The safety of professional teeth whitening in general is very high, and the In House light Therapy System is no exception. like all professional health care, though, there are limitations and risks (which are outlined below), and absolute success is variable and cannot be guaranteed.
2. Candidates for Professional Teeth Whitening
Eligibility for treatment is determined through information gathered during your consultation and screening. While most individuals qualify for the treatment, not all people are deemed candidates for the procedure. If this situation occurs, the dentist will discuss his/her findings with you, perhaps along with other possible treatments or options as appropriate.
3. Expectations upon Completion of the Whitening
Significant whitening can be achieved in many cases, but there is no definite way to predict how light your teeth will get. Patients with yellow-brown teeth tend to whiten better or quicker than those with grey-brown teeth. Teeth discoloured by antibiotics, root-canal therapy or trauma do not always respond as quickly or predictably, and may require additional treatment. If your teeth are already a light shade of white, your whitening result could be minimal.
Following the completion of the whitening procedure, it is normal to experience a slight degree of relapse with in the first 24-48 hours. Also, through the normal staining process of day-to-day eating and drinking, you may experience gradual shade relapse. This will depend on the frequency of use of tobacco products, coffee, tea, red wine, and other staining foods/drinks.
5. Alternative Treatment Options
There are other options available to you for whitening your teeth, such as porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, composite bonding and a gel/tray system for use at home. If you have any questions regarding alternatives, please ask your dentist.
6. Potential Risks / Problems
Complications can occur with any form of dental treatment and tooth whitening is no exception, although these are generally infrequent and minor in nature. Please read the following information. If you have any questions about these potential risks / problems, please discuss these with your dentist before signing the consent form.
7. Your treatment responsibilities