Home Teeth Whitening 

The safest and strongest dental at home DIY teeth whitening.

Tooth Whitening

Dental grade teeth whitening is the use of bleaching agents to lighten the colour of teeth for a brighter smile. 
People are aware of how their teeth look to others. An attractive smile can play an important role in enhancing self-confidence, which is why Dr. James B has made it extremely easy to access dental grade at home teeth whiteninig.

Home Teeth Whitening

Our at home whitening is convenient and can be done anywhere and anytime. It involves wearing a discreet, clear pre-filled bleaching tray.

  • The whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process. 

  • No impressions, no models, no lab time

  • Sleek and comfortable; adapts to any smile

  • Mint and Melon flavour

For the best results

  • 6% (wear 60–90 minutes)

  • 10% (wear 30–60 minutes)

  • 15% (wear 15–20 minutes)

The advantage of whitening at home is you can continue whitening until your desired results are achieved. 

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1

Remove from package.
There will be a "U" for upper arch and "L" for lower arch.

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Whitening Information

At-Home Teeth Whitening Information/Informed Consent General Information

Prior to purchasing the Lusta whitening products, Dr. James B will need to assess your teeth, gums and oral health. This can be done in the comfort of your home by sending through photos of your teeth. Dr. James B 

The following consent form will also need to be read, signed and understood upon the approval of your whitening sale by Dr. James B. 

Risks & Side Effects

All dental treatments carry some degree of risk. Teeth Whitening is designed to lighten the colour of your teeth. When used correctly, the whitening will not harm your teeth or gums. Although some of the more extreme side effects are rare or mild, each risk should be considered in making a decision to have the treatment. Undergoing teeth whitening has the potential to cause:

  • tooth discomfort or pain

  • sensitivity to hot and cold

  • short-term sensitivity to air against the teeth 

  • sore and irritated gums or inner cheeks 

  • whitened patches on the gum line 

  • mouth ulcers

  • sore throat 

  • nausea, if the bleaching agent is accidentally swallowed

Side effects tend to be mild and usually do not require treatment, however let Dr. James B know if side effects do not resolve within a few days. 

Results

Significant whitening can be achieved in the majority of cases, however the results cannot be guaranteed. There is no reliable way to predict how light your teeth will whiten. The type of staining, tooth anatomy and periodontal/carious condition vary from person to person, thus affecting bleaching results. 

Suitability for Teeth Whitening

Just about anyone is a candidate for teeth whitening, but the following points should be noted:

  • Bleaching is only indicated for your natural tooth enamel. Whitening will not change the colour of fillings, crowns, dentures, veneers, or any other material (restorations) that is not enamel. If after bleaching a colour difference results between your teeth and other restorations, these restorations may have to be replaced to match your new enamel colour.

  • Whitening is not recommended for patients that are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • Whitening will likely not be successful if tartar buildup exists in your mouth. A scale and clean is recommended to remove these deposits prior to bleaching.

  • If you suffer from periodontal disease (bone loss around your teeth) or have receding gums, and the roots of your teeth are exposed, you’ll notice that these are darker than your enamel. Whitening will not change the color of your roots, only of enamel. It is likely that these areas may be more sensitive when exposed to whitening material.

  • If you have tetracycline staining in your teeth, it is likely that you may need power bleaching for best results.

  • It is recommended to have a thorough dental exam to evaluate for areas of decay and/or periodontal disease, and to treat these prior to whitening to maximize results and avoid complications and further advancement of disease. 

Tooth Sensitivity:

During whitening, you may experience transient sensitivity. This sensitivity is usually mild if your teeth are not normally sensitive. It may be necessary to reduce the number of consecutive days you wear your whitening trays to resolve the sensitivity. If your teeth are normally sensitive, whitening may make your teeth more sensitive for an extended period of time. Under these circumstances, you may choose to delay the whitening process. A mild analgesic such as Paracetamol will usually be effective to make you more comfortable until your teeth return to normal. 

Gum Irritation

This is the result of using the trays for too many hours when you first start whitening. It may be necessary for you to reduce the number of minutes you are wearing the tray or stop using them for a short time to resolve these gum problems.

 

Maintenance 

Following the completion of whitening, pigment found in food and drinks will re-stain your teeth after some time. This is commonly called ‘bleaching relapse’. With home whitening, you may choose to wear your trays once every few months to keep relapse from occurring.

The following food/drinks should be avoided during whitening for the best results:

  • red wine

  • coffee

  • black tea

  • beetroot/curries

  • any food or drink that may stain a white t-shirt should be avoided for optimal results.