Yes, teeth whitening does work on natural teeth that have experienced some surface and/or subsurface stains from eating, drinking, or smoking things that leave stains on or in the tooth enamel. Most Beaming White customers have been very pleased with their results from either the home whitening products or the professional system that ReGen Laser uses. ReGen Laser recommends the professional system, but we also sell the home kits and follow up products like the Minerals Enamel Booster.
Average results for peroxide-based whitening gels last 6 months to 1 year and this also depends entirely upon your own tooth enamel and on your habits.
The basic system utilizes a proprietary 16% hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel that is highly effective yet safe for sensitive teeth. The gel is too strong to use with whitening trays so we use a paint-on system in which the gel is carefully brushed onto the teeth with a built-in pen style applicator brush. Soft mouth tissue is protected with the use of a cheek retractor and vitamin e swabs.
ReGen Laser gives you the full service of three back-to-back applications of 10-20 minutes each. Be very wary of others offering cheaper deals. Often spas will split up kits and use only one application. The system was designed to use all three applications to get the proper results.
The first application mostly just opens the pores in the enamel. The second application begins to visually whiten the teeth, and dramatic whitening results are achieved during the third application. We recommend following up with a take-home kit or pen to prevent color regression and further enhance the results. And finally, ReGen Laser recommends you purchase Minerals Enamel Booster which will seal in the results, alleviate any tooth sensitivity you may experience (if any), and to remineralize and strengthen your enamel.
Most people experience absolutely no sensitivity with Beaming White products. Only a handful of the thousands of people that used the Deluxe Home Whitening Kit (with 36% carbamide peroxide gel) have reported any tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. And less than 5% reported tooth sensitivity or gum irritation from our Advanced Kit – which is for professional use only and contains 16% hydrogen peroxide gel.
Less than 1% of our customers reported experiencing an allergic-type of reaction to our peroxide-based whitening gel. An allergic reaction can be painful and even cause blisters. This risk is included in the warnings on all our products with peroxide-based gels. If this happens to you, discontinue use immediately and, if desired, see your dentist or physician about methods to help the skin heal faster. We recommend applying pure vitamin e oil to the irritated parts of the mouth.
People with gum disease might experience irritation because their gum tissues are not healthy. Only use whitening products if your gums don’t bleed when you floss.
People with tiny cracks in their tooth enamel, any stage of dental caries, or very thin or porous enamel might experience tooth sensitivity from peroxide-based whitening gels. If this happens to you, discontinue use and see your dentist if desired. Minerals Enamel Booster, as well as the remineralizing and desensitizing gel that comes in some of our kits, does help with tooth sensitivity.
Hydrogen Peroxide Gel: Once every 6-12 months.
Carbamide Peroxide Gel: Complete treatment once every 3-6 months. Maintenance treatments once a month.
Non-Peroxide Gel: Once a month.
Peroxide-based teeth whitening gels penetrate tooth enamel to lift stains within tooth dentin. This leaves the surface of the tooth enamel temporarily softened and pores open. Teeth are more susceptible to stains and erosion during this time and can also lose minerals at a higher rate during this time. We highly recommend the use of remineralizing gel immediately following a tooth whitening treatment.