Frequently Asked Questions about Whitening

Q: How white will my teeth get?
A: Forever White Plus teeth whitening formula can whiten teeth up to 10 shades. Forever White Plus can brighten your teeth dramatically, but not everyone's teeth respond the same way. Results will vary due to factors such as tooth density, tooth porosity, and lifestyle habits. Most people will whiten their teeth substantially with one series of treatment. To continually maintain your whiter smile, use Forever White Plus anytime you wish to touch up.

Q: Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
A: Were your teeth whiter when you were younger, but are yellow now? Is your staining on the surface of your teeth rather than internal, such as discoloration caused by tetracycline taken as a child? Are your front teeth healthy, without bonded veneers or caps? If you answer "yes" to these questions, you're an excellent candidate for whiter teeth.

Q: How long should my whitening last?
A: Your Forever White Plus smile can last from 6 months to a year or longer. However, everyone's habits and lifestyle vary and the use of tobacco, regular drinking of red wine, coffee, or tea and all food or drinks that stain can affect how long your results will last. Frequent visits to the dentist for professional cleanings will help maintain the results. You may wish to use the Forever White Plus treatment frequently, and you will remain forever white!

Q: Is there any pain or discomfort with this treatment?
A: There shouldn't be any discomfort. The foam trays are designed as soft, "fits-all" trays. Forever White Plus' peroxide formula is pre-mixed with a proprietary gel that forms an aqueous barrier to protect your teeth and gums from sensitivity. However, some people may feel mild sensitivity.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. The Forever White Plus formula will not harm the enamel on your teeth and will not affect your existing fillings. The Forever White Plus product is based on our development of a formulation that is being safely and effectively used in over 3,000 dental offices.

Q: Will my crowns or veneers get whiter?
A: No. Only your natural teeth will get whiter.

Q: What causes teeth to yellow and discolor?
A: Most stains come with time and are caused by the use of tobacco, coffee, tea, and other staining agents. Some discoloration can be caused by antibiotics, such as tetracycline, or fluorosis (too much fluoride in the diet).

Q: If I am pregnant can I still have my teeth whitened?
A: We do not recommend the use of Forever White Plus while pregnant or nursing.

Q: How do I maintain my whiter smile?
A:Forever White Plus recommends following this dental hygiene program:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily or after each meal
  • Floss daily
  • Visit your dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings and check-ups
  • Use the Forever White Plus treatment as necessary to keep your whitened teeth bright.