Under these frequently asked questions you will find info on what to expect when you get your teeth whitened.
1. What is the shelf life of SunnaSmile?
Our SunnaSmile At-Home Whitening Kits can be kept for up to 24 months!
2. How does SunnaSmile actually work?
The SunnaSmile gel absorbs the LED light energy, which photo-chemically “excites” the peroxide molecules into breaking down faster. It provides “activating energy” that speeds up and improves the performance of whitening.
The SunnaSmile LED light activates the professional whitening gel upon contact to provide visible results in just 20 minutes. Stick with it for 5 days and you’ll take your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
The SunnaSmile in-studio treatment formula is slightly more potent than the at-home kit, removing years of built up stains and discolouration in just 15 minutes.
3. How long is a SunnaSmile whitening session?
15-30 Minutes for an In-Studio session and 20 minutes with the At-Home kit.
4. Is SunnaSmile safe for sensitive teeth? Will my teeth and gums be in pain after?
Expect little to no sensitivity after using SunnaSmile; it was formulated with sensitive teeth in mind. It’s safe on enamel, protects gums, causes little to no sensitivity, and is a registered natural health product. A very small percentage of people will have minor discomfort in their mouth and this normally dissipates within 10 minutes.
5. What does SunnaSmile taste like?
Fresh, minty and lightly sweet! SunnaSmile whitening gel will not make much contact with your tongue (it’s ok if it does) so you likely won’t notice a taste to the gel at all.
6. What makes SunnaSmile different from other whitening treatments?
SunnaSmile is different from other whitening options in several ways: it’s safe on enamel, protects gums, causes little to no-sensitivity, is a registered natural health product and on top of all that, it’s more cost-effective. One SunnaSmile at-home whitening kit is the equivalent in whitening power to 50 tubes of whitening toothpaste, 25 dental whitening syringes and 5 packages of strips!
7. Can I use SunnaSmile during pregnancy?
We recommend that you contact your physician prior to using whitening while pregnant. However, no government issued restrictions currently exist.
8. What is the minimum age restriction to use SunnaSmile?
The recommended minimum age to use SunnaSmile is 12. If you’re unsure, please check with your dentist.
9. Can I use SunnaSmile if I have gingivitis?
If you have gingivitis or any periodontal disease you should consult with your dentist prior to whitening.
10. Should I have a cleaning prior to whitening?
If possible, yes! And if you had not had a cleaning in the last 6 months, we highly recommend it.
11. Can I use SunnaSmile if I have crowns, caps or veneers?
SunnaSmile is safe for crowns, caps and veneers, and stains will be removed during whitening, returning to their original colour.
What to expect
Learn about what to expect before, during, and after your teeth whitening session.
It is recommended to have had a dentist checkup and/or a cleaning within at least a year before your appointment. You should not do teeth whitening if you have gingivitis of any kind of cavities that have not been filled. Teeth whitening is not permitted to anyone who is pregnant or under the age of 12. Before the appointment please lightly brush your teeth. Be prepared to lay down or sit for 20-45 minutes.
You will be given a gel filled whitening tray to place into your mouth and then you get comfortable for anywhere from 20- 45 minutes. It is completely normal for you to feel a slight tingle in the gums. It is rare, but if at any point you feel discomfort and choose you no longer want to continue we are able to stop the process at any point. Any discomfort you may feel after the whitening or some tingling will not last for more than 24 hours. Once you have completed the session, you will remove the tray and rinse with water.
It is not recommended to eat anything for one hour after your teeth whitening session. You can drink but water only is recommended. For the next 24 hours after your appointment you should stay away from any sort of staining food such as red wine, tomato sauce, etc. You should refrain from smoking as well. Any discoloration on your gums will go away within 24 hours of your session. The best way to maintain your pearly whites is to purchase a aftercare kit and/or a special gel pen. This gel pen is easy to use and only takes minutes.
Please be advised that everyone can experience different results. It is entirely up to your genetics of how white your teeth are capable of becoming. For some it is recommended to do more than one session in order to achieve the desired results. Teeth whitening can be done as often as 36 hours after your last session. You are able to get your teeth bleached/whitened as often as every 3-6 months in order to maintain the desired whiteness. This will depend on your lifestyle, drinking and eating habits.