Very disappointed with my experience.
I purchased the most expensive package that included x-rays, teeth cleaning and teeth whitening. X-rays and teeth cleaning was fine (they upsell you for other services) and I was told I needed to make a second appointment for the teeth whitening for a different day. I've been told teeth whitening can be painful so I opted not to google anything so I wouldn't scare myself.
The person that did my teeth whitening for the most part explained everything I needed to know, but he definitely downplayed the experience and left some major things out. He didn't mention that the solution would burn off my gums, leaving me inflamed and in pain. Instead, he said my gums would turn white, but by the time I made it to the front desk, the color would be back to normal.
After some research, burning of the gums is a factor of a few things: the solution was too strong, left on too long and there was no protection placed on the gums before the procedure and/or the tray didn't fit correctly. Basically, the procedure was similar to an at home kit. There was nothing professional about it. The tray was standard and too large for my mouth and my gums had no protection. The solution leaked from the tray and burned the front and right side of my gums and puddled under my tongue also leaving it burned and swollen. I couldn't talk normally on the first day.
As I've read, this is a common side effect of teeth whitening but I wish he would have explained this to me in further detail so that when I came home and saw my gums damaged, I would have been more mentally prepared.
The worst part is that I leave for my anniversary trip tomorrow and I still can't eat anything because it stings too much and my gums are peeling. Do yourself a favor and find a professional establishment who puts more care into your procedure or skip the Groupon and buy an at-home kit and burn your own gums!
$ for a dental care and teeth-whitening package (a $ value)
In-office Sinsational Smile teeth whitening
The chairside Sinsational Smile teeth-whitening treatment uses an LED light to activate whitening gel, reducing discoloration in as little as 20 minutes.
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About Healthy Smiles Premier Dental
Health Smiles Premier Dental's Dr. Afshin Doostan draws on 13 years of experience to ensure that his patients' teeth are healthy and cavity-free. In addition to continuing his education with training in Invisalign orthodontics, laser dentistry, and endodontics, he also keeps up to date with many of the latest types of dental equipment and treatments. These include low-dose x-ray machines, digital cavity detection, and optional sedation for those that have difficulty at visits to the dentist. These patients may also appreciate Dr. Doostan's use of Waterlase, a technology that allows him eschew more primitive root canal and tooth-removal treatments like drills in favor of virtually pain-free water and laser technology—a combination of the world's oldest and newest tools, like a spacesuit made of wheels.