Looking for safe professional, effective, superior, and affordable teeth whitening in Vancouver? We know you’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! Here’s a list of some frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you can’t find the answer to your question or concern, please contact us at 604-620-9901.
Is Pearl Boutique a Dental Hygiene Clinic?
How long does a teeth cleaning take?
Can I get my teeth cleaning and teeth whitening in the same day?
Why do my gums bleed when I brush and floss?
How often should I get my teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist?
How much does a teeth cleaning cost?
Do you accept dental insurance?
Is there a dentist at your office?
What happens in a Pearl Teeth Whitening Treatment?
We typically perform 1 to 3 treatments on each client during the same session; the more treatments you perform, the better results you obtain. Your appointment will last approximately one hour.
What results can I expect from my teeth whitening treatment?
A cosmetic teeth-whitening treatment will NOT make the teeth paper white. There is no such shade of white for enamel. Pictures of teeth in the media are not true enamel; they are usually bonds or veneers, or have been enhanced to look whiter.
There are different levels of hydrogen peroxide percentages available to attain your whitest smile and still be comfortable in your session treatment. If you’d like your smile a little brighter, your hygienist will show you how to use the tools in a customized whitening kit or pen to achieve the results you want. In certain cases you may need another 20-60 minutes at a follow up appointment. This may be for reasons of age, oral habits (excessive tea, coffee, and other dark, edible substances) or porous enamel. Some people’s teeth cannot be whitened as effectively with the above method, such as those that were stained by the antibiotic tetracycline or those who have fluorosis.
Will I experience any sensitivity?
Who can use the services offered by Pearl Teeth Whitening in Vancouver?
Women who are pregnant or lactating
Anyone with dental fluorosis
Anyone who is recovering from oral surgery
Anyone allergic to peroxide and related products
Anyone with tetracycline staining
Anyone with darkened teeth due to a root canal treatment (internal bleaching is the only solution here)
Anyone under the age of sixteen
What is the most effective way to whiten my teeth?
There are some white spots on my gums: is this normal?
Why do I see white spots/lines on some of my teeth?
How long does Pearl Teeth Whitening last?
What are the ingredients in professional whitening gel?
We specialize in whitening options and long-term whitening care. We do not operate a large dental clinic that requires a high up front costs to run. This enables us to offer prices nearly half those demanded by dental offices. New clients receive 10% off .
What is the difference between dental office whitening and Pearl Professional Whitening?
We specialize in whitening options and long-term whitening care.
We do not operate a large dental clinic that requires a high up front costs to run.
This enables us to offer prices nearly half those demanded by dental offices.
New clients receive 10% off .
What is the difference between Pearl Dental Professional Whitening and spas or other non-licensed services that provide teeth whitening?
Every teeth whitening treatment at Pearl Teeth Whitening is performed by a registered dental hygienist. CDA (Canadian Dental Association) and independent researchers have come to the conclusion that teeth whitening treatment cannot be performed in certain oral conditions. Some of these conditions could be open dental caries, candidiasis, endogenous stain, leukoplakia, oral cytology, enamel morphology concerns, ulcerative gingivitis, and periodontitis. All these conditions might not show symptoms and require a thorough oral assessment by a dental professional to be detected. The only people trained and legally able to perform such detailed oral assessments are either licensed dentists or licensed dental hygienists. Dental-grade whitening agents are also only provided to licensed dental professionals. If one of the above oral conditions is not detected and teeth whitening gel were to be applied on those areas, the client might suffer severe consequences during or after the treatment. Most professional teeth whitening products use teeth whitening gels that contain hydrogen peroxide; therefore, if one of the above oral conditions were present, this could seriously damage the teeth.
Important after-care information
2. Do not smoke, drink or eat staining foods after treatment for a period of 24 to 48 hours. Avoid tea, coffee, red wine, fizzy drinks, curry, dark green vegetables, tomato-based sauces, etc.
3. You can use your at-home teeth whitening pen once a day for the first 2-3 days then once every 2-3 weeks until the gel runs out. This will help you maintain the achieved whitening results and avoid a quick relapse.
4. DO NOT consume acidic drinks or foods after the whitening treatment for 3-6 days. This could cause sensitivity.
5. It is recommended that you maintain your professional whitening with an appointment every 6-12 months. Your results can improve with each treatment. How long the results last will depend on your daily habits and porosity of your teeth, which is genetic. Unfortunately the porosity of your teeth cannot be pre-determined. Pearl Professional Whitening will, however, be able to determine the best level of maintenance and customize your treatment and home care to achieve your whitest smile.
6. Please click on the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) website to refer the safety guidelines of teeth whitening.
What is the difference between hydrogen and carbamide peroxide?
It is hydrogen peroxide that turns teeth white. This is the case even if a carbamide peroxide treatment is used. Carbamide peroxide is actually manufactured from hydrogen peroxide. It is the product of hydrogen molecule and urea molecule. Oxygen molecules penetrate the surface of the tooth, break down the stain particles and remove them through a process called dehydration.
Carbamide Peroxide cannot whiten teeth before it is broken down into hydrogen peroxide. This is why it is not ideal for a chair-side treatment that takes between 15 and 20 minutes. A chair-side session would be over before a carbamide peroxide product even begins to whiten the teeth. All dentists and hygienists must aim to give their patients the best service possible. This means they must use the best gel in the first place. If you must use carbamide for your treatment, ensure the treatment session takes at least 40 minutes. While some dentists and hygienists choose carbamide peroxide because it causes less gum irritation, this happens only because it does not break into hydrogen peroxide as quickly, which consequently means it does not work as effectively.
Why is Pearl Teeth Whitening better than bleaching strips?
The professionals at Pearl Dental Teeth Whitening in Vancouver apply a powerful but gentle gel to your teeth using a tiny, versatile brush that reaches every crevice while avoiding sensitive gum tissue. A gingival barrier is also put in place and light cured for further protection. With Pearl, you don’t have to worry about burns or missed spots. You get a brilliantly white smile, regardless of the shape, size, and set of your teeth.