How long before my wedding should I whiten my teeth?
If we are a few months out from the big day, we recommend seeing us for your inital whitening visit 3 months before the wedding day. Then, up to a week before the wedding day for a touch up visit. Not only will this allow us time to get the best whitening results, but will also have your smile brightened for all the bridal festivities such as bachelorette party and bridal shower fun.
If we are close to the big day, you can schedule your appointment with us up to one week before the wedding. We suggest no later than a week, so that you are able to follow "the white t-shirt diet" for the following 48 hours after your visit with us... See below for more information on this.
How white will my teeth get?
Whitening results vary by individual. During your intial visit with us we speak with you about expectations and discuss the various factors involved that will determine your whitening potential: diet (red wine, coffee) lifestyle (smoking, of any kind) hygiene and genetics all play a role. We do expect 1-5 shades lighter and have seen up to 12 shades!
All of our photos on our Instagram page and on this BOLI profile page are of clients results after one treatment.
How long will my results last?
The answer to this goes with the previous question- factors depending on your lifestyle and diet will determine how long your teeth whitening results will last. That is why we do recommend touch up visits every 3-4 months after whitening, and up to one week before the wedding to maintain your results.
Is there anything I should do before my teeth whitening visit?
We do request that everyone is up to date with their annual dental visit, exam and cleaning. This not only ensures your teeth are in good health but it allows for the best whitening result.
If you feel that you have sensitive teeth... we suggest brushing with sensodyne toothpaste for the few weeks/days leading up to your appointment with us.
Will my teeth be sensitive during the treatment?
This is by far our most common question. And we hear you. One of us has suffered from sensitivity after doing a dental in office whitening procedure many years ago. We have both tested this professional product on each other and have both experienced no sensititivity.
We can honestly say that all of our clients have given us the same feedback of minimal to no sensitivy during the day of and the day after your appointment at latest. We do send you home with a fluoride varnish treatment to apply on your teeth as a precaution if you are someone that has had sensitivity in the past to whitening products.
Is there anything I should do after my teeth whitening visit?
For the following two days after your teeth whitening appointment with us you will need avoid anything that will stain a white t-shirt. This is because after teeth whitening your teeth actually become dehydrated and little tiny pores in your teeth open up. During this first 48 hours after your teeth are most prone to staining from foods and beverages. Foods and drinks such as red wine, black coffee and pasta sauce will need to be omitted. You can protect your results by drinking liquids through a straw and rinsing with room temperature water after eating.
*Keep this in mind when scheduling around your big day and any wedding festivities.
The most important thing to do after is to: S M I L E often and share all your beautiful photos and memories with us after your appointment!!
Please refer to our Instagram page for tons of information and photos.
Please also feel free to reach out to us with any and all questions you may have!