Ready to ditch that unreliable at home teeth whitening kit? We got you covered! One of the best ways to improve your overall look is to polish your teeth and create a smile that glows! Skip that expensive trip to the dentist's office and opt for the pain free, safe and effective teeth whitening here at FCC.
First Class Cosmetics offers pain-free teeth whitening!
*Results last based upon lifestyle. Smoking, drinking dark liquids/ consuming red sauces frequently will change the lifespan of the service.
You cannot receive this service if you have caps on the tooth/implanted teeth.
Over time, your teeth can go from white to stained or discolored for many reasons, for example:
Coffee, tea, red wine, turmeric, and red sauces are some major staining culprits. The Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your "tooth enamel".
Two chemicals found in tobacco / marijuana create stubborn stains: Tar and/ or nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.
Below the hard, white outer shell of your tooth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. As we age, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming, may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.
We are all born with a tooth color that ranges from yellow-brownish to greenish-grey, and intensifies over time. Yellow-brown is generally more responsive to bleaching than green-grey.
Genetic traits that become more pronounced with age. While all teeth show some translucency, those that are opaque and thick have an advantage, they appear lighter in color, show more sparkle and are responsive to bleaching. Teeth that are thinner and more transparent – most notably the front teeth – have less of the pigment for bleaching. According to cosmetic dentists, transparency is the only condition that cannot be corrected by any form of teeth whitening.
The habitual consumption of red wine, coffee, tea, cola, carrots, oranges and other deeply-colored beverages and foods causes considerable staining over the years. In addition, acidic foods such as citrus fruits and vinegar contribute to enamel erosion. As a result, the surface becomes more transparent and more of the yellow-colored dentin shows through.
Appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth whitening. This is the most common and why teeth whitening is mostly requested.
Formed on the interior of teeth. Intrinsic stains result from trauma, aging, exposure to minerals during tooth formation and/or excessive ingestion of fluoride.
Results may vary. Based considerably from person to person. Many are immediately delighted with their outcome, while others may need multiple treatments to reach their teeth whitening goals. Before you receive any teeth whitening treatment, ask your technician for a realistic idea of the results you are likely to achieve and how long it should take to achieve them. Our teeth whitening technician can show you on our shade chart what is possible session by session to reach your teeth whitening goals.
We have a live example our teeth whitening through a chart of teeth available for viewing prior to your service so you can see where you began and where you ended. Tooth color is typically measured with shade guides. These are hand-held displays of wide ranges of tooth colors.
This shade guide standard incorporates shades, systematically arranged from light to dark into four color groups, and provides a universal tooth-color terminology.
While teeth whitening can occasionally lighten tooth color by nine or more shades, most of those who use teeth whitening are likely to see a change of two to seven shades.
There are really no risks when it comes to teeth whitening. The most a client can experience is temporary tooth sensitivity or temporary gum sensitivity. Sensitivity is short term and will not last.
Teeth whitening is a simple process and typically takes about 45 minutes. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). The bleaching agent used, break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter. Remove surface stains and create the perfect white teeth. We also use a barrier gel while the teeth whitening process is happening to prevent gum irritation. Professional whitening is a safe and effective treatment.
Teeth whitening at FCC is pain free, but still offers those dramatic results like you just came from the dentist's office. Two sessions in one day is the most whitening we can do safely without damaging the tooth enamel. Sessions can be layered every two to three weeks until desired level of whitening is reached.
Teeth whitening is a quick, painless, and easy way to achieve the smile you are dreaming of. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury. Some people who use teeth whiteners may experience tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of the tooth. In most cases the tooth sensitivity is temporary. You can delay treatment, then try again.
Most of us start out with white teeth, thanks to our porcelain-like enamel surface. Tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin, the tooth’s core material, to show through.
During routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.
Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed.
There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic.
