: Apply the gel evenly, ensuring it covers every tooth. Avoid excessive thickness, which can create gel blobs.
  • Proximity of LED Lamp: Place the LED lamp as close to the client’s mouth as possible without touching it for better results.
  • Client’s Position: Ensure the client is fully reclined to prevent drooling, which can dilute the gel. Their head should remain straight and their mouth directly under the lamp.
  • Clean and Dry Teeth: Use an oral wipe to clean and dry the teeth before gel application.
  • Check Coverage: Confirm that the gel covers all teeth up to the gum line and in between the teeth.
  • Consistent Monitoring: Use the same tooth and well-lit area to monitor results with the shade guide.
  • Client History: Check if clients have used home treatments or had recent in-chair treatments, as this can affect results.
  • Limitations of Teeth Whitening: Understand that teeth whitening addresses surface stains but won’t impact intrinsic stains or the colour of veneers and crowns.

 

Having the right expectations and following these tips can help you achieve the best possible teeth whitening results. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to help you get great results!

 

What if you haven’t achieved a result for your client?

There are instances where achieving visible results for your clients during a teeth whitening treatment may pose a challenge. This can be attributed to various factors, such as the frequency of teeth whitening treatments and the use of home teeth whitening products.

Over-frequent Treatment: If your client undergoes teeth whitening treatments too frequently, it might impede the visibility of any staining on their teeth. Overdoing these treatments can reach a point where the teeth have already achieved their maximum level of whiteness, preventing further visible whitening. This is because continuous treatments may eliminate any existing staining, leaving no room for additional improvement.

Use of Home Whitening Products: Similarly, the consistent use of home teeth whitening products can contribute to the absence of visible staining on the teeth. These products, when used regularly, may effectively address and eliminate surface stains. As a result, when a client utilizes such products regularly, it can create a situation where there’s minimal or no visible staining left to whiten during professional teeth whitening sessions.

Preventing Further Whitening: In both scenarios, the absence of visible staining becomes a limiting factor in achieving further whitening. While regular maintenance is crucial for oral health, it’s essential to strike a balance to ensure that there’s still room for improvement during professional teeth whitening treatments.

How long have you had your whitening gels? If your teeth whitening gels are over 3 months old or have not been stored correctly, this could impact the results.

Have your teeth whitening gels been exposed to heat or sun: Your teeth whitening gels must be kept in a cool dark place like the fridge.  If your teeth whitening gels have become excessively hot at any time this could impact your results.  If your order has been delivered and left in the sun or heat please contact us immediately.

 

Recommendations for Clients:

  1. Assess Frequency: Encourage clients to assess the frequency of their teeth whitening treatments. If they notice diminishing results, it might be beneficial to space out treatments to allow for potential staining to accumulate.
  2. Balanced Approach: Suggest a balanced approach to using home teeth whitening products. While maintaining oral hygiene is important, excessive use can lead to a scenario where there’s little to no visible staining left for professional treatments to address.
  3. Consultation: During consultations, discuss the client’s oral care routine, including the use of home whitening products. Provide guidance on achieving optimal results while ensuring that there’s room for improvement during professional treatments.

Understanding these factors will empower both you and your clients to navigate the teeth whitening process effectively, ensuring that treatments continue to deliver visible and satisfying results over time. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, feel free to reach out – we’re here to help you and your clients achieve the best outcomes!

 

What if your client says their teeth whitening doesn’t last?

Following a Celebrity Whitening treatment, it’s crucial to adhere to proper aftercare to sustain the results and support overall oral health. Here’s a guide for effective teeth whitening aftercare:

Steer Clear of Staining Agents: Avoid consuming foods and beverages prone to staining teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and pigmented foods like berries. Especially in the initial 48 hours post-treatment, teeth are more susceptible to staining.

Consider Reducing Tobacco Use: If you smoke, consider reducing or quitting altogether. Tobacco use can contribute to tooth discolouration, and minimizing it will help maintain the whitening effects.

Commit to Oral Hygiene: Maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing regularly. Opt for a toothpaste suitable for preserving whitened teeth and consider using an alcohol-free mouthwash.

Use a Straw for Beverages: When consuming potentially staining beverages, use a straw to minimize direct contact with your teeth. This reduces the risk of new stains forming.

Consider Touch-Up Treatments: Touch-up treatments every 2-3 months are recommended to keep your teeth looking white. Adhere to any guidelines provided by your Celebrity Whitening technician or the product manufacturer.

Address Tooth Sensitivity: If you experience tooth sensitivity post-treatment, use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth and avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages.  If pain of sensitivity is prolonged contact your dentist.

Stay Hydrated: Ensure adequate water intake throughout the day. Water helps rinse away food particles and reduces acidity in the mouth, fostering a healthier oral environment.

Custom Mouthguard for Grinding: If you have a teeth grinding habit, consider using a custom mouthguard. Grinding can contribute to enamel wear and impact the longevity of whitening results.

Consistent aftercare practices are instrumental in preserving and optimizing the benefits of your Celebrity Whitening treatment. For personalized guidance or concerns, consult with your Celebrity Whitening technician. They are here to ensure you achieve and maintain a radiant, celebrity-worthy smile.