Teeth whitening or bleaching is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to dramatically change the colour of natural tooth enamel. It is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings and or crowns. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match your 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.
The take home tooth whitening procedure usually requires two visits. Initially, moulds of your teeth will be taken to fabricate custom trays. Fluoride is usually prescribed to prevent sensitivity. At your second appointment, the trays are fit and delivered.
The trays are worn with a special whitening gel. Most patients will do two 30 minutes sessions for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. Occasionally some patients experience some tooth sensitivity during whitening. Any sensitivity will subside shortly after bleaching.
You will receive home care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, and bright smile.
To arrange for your appointment or to request more information:
Please call (905) 685-6559 or email us.