Frequently Asked Questions
How does SunnaSmile actually work?
The SunnaSmile gel absorbs the LED light energy, which photo-chemically "excites" the peroxide molecules into breaking down faster. It provides "activating energy" that speeds up and improves the performance of whitening.
The SunnaSmile LED light activates the professional whitening gel upon contact to provide visible results in just 20 minutes. Stick with it for 5 days and you’ll take your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
The SunnaSmile in-studio treatment formula is slightly more potent than the at-home kit, removing years of built up stains and discolouration in just 15 minutes.
How long is a SunnaSmile whitening session?
15 - 20 Minutes for an In-Studio session and 20 minutes with the At-Home kit.
Is SunnaSmile safe for sensitive teeth? Will my teeth and gums be in pain after?
Expect little to no sensitivity after using SunnaSmile; it was formulated with sensitive teeth in mind. It’s safe on enamel, protects gums, causes little to no sensitivity, and is a registered natural health product. A very small percentage of people will have minor discomfort in their mouth and this normally dissipates within 10 minutes.
What does SunnaSmile taste like?
Fresh, minty and lightly sweet! SunnaSmile whitening gel will not make much contact with your tongue (it's ok if it does) so you likely won't notice a taste to the gel at all.
What makes SunnaSmile different from other whitening treatments?
SunnaSmile is different from other whitening options in several ways: it’s safe on enamel, protects gums, causes little to no-sensitivity, is a registered natural health product and on top of all that, it’s more cost-effective. One SunnaSmile at-home whitening kit is the equivalent in whitening power to 50 tubes of whitening toothpaste, 25 dental whitening syringes and 5 packages of strips!
Can I use SunnaSmile during pregnancy?
We recommend that you contact your physician prior to using whitening while pregnant. However, no government issued restrictions currently exist.
What is the minimum age restriction to use SunnaSmile?
The recommended minimum age to use SunnaSmile is 12. If you're unsure, please check with your dentist.
Can I use SunnaSmile if I have gingivitis?
If you have gingivitis or any periodontal disease you should consult with your dentist prior to whitening.
Should I have a cleaning prior to whitening?
If possible, yes! And if you had not had a cleaning in the last 6 months, we highly recommend it. Make sure to book your SunnaSmile whitening session a few days after your cleaning. Do not book your SunnaSmile session immediately after a cleaning as this may cause pain & discomfort.
Can I use SunnaSmile if I have crowns, caps or veneers?
SunnaSmile is safe for crowns, caps and veneers, and stains will be removed during whitening, returning to their original colour.
What is the shelf life of SunnaSmile Home Kit?
Our SunnaSmile At-Home Whitening Kits can be kept for up to 24 months!