Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. We offer both “in chair” and “take home” whitening procedures for your convenience.
Before undergoing any whitening procedure, we recommend that you have an up to date dental examination and clean with the hygienist prior to making a decision on which whitening procedure is best suited to you. This ensures that any surface stains are removed prior to whitening and your teeth are in a healthy condition. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate the possibility of replacing any old fillings or crowns. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly whitened teeth.
At Home Whitening
Take home whitening procedures allow you the convenience of whitening your teeth at home. This procedure involves having a mould taken of your teeth and a custom whitening tray fitted. Specially prescribed whitening gel is then placed within the tray, and worn for a short period during the day or overnight while sleeping. Depending on the colour of your teeth, you may need to repeat this process between 3 to 7 times to get the result that you are happy with. 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.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Zoom In-Chair Whitening
We are also able to whiten your teeth in less than two hours using “Zoom” in chair whitening. This is a great option for people who do not have time to whiten their teeth slowly at home.
During this procedure, whitening gel is applied to your teeth and activated with the Zoom Light. We also include a “home” whitening kit so that you may “top up” in the future, allowing you to maintain your lovely white smile.