Are there any side-effects?
The term cosmetic in itself implies the absence of side effects and contraindications in any category including cosmetic bleaching. The gel and its effect are harmless and causes no side-effects. The active oxygen in the formula of the gel is activated by light emitted by the LED lamp and does not damage the enamel, dentine or gums. Pearlsmile® bleaching gel is made to comply with the European directive (2011/84/EU) and does not contain more than 0.1% of hydrogen peroxide, has all the necessary certifications, has been tested, and most importantly is made in Germany unlike a lot of competitor solutions. The LED lamp does not contribute to the damage of mouth flora and does not irritate gums. The whole procedure does not have side-effects and is guaranteed to be painless.
What is the difference between dental and cosmetic procedure?
Dental bleaching is usually implemented using highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide solutions and can only be done by a dentist in a dental office or clinic. This may be the main reason for the high price of the dental method. A benefit of this method lies in the ability not only to whiten the enamel and pellicle but to also whiten the dentine. However, the dental method may result in the damage of enamel, pellicle and even dentine what consequently causes an increased sensitivity in the mouth and in some cases pain during and even after the bleaching. Dental bleaching is not recommended to be repeated more than once per two years. However, the accumulation of the color pigment in the enamel is an inevitable process.
On the other hand, cosmetic bleaching method does not require an interval between the treatments and can be repeated as many times as desired. You may gently neutralize the accumulated color pigment from the enamel and pellicle with active oxygen at any point without being afraid for the caused damage in enamel, pellicle and the dentine. Advantages of the cosmetic method are in the significantly lower price than the dental analogue, absence of pain during and after the procedure as well as the absence of side-effects in a short and the long run.
What results can be achieved?
Results of Pearlsmile® cosmetic bleaching procedure at one of our specialized salons or partner studios are individual. Our cosmetic bleaching method allows for results of up to 12 shades brighter after only 15 minutes. The result will be dependent on the level of enamel and pellicle pigmentation, thickness of enamel and pellicle, and the natural dentine color. We offer three different procedure types depending on the amount of pigmentation and the age of the customer in a given case. The tone of the enamel is measured before and after in order to document the difference. This also allows for the results to be immediately visible. If this is your first time it is advised to take a Premium or an Intensive procedure. You may then refresh the result at any time with the Express treatment every three months or a preferred interval.
Pearlsmile cosmetic bleaching is designed to suit all cases of teeth discoloration. Our 8 year experience on the market allowed for deeper understanding of the procedure and a personal approach to suit every individual. The new bleaching gel from Pearlsmile is advantageous from competitor solutions due to its new consistency and the ability to stay on the teeth longer during the treatment thus allowing for a brighter results in shorter treatment time frame. Please be aware that Pearlsmile bleaching gel is always made in Germany and is always filled in tubes.
It is important to understand that Pearlsmile bleaching procedure does not include a prior cleaning. Tartar and old fillings on the front teeth may result in the unwanted visual result in a form of uneven discoloration. In such a case we advise to do the dental cleaning prior the treatment or whiten the teeth using our Pearlshine teeth whitening powder to help prevention and build up of tartar.
How long will results last?
The longevity of results is dependent on the after care, lifestyle, enamel thickness, and preselected dental care products. This is why we strongly promote the Pearlshine whitening powder as it was designed in mind with the enamel after care and prevention and reduction of tartar. It is worth noting that excessive consumption of tobacco products, coffee, red wine, tea and other highly pigment containing products may result in a premature coloration and darkening of the enamel and pellicle. We strongly advise to avoid such products immediately after the bleaching as well as in general daily consumption. However, our spectrum of dental care products were made with these factors in mind.
It is also important to note that our products are not designed to change the natural tone of the dentine but to remove the coloration pigment from the enamel and pellicle. In cases when the enamel is thin and has a lower density it is possible that the enamel darkening effect may come sooner. A thinner enamel and pellicle may be caused by a highly acidic diet and soft drink product consumption.
How often can I repeat the treatment?