To maintain the longevity of teeth whitening, we recommend:
This process will require some patience. Each Session is created 6-8 weeks apart as it will take this long to see the benefits from the previous session tattooed. On the first day immediately after having the lips tattooed you will experience some swelling. This is completely normal, and the swelling will subside in 24 hours. On the first day your lip blushing will appear very bright in color. This will fade about 50 percent lighter once the lips have healed. The color will heal soft and subtle. Lip blushing is meant to be a natural lip color for your lips. Lip Blushing is no meant to give you a lipstick look once healed. On day 2 after receiving lip blushing you will notice the color will appear a bit darker. This is because you are now forming a scab, you will also notice your swelling has subsided. On Day 3-4 your lips will become very dry and flakey. As the skin flakes away you will see the shade change and the color soften to a more subtle tone. Days 5-7 the lips will be a bit dry as the skin rebuilds itself. After week one the skin will be healed but you will still need to go through the color development phases. This will take a full 6-8 weeks to develop. During these phases your lips can look darker than the starting point, like nothing happened at all, or patchy and uneven color all the way up until the 6-8 week mark. This is normal and nothing to panic about. This is simply your body responding to being tattooed. Once the color is fully developed at the 6-8 week mark you will see the benefits of the tattoo session and can layer more as needed. After the first week of healing you may use lipstick or gloss to hide the transitioning stages if you wish. Its a journey but it’s always worth the wait!
• Please take a break from vitamin c serums, retinoids, and glycolic treatments, around the mouth area at least 2 weeks before your session and 2 weeks after for best healed lip blushing results.
• Do not drink alcohol or take blood thinning medication 24 hrs before appointment
• No Caffeine 24 hrs before your lip blushing tattoo, this will cause you to bleed and brush during the process.
• Please wait 1 month after lip blush to receive fillers. (or 1 month prior)
• If you suffer from cold sores (even just once ever in your whole life) you must take an anti-viral medication (like Valtrex) 2-3 days before, and 3-5 days after having your lips tattooed as directed by your doctor. We are tattoo artists, we are not doctors, we cannot prescribe you anti-viral medication. This is something that must be obtained by your doctor. This issue is extremely common, about 90% of the population suffers from them. They can be caught from something as simple as sharing a drink, even if the person you are sharing a drink with have no apparent blisters. Lip Blushing does not cause cold sores, however, the injury to the lip tissue from being tattooed can cause an outbreak if the virus already lives dormant in your body. An outbreak can damage your lip blushing results, so when in doubt, reach out to your MD and get an anti-viral before your appointment. If you know for sure you are not someone who gets cold sores you can skip this step and count yourself as lucky!
• Please wait 1 year after using Acutane to receive lip blushing
• Botox should be done 2 weeks before the tattoo appointment or 2 weeks after lips are completely healed from lip blushing tattoos.
• Exfoliate & moisturize lips 24 hours before your appointment -this preps lips to be tattooed. Healthy skin = beautiful healed results
• Laser Treatments must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after Lip Blush Tattoo
• Do not smoke weed before your permanent makeup appointment. This will cause unnecessary sensitivity and possibly paranoia.
• DAY 1: Your body will produce lymphatic fluid (a yellow-ish clear fluid), this is what your body produces when it Is healing to form a scab, use sterile water wipes given to you after the lip blushing process to remove this fluid 1-2 hours after procedure. Allow lips to settle and dry a bit. Then apply a very thin layer of a&d ointment/ aquaphor/ coconut oil to the lips periodically. Lips will be sensitive on this day. Avoid food that is too hot/too cold or too spicy/ too citrus.
• DAY 2: Continue to moisturize with a&d ointment/aquaphor/coconut oil periodically. Swelling will be minimal to none at this point
• DAYS 3-4: Lips will become dry and flaky. DO NOT pick or exfoliate the lips. Allow the skin to shed on its own. Keep moisturized
• DAYS 5-7: old skin will begin to flake off and soft tone will be revealed. Keep moisturized.
• No pools or saunas during the healing process
• Please take a break from vitamin c serums, retinoids, and glycolic treatments, at least 2 weeks prior to your session and 2 weeks after around the mouth area for best healed results
• Botox should be done 2 weeks prior to tattoo appointment or 2 weeks after lips are completely healed from lip blushing
• Laser Treatments must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after Lip Blushing
• No cosmetics on the lips for 7 days, once skin is completely healed. Just moisturize!
• SPF is your BFF! No sun exposure for 7 days, and remember to continue to use SPF to elongate the lifespan of your tattoo when you encounter any sun exposure whatsoever forever!
I used to be so self conscious of my smile, I drink a lot of coffee and my teeth were looking very stained. This service has truly given me so much confidence and the technician is so sweet and informative! I'm proud to show off my white teeth now!
My teeth have never been more white or looked this good in my life!
I came in with very dull teeth and left with movie star white teeth, thank you so much FCC
"First Class Cosmetics offers exceptional service, and Michelle is very patient and skilled in what she does. She makes this experience as pleasant as it can possibly get. I'd highly recommend First Class Cosmetics for any of your skin care treatments."