We offer take home whitening kits for your convenience. This is the most comfortable and cost effective way to brighten up your smile. We can also do in-chair whitening if results are needed in big hurry, but costs and side effects will usually increase.
We recommend that you have an up to date dental exam and clean with the hygienist prior to making a decision on a whitening procedure. This ensures that all surface stains are removed prior to whitening and your teeth are in a healthy condition.
Take home whitening procedures give you the convenience of whitening at home.
With a custom made tray that fits your teeth snugly, this gentle and gradual process takes at least 2 weeks to perform.
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. It does not cause any weakness to your teeth.
Having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (moulds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate customized clear plastic trays similar to a mouthguard but thinner.
At your second appointment, you will try in the trays and you will also be given full instructions for use. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.