Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I whiten my teeth?

Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, discoloration will happen over time. If you feel your teeth are dull, stained, or discolored, teeth whitening may be a great option for you!

Does it matter who whitens my teeth?

While there are both at home kits for teeth whitening, professional whitening treatments will yield better, faster results and will result in minimal to no teeth sensitivity unlike store bought whitening kits. Getting your teeth whitened by professionals is always the better option for the safety of your teeth and gums.

How white will my teeth get?

Depending on the session you choose to book, your teeth will get anywhere from 2 - 10 shades lighter. Results will vary from person to person.

How long will my teeth stay white?

You will start to notice your pearly whites start to fade in as little time as 4 - 6 weeks. We recommend scheduling routine maintenance whitening every 3 - 4  months.

What should I expect at my appointment?

On the day of your appointment we will do a quick consultation to determine which whitening treatment plan is right for you. Once a treatment plan has been determined, we can then start on the whitening process.

Will it hurt?

At The WPC, we evaluate your teeth and give a proper treatment plan for your teeth whitening needs. Our teeth whitening products don’t usually create sensitivity but everyone is different. If you experience sensitivity periodically without the use of whitening treatments then it is recommended to visit your dentist before coming to see us.

How to care for your new pearly whites.

  • Use a whitening toothpaste
  • Avoid dark colored drinks
  • Use a straw to minimize staining
  • Use a small amount of baking soda with your toothpaste
  • Get your routine dental cleanings every 6 months
  • Visit us every 3-4 months for maintenance 
  • Use our at home whitening kits

Will whitening burn my gums?

Apart from whitening your teeth we take the proper precautions to protect your gums as well.

H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) can irritate the gingival tissues and create chemical burns if a gingival barrier is not placed correctly. A chemical burn on the gums can take 4-6 weeks to heal properly with the proper care from a dentist/periodontist. Caring for your gums is one of the many ways to visit a dental professional for whitening.

Who shouldn't whiten?

  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 15 years old
  • If you have not visited the dentist in the past 2 years (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Individuals with metal or ceramic braces
  • Individuals with severe fluorosis
  • Individuals with cavities on anterior teeth

Who can’t get tooth gems?

People who wear braces, clear aligners, or retainers should avoid tooth gems, as they can interfere with the proper fit of your aligners or retainers.

How long do tooth gems last?

The longevity of tooth gems ranges from a few weeks to 3-6 months, potentially longer with adequate care. Rest assured, our gems come with a 1-month guarantee. Should your gem unexpectedly come off, simply bring it back to us, and we'll be happy to recement it for you.

What is the after care for tooth gems?

For 24 hours after placing the gem, steer clear of hot, chewy, sticky, and hard foods. Additionally, refrain from consuming carbonated drinks and smoking during this time. To enhance the longevity of your gem, it's advised to avoid biting into hard foods where your gem is located.

Which session should I book?

Choose whichever session feels closest to your needs based on the description. The day of your appointment, we will do a quick consult and create a customized treatment plan specialized for your whitening needs, and make adjustments to your session to make sure you get the best results possible.