Forever Bright

We believe that every patient in our practice deserves to have a smile they can be proud of. Forever Bright is an exciting new program we are offering to both new and existing patients. We would like to whiten your teeth and keep them white for life!

 

There is a one-time enrollment fee of $99 to join the Forever Bright program. You will then receive a set of custom whitening trays and two tubes of Opalescence PF bleach, and as you come in for your regular dental checkups, you will receive two tubes of whitening gel at each visit at no cost to you!

 

To be eligible for our Forever Bright program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Keep your regularly scheduled dental checkup visits. Your long-term oral health is as important to us as it is to you. Our patients have found that regular checkups greatly reduce dental emergencies. This is why we are happy to provide this extra bonus to our patients who are committed to their oral health.

  • Provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to postpone or change your appointment.

  • Arrive on time for your scheduled appointments.

  • Keep your mouth healthy. You will not be able to receive your free bleach if you have any untreated decay or periodontal disease.

  • All accounts must be current.

  • Lost or broken trays will be replaced at cost of $25 per tray.

 

If you fail to keep the requirements of Forever Bright, you will not be eligible to receive your free bleach. You may be able to re-enroll in at the doctors’ discretion (a $99 re-enrollment fee may apply).

 

Our doctors and staff have the right to refuse offer if deemed necessary based on patient health conditions, misuse, abuse, or any other factor deemed necessary to void offer. Forever Bright members are eligible for free bleach refills for life (2 tubes at every hygiene maintenance visit), as long as either Dr. Birnbaum or Dr. Aaronson is in practice. Forever Bright memberships are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

 

Keep your smile healthy and white!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOME WHITENING


Although take-home whitening is a relatively new procedure, it has been effective and safe for most patients.
There may be some patients for whom tooth whitening is either not effective or possibly not the most
preferable treatment. The amount of whitening that you obtain during the procedure is dependent on four
factors:


1. The length of time in each 24 hour period the tray is worn (a session).
2. The number of sessions the tray is worn.
3. The susceptibility of your teeth and/or internal colors to the whitening agent.
4. Habits you have that discolor teeth: smoking, coffee and/or tea drinking, red or dark wines.

 

PROCEDURE
 

Depending upon the strength of solution you are given, the amount of time for wear is as follows:

OPALESCENCE PF 10%    6 - 8 HOURS PER DAY

OPALESCENCE PF 15%    4 - 6 HOURS PER DAY
OPALESCENCE PF 20%    2 - 4 HOURS PER DAY
OPALESCENCE PF 35%    30 MINUTES PER DAY

 

DO NOT SLEEP WITH TRAYS IN YOUR MOUTH!!

 

  1. Before inserting trays, brush and floss teeth thoroughly. Also, brush the custom trays so they are clean.
    Dry the tray. Be sure not to flex the tray too much while cleaning.\

  2. Load the tray with the whitening gel. Express the gel evenly into the deepest, outer most portions of the 
    trays. Use a very small amount. A large amount is not needed. (Use 1/4-1/3 of a tube of bleach per tray.)

  3. Seat the trays completely onto the teeth.

  4. Gently press the tray with a clean finger to adapt the soft tray material against the teeth on the inside (tongue) and the outside (lip) edges of the tooth/gum area. Pressing too firmly will express too much gel out of the tray.

  5. Wipe off excess gel with a clean finger or a dry toothbrush.

  6. Do not disturb the trays when wearing by lifting with tongue, fingers, etc. Take care not to bite with pressure on the tray. This may cause excess solution to seep out and set on gum tissue resulting in a tissue burn.

  7. Remove trays after wearing the appropriate amount of time. Brush teeth thoroughly with toothpaste.
    Rinse twice; do not swallow rinsed gel. Brush tray gently with soft brush and rinse with cool water.

  8. On average, initial (full) treatment should take 5-7 days depending on patient’s goals, stains, and comfort.
    Forever Bright touch-ups should take 2-3 days. Additional whitening gel may be purchased at a price of $15/tube.

  9. Keep whitening trays away from children and pets! Dogs love to eat whitening tray

BLEACHING PRECAUTIONS

  1. Do not use household bleach to whiten teeth.

  2. Pregnant and nursing women should not bleach.

  3. Do not use tobacco products or eat while bleaching.

  4. White spots on the enamel or that appear during bleaching may blend during continued bleaching process.

  5. Teeth are naturally darker along the gum line. These areas may require more time to lighten than the rest of the tooth surface and usually remain slightly darker.
     

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

  • A small percentage of patients experience sensitivity with bleaching. Should this occur, remove the tray
    and contact your dentist.

  • Foods and juices high in citric acid can cause sensitivity to the teeth.

  • Some patients have noticed temporary discomfort of the gums, lips, throat, or tongue. Should any of these symptoms persist more than two days or progressively worsen, call your dentist. These side effects will usually subside within 1-3 days after treatment is discontinued.

  • Coffee, tobacco, and other products can re-stain your teeth over time. Should this occur, the teeth can be re-whitened within a few nights using Opalescence.

  • Some old amalgam or “silver” fillings may leave a dark purple color in your bleaching tray; this is normal.

  • Crowns, bridges, partial dentures, veneers, and composite fillings will not bleach.

  • Store bleach out of the sun and heat. Refrigeration recommended. Do not freeze.

  • Discard any unused bleaching gel after treatment is completed.

  • Keep Opalescence out of reach of small children.

  • Do not swallow gel or rinsed gel. Product contains peroxide and may contain fluoride; swallowing large amounts can be harmful.