What You'll Get
During the 18th century, the upper classes disdained smiles full of pearly teeth, as they distracted from the whiteness of their powdered wigs and icing-sugar donuts. Laugh at those who came before you with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a power teeth-whitening treatment at White Shade Express Teeth Whitening in Nepean (a $203.34 value, including HST).
Focused exclusively on teeth whitening, White Shade can vivify enamels three to eight shades brighter with an in-office power whitening. Created by the same creators behind Zoom! teeth whitening, White Shade's treatment dabs a peroxide gel on gumstones, then clasps them inside a bite-registration tray. Lens-focused light heats the gel, which, combined with the mouth's natural temperature, creates a pressurized environment. The peroxide bursts into hundreds of thousands of micro bubbles, which penetrate tooth structure, scrubbing the enamel and oxygenating the dentin layer. The one-time treatment—typically lasting 45 to 90 minutes—can jettison stains commonly caused by wine, coffee, and sipping tumblers of shoe polish and can brighten the dentin layer, which naturally shows through as enamel thins with age.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
WhiteShade’s technicians brighten teeth with the 45- to 90-minute power-whitening treatment. Reportedly developed by the minds behind Zoom! whitening, WhiteShade’s process begins as techs line bite-registration trays with a pH-neutral carbamide-peroxide gel. Clients then sink incisors into the mouthpieces and recline while a lens-focused light shines onto teeth. The light awakens the gel while also raising the temperature within the dental trays to penetrate through the enamel layer. As surface stains begin to dissolve or consider relocating to carpets, the gel oxygenates and brightens the naturally yellow dentin layer, which shows through more visibly as the enamel thins with age. The treatment typically lightens mouth ivories from three to eight shades and results can last up to two years if patients maintain good oral hygiene and cancel their chewable coal subscription.