Pearlsmile cosmetic bleaching method at specialized salons or partner beauty studios is very gentle. Therefore, no interval restrictions need to be observed between each bleaching. Pricing is made in mind to be affordable for wide income range. You may always visit one of our locations around Europe for a refresher bleaching just before a date, interview or a wedding. You may also choose between the cost fitting treatment (Express, Premium or Intensive) depending on the amount of pigmentation or the results needed for a specific case. You may also purchase a subscription card which allows to purchase multiple procedures in advance with a discount. In addition, we recommend our Pearlight professional system for home use. Pearlight system allows to maintain the result at the comfort of a home. The system can be used by a whole family and the achieved result can be as strong as the salon bleaching with a minor setback of a longer procedure time, which can be spent by watching a favorite movie or TV show. The kind of flexibility only available with our products.
How does bleaching works?
Once you visit one of our specialized salons or one of our partner beauty studios a specialist will determine the initial shade of your teeth and will note it in the FAQ / wavier form. A specialist should be reassured that any of the visible rows of teeth do not have crowns, there are no deep cracks or damage, no dark old fillings, you are not younger than 14 years of age, and that you are not a pregnant or a nursing mother. If your answer to all of these questions was negative then the bleaching procedure can begin. You will then be asked to take a seat in an egg-shaped chair or a dedicated seat. The bleaching procedure is guaranteed to be painless and can be considered as a time for you to relax in a lounge environment. Then a single-use mouth-tray would be filled with the bleaching gel and you would be asked to locate the mouth-tray in the mouth. After the correct position of the mouth-tray is checked you may lean back and take a comfortable position while a specialist will locate the LED lamp in front of your mouth. The light emitted by the LED lamp activates the active ingredients in the gel during the treatment resulting in the discoloration effect. After the designated time of the procedure is complete (15, 30 or 45 minutes also known as: Express, Premium or Intensive Treatment) you will be asked to remove the mouth-tray and lightly rinse the mouth with water. The procedure is divided into 1, 2 or 3 15-minute sessions (between which a specialist can assert the progress for the ultimate result). After the procedure is complete a specialist will compare and note the achieved result. A specialist may advise you on the further dental care precautions and possibly on the needed products to maintain the achieved result. An advised product could be a Pearlshine powder or a Pearlight professional set for home bleaching. A specialist may also give you Pearlwipes that resemble a set of double-sided finger cots designed for instant pigment neutralization. Pearlwipes will come in handy if you have consumed products with color pigment within the 24 hours after the procedure.
What to look out for after the bleaching?
The active ingredients in the gel continue to work for up to 24 hours even after the bleaching procedure is complete. We strongly advise you to avoid consumption of cigarettes as well as foods and beverages containing color pigment for at least 2-4 hours after. During this time the enamel is more prone to coloration due to pigment exposure. We strongly recommend having the Pearlshine powder at home for an evening neutralization of the coloring pigment collected during the day of pigment-containing products like red wine as well as a prevention mechanism for after a party or dinner.
Who can get the bleaching?
Our bleaching procedure has no limitation on the minimum age for implementation. However, by the ethical standards we do not proceed with children under 14 years of age and we do not perform the procedure on pregnant or nursing mothers.
In the occurrence when tartar is clearly visible we advice our customers to complete a dental cleaning before completing the cosmetic bleaching procedure. We do not offer dental cleanings in any of our facilities unless our partner / specialist has a dental license and is positioned in a dental office or a clinic to perform such practice.
What are the reasons for the enamel pigmentation?
Various natural reasons may affect the coloration of the enamel and pellicle. The most obvious reasons are: smoking, soft drinks, coffee, tea, red wines, foods, sauces and drinks containing color pigments. It is worth noting that a more natural product, sauce or seasoning has the potency for a more aggressive pigment coloration. Darkening of the enamel and pellicle can be also caused by certain medications and aging factors.
How does Pearlsmile bleaching gel work?
Our gel contains lightening ingredients that are activated by an LED light. These ingredients act on the coloring pigments in the enamel and pellicle and neutralize them. The gel and the LED light do not damage the oral flora and do not irritate the gums. The bleaching procedure is absolutely painless and has no side effects.