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Teeth Whitening

Importance of a Brighter Smile

Your smile is extremely important because it is usually the first thing noticed when meeting someone.
 
A smile that is brighter and whiter, coming from a more confident person, can make a memorable impression on anyone you meet, as well as make you feel great in the process.
 
Many things we do on a daily basis contribute to stained teeth, such as:
  • Drinking coffee, tea, pop, wine, etc.
  • Eating staining foods such as blueberries or blackberries
  • Keeping bad dental habits such as not brushing or flossing properly
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
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Reasons for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular way to improve your smile. Here are some benefits:
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Boosts Self-Confidence

When your teeth are white, you're likely to smile more and feel better about how you look.

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Enhances Appearance

Even if you have the healthiest teeth, they can still look yellow. Whitening can make you look more youthful and healthier.

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Affordable

Compared to other cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening can be quite affordable.

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Better Oral Hygiene

When people invest in a brighter smile, they often take better care of their teeth, leading to improved oral health.

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Quick & Convenient

Professional teeth whitening is fast, and even at-home kits don't take long to use.

Teeth Whitening Options

In-Office Zoom Whitening

Get quick, safe, and effective teeth whitening with instant results. Ideal for those on the go. With your dentist’s assistance, select and apply the perfect shade in just one visit!

Faster Results

Under 1 hour treatment time

Professional Supervision

A dental expert ensures correct application and monitoring for any issues, promoting safety and treatment effectiveness.

Customized Treatments

Dentists customize the whitening to individual needs, adjusting agent concentration and protecting sensitive areas.

Long Lasting

Requires only 1 visit

Take-Home Whitening Kits

Our dental office provides custom whitening trays for at-home use. Following Zoom whitening, our experts ensure patients know how to use the kit effectively. Wear the kit for just 20 minutes at home for professional whitening results.

Convenience

Use at-home teeth whitening kits anytime without dentist appointments. Whiten your teeth at your leisure, even while watching TV or doing housework.

Cost-Effective

These kits are more affordable than professional whitening services and offer a range of prices to fit your budget.

Whitening Level Control

You decide the degree of whiteness, using the kit as much or as little as you prefer for your desired brightness.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Generally, anyone with healthy gums and teeth that are looking to brighten up their smile can benefit from the professional teeth whitening service. A professional teeth whitening treatment will not affect existing dental work.

The process was designed to enhance the natural whiteness of the enamel. Existing restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, dentures, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges do not lighten. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need to be replaced to match the new tooth shade achieved in the natural teeth, should a bleaching process proceed. Clients typically apply the gel product only to their natural teeth, allowing these treated teeth to lighten up to match a cap, crown, or veneer.

Studies of teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth’s enamel surface. Professional teeth whitening does not cause permanent damage to the enamel on your teeth, and is considered harmless by most dental health professionals.

The amount of whitening varies from patient to patient and cannot be predicted or guaranteed. But in general use, teeth may lighten anywhere from 6 to 12 shades on the whitening shade guide.  The results depend greatly on how discoloured the teeth were originally. Yellow or brown teeth, surface stains, and uniformly darkened teeth are easiest to whiten.  Additional whitening treatments may be needed in order to achieve the desired shade, especially with heavily stained teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.

The process takes only 30-minutes, (2 – 15-minute applications) to achieve a whiter and brighter smile. It is broken down into two 15-minute applications to allow for maximum gel concentration and light exposure, without being under the light for too long of a period to cause gum irritation. Individuals with sensitive teeth may reduce the intensity of the bleaching unit by choosing a lower power setting and those with very heavy stains may need additional treatments.

When you visit your dental office for professional tooth whitening, your dentist will have you wear a tray during the treatment that will cover your teeth with a specially formulated whitening gel. Also, your dentist may use a type of light to enhance the whitening effects of the gel.

Teeth whitening may cause sensitivity during or after treatment and slight discomfort in the gums. Both of these side effects are usually temporary and will disappear a few days after treatment. It is important to tell your dentist if you experience any of these symptoms as the dentist will be able to advise how best to cope in the meantime.

To maintain your tooth whitening results, steer clear of staining foods and drinks like coffee, tea, soda, berries, and tomatoes. If consumed, rinse or brush immediately. Consistent twice-daily brushing and regular dental cleanings are also essential to prevent new stains.

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