Tooth gem and teeth whitening services are available with Austin Wednesday - Sunday.
HOW DOES TEETH WHITENING WORK?
Stains on teeth appear when colored molecules stick to the plaque, tartar, and the surface of our teeth. Dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar, but sometimes the stains still appear in the layer below called the dentin. The bleaching solution applied to the teeth combines with oxygen from the air and carbon in the dentin to break apart the staining molecules stuck on the teeth.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WHITEN TEETH?
Immediate whitening procedures take just 1-2 hours in most cases!
SHOULD I GET A DENTAL CLEANING BEFORE OR AFTER TEETH WHITENING?
Teeth whitening works best on teeth free of plaque and tartar.
DOES TEETH WHITENING HURT?
Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity to the teeth and gums. Some patients experience little to no sensitivity, while other patients may need to limit the strength and time of the bleaching to avoid sensitivity.
WILL WHITENING MY TEETH DAMAGE ENAMEL?
A major benefit of whitening your teeth under professional care is that you significantly reduce the risk of any damage to tooth enamel, gums, or otherwise. Obtaining teeth whitening from a professional ensures you are getting legitimate whitening products from reputable vendors applied by professionally trained staff. This will also reduce your chances for tooth sensitivity or root damage.
DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL BEFORE TEETH WHITENING?
There is nothing special you need to do before whitening, however, the treatment does work best on healthy teeth free of plaque and tartar.
DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL AFTER TEETH WHITENING?
To ensure the best results, you will want to avoid eating any foods or drinks that can stain teeth for at least 48 hours. This includes coffee, tea, red wine, juices, berries, foods with artificial colors, etc. You should also refrain from smoking as long as possible.
HOW LONG DOES TEETH WHITENING LAST?
Teeth whitening lasts longest when patients follow a healthy diet, avoid smoking, avoid teeth staining foods and drinks, utilize a straw when possible, and maintain regular dental cleanings.
DO I NEED TO BE 18 YEARS OLD? WHAT IF I HAVE A GUARDIAN WITH ME?
Yes, I only work with individuals 18-years old or older. Please be ready to present a valid ID at the time of your service!
DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-INS?
We accept walk-ins subject to availability Wednesday through Sunday.
HOW LONG WILL THE TOOTH JEWEL LAST?
Anywhere from 6 months up to 24 months for the Swarovski Crystals, Brilliance Crystals, and Shaped Crystals and 6 to 12 Months for the Real Gold Charms (Due to the extra weight on these specific charms). With extra care, they may last even longer.
CAN I FEEL THE JEWEL ON MY TOOTH?
The jewels are only 0.4mm or 0.9mm thick and 1.8mm to 3mm in diameter. Initially, something on your tooth will feel different, but a few days after the application, you will get used to the new feeling.
WILL THE JEWEL HARM MY TOOTH?
No! The jewel will bond to the enamel, like an orthodontic bracket, without any drilling or pain. The procedure and removal is similar to the placement and removal of orthodontic brackets.
I HAVE VENEERS/A FALSE TOOTH, CAN I STILL GET CHARMED?
Unfortunately, the bonding agent will only attach to natural tooth tissue.
I HAVE A GEM/BOND ON MY TOOTH CURRENTLY. CAN YOU REMOVE IT?
Unfortunately, I cannot remove crystals/bond at the time of your service; a dentist must do it before you arrive. Your tooth must be free of previous crystals/bond at the time of service. The bonding agent will not attach to existing bond.
DOES THE JEWEL IMPEDE BRUSHING?
No, the presence of the tooth jewelry will not make any difference regarding dental hygiene. However, it is recommended not to use an electric toothbrush.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
All appointments take approximately 20 minutes.
WHAT IF THE JEWEL FALLS OFF AND I SWALLOW IT?
The jewels are tiny glass crystals or gold. They have no sharp edges. It will come out "the natural way" the same as it went inside your body.