Teeth Whitening: What You Need to Know

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We all want a brighter and whiter smile, right? If you know me personally, you know how important teeth are to me. Years ago, I invested thousands of dollars into my smile. I decided to get veneers for my upper teeth. After reading multiple studies that 58% of Americans with brighter, whiter, and healthy gums/teeth are more successful than those whom have an unhealthy smile, I knew where I wanted to invest my money… My mouth.

I believe that having a healthy and bright white smile is important because those pearly whites make a lasting first impression. A nice smile can go a long way. Smiling is an easy way to instantly improve the way others see you, especially in the business world.

Our teeth can certainly take a beating. If your a smoker (please quit), a coffee, tea or red wine drinker, you may have stains on your teeth (even with caps or veneers). This can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. If you donโ€™t have thousands to splurge on invisalign or veneers, than this is all easier said than done, right? Wrong.

If that is the case, then I am here to help you, your smile and your future success! I want to help your confidence, and share with you how I maintain my bright smile, and how you can start your journey to healthy, white teeth after you read this article.

Preparing for your teeth whitening session:

-Be sure to eat prior to your session
-Be sure to brush teeth thoroughly before your session
-Rinse out with mouth wash

Jessica matching my teeth color, so we can see the immediate results on how effective each treatment was.

BONUS: Brow tint while teeth are getting whitened. Love a good brow tint, my eye brows are naturally very light!

How does teeth whitening work & What can I expect?

-Lip balm will be applied to your lips
-Vitamin E will be swabbed on to gums
-A soft plastic cheek retractor will be placed in mouth to protect soft mouth tissue
-A whitening agent gel that contains 16% hydrogen peroxide, will be painted on to your teeth (This is highly effective yet safe for sensitive teeth)
-The high powered Futura 2400 Blue LED light will be placed directly in front of teeth
-You will have 3, 20 minute intervals of back to back applications totaling to a 1 hour session
-The first application opens the pores in the enamel
-The second application begins to visually whiten teeth|
-The third application dramatically whitens teeth

How many shades whiter?

-My top teeth are veneers, so it will only go as white as the original veneer color is. Therefore, 1 shade.
-My bottom teeth went up 4 shades whiter. Yessss.

Good to know:

-I have extremely sensitive teeth and gums. I had no reaction or sensitivity with this service.
-I was very pleased with my results
-Fast & Effective
-Going to the dentist gives me a bit of anxiety, therefore being in a spa setting calmed my nerves

After Care Instructions:

-After your treatment your pores of your enamel are open, making your teeth extra vulnerable to any stains. When the pores close, anywhere from 24-48 hours after procedure, you can resume normal habits.
-Avoid: Juice, lemonade, tea, coffee, soda, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, red wine, beer
-Avoid: Any food with color including salad, carrots, chocolate
-Avoid: Extremely hot or cold liquids
-Avoid: Smoking & Lipstick
-Your allowed to drink: Water, sparkling water, vodka
-Your allowed to eat: Chicken, Turkey, White rice, white fish, white pasta (no sauce)
-You can use colorless lip balm to moisturize your lips

How much?

-Teeth Whitening: $99 for a 1 hour treatment ; $270 for 3 treatments
-Brow Tint: $25 ; $20 when you book with Teeth Treatment

Alexandriaโ€™s Bonus: Receive $10 off your first treatment when you use coupon code: MUAHBYALEXANDRIA when booking your services with Jessica Holz from Simply Elegant Beauty.

Thank you Jessica for my pearly white smile! To book your appointment:
(845) 475-7251

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