Livermore Teeth Whitening

Salon Services

Mar 7, 2022

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A smile can elevate your mood and moods of people that you smile at. Throughout life, our teeth are bombarded by food and drinks that can cause stains on our teeth. These stains are called extrinsic stains and over time cause yellowing of the tooth. We are excited to provide a teeth whitening service that will remove extrinsic staining from teeth!

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Teeth whitening is the process of using a whitening agent to alter the color of a tooth. There are different ways to whiten teeth which include whitening pastes, strips, and gels.

All toothpastes help remove surface stains because they contain mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing or chemical agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains but, depending on the paste ingredients, they can be too abrasive and cause sensitivity.

Whitening strips are very thin, virtually invisible strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. The strips should be applied according to the instructions on the label. Initial results are seen within a week. Many whitening strips contain citric acid which dissolves tooth enamel and leads to sensitivity Whitening gels provide the fastest way to whiten teeth. Gels made with carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide can give clients results within 30 minutes. Typically gel products are NOT the cause of sensitivity but if the client is already sensitive then the gel may cause discomfort.


  • People who have allergies or reactions to either carbamide, peroxide or glycerin.
  • People who have existing tooth decay, periodontal disease, or gingivitis.
  • Women who are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • People under the age of 18.
  • People wearing a piercing or metal object in the oral cavity. (Please remove, as they may turn black)
  • People with Veneers and Crowns will only whitening to their original color depending on how old they are.
  • Children
    • There is no age-specific time for teeth whitening; it all depends on the conditions of the child’s teeth. All baby teeth must fall out and form adult teeth to start whitening. Baby teeth tend to be very sensitive to many whitening products. Permanent teeth respond well to gel and other whitening products. We DO NOT recommend whitening any child’s teeth without parental consent.
  • Pregnant Women
    • Many women like to look their best while pregnant. Thus, they may be interested in teeth whitening. There is little research to substantiate the safety of whitening kits throughout pregnancy. Thus, many doctors suggest that pregnant women wait until after delivery and nursing before they start a bleaching session for their teeth. Most chemical teeth whiteners contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically is simply water with an additional oxygen atom in its makeup. However, hydrogen peroxide can cause tissue damage if used in high concentrations.
  • Tetracycline Stained Teeth
    • Whitening teeth that are stained because of taking tetracycline is always a very challenging process. The simple fact is that tetracycline color molecules cannot be completely removed from teeth. Thus, the amount of whitening that can be achieved when using a whitening system is limited. We do not recommend whitening teeth that have been stained by tetracycline.


Our teeth whitening system uses whitening gels. The gel is carbamide and hydrogen peroxide based. We use a whitening accelerator light that produces an intense cold light, illuminates the teeth, and boosts the release of hydroxyl radicals at a wavelength of 400 to 500 nanometers, proven to be the optimal range for teeth whitening.


Step 1: Match Your Before Shade
We use a premium shade guide with 27 shades for the most accurate comparison of your teeth. Our teeth whitening specialist will match the most stained tooth of your smile and compare it with our shade guide to obtain your current tooth shade. We will take a photo for reference of your starting shade to compare after your treatment.

Step 2: The Brush Up
A dental bib will be attached to your shirt. The Oral Brush-up is a textured teeth wipe that quickly cleans plaque off teeth and freshens your breath. It fits over the your fingertip like a little sock to wipe over your teeth and gums. It doesn’t require any water or rinsing. This quick brush up will allow the gel to contact the stains that have been there for years.

Step 3: Vitamin E Swab
Next, our teeth whitening specialist will hand you a Vitamin E swab to Bub over your gums and lips while holding your smile. This will protect and sooth your gums and lips which can be sensitive to the whitening gel and light.

Step 4: Use the Prefilled Whitening Tray
After you are finished applying the Vitamin E swab, you will place your mouth tray in your be instructed to gently bite down NATURALLY and relax. You will then be instructed to wear protective glasses and enjoy sitting in a comfy chair until your treatment is over (15-30 minutes).

Step 5: Whitening Light
The light will be adjusted to your smile as close as possible without touching your lips. Now the whitening process begins! Once your time is up, you’ll head to the restroom to rinse out your mouth and proceed see your results!!

Step 6: Match Your After Shade
This is the best part, where you get to see your results! We will compare your teeth to our shade guide again show you the before shade and after shade together to see your progress. Depending on how white your smile is already, you may receive anywhere between 2-8 shades whiter during your first session. We recommend follow up sessions every month for 3 months for the ultimate white smile.

Step 7: After Care & Maintenance
After care is all about making that new bright white smile last. We will let you know that for the following 24 hours you will want to avoid coffee, tea, tobacco, and other dark-colored food and drinks. We sell a teeth whitening pen for at home maintenance and highly recommended adding it to your checkout before leaving our salon. Your results can last a lifetime but what we eat, and drink stains our teeth. We recommend three sessions a year to keep your smile bright and white.

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