Teeth Whitening Peterborough ON
What are the details of teeth whitening?
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “whitening” procedure.
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a few days following the impressions, your custom whitening trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear splints. With only 4-6 hours at night or 15-30 minutes per day, our special whitening agent removes stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
Brighten your smile!
Contact us today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment
How is teeth whitening done?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken to make a specialized tray to hold the whitening agent against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours or during the day for 15-30 minutes for few days, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, whitening technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Advantages of this technique include; Patient will be in charge of the length of the treatment until the desired brightness is achieved, it can be stopped at any given time (if sensitivity occurs) and you can use the trays with the desensitizing agent (provided with the whitening kit) and finally, if you decide to do the whitening again in future, you only need to purchase the whitening agent refill (at minimal cost).
What else should I consider?
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.