Your teeth and gums may be healthy, but your smile may not be as bright as you want. We offer a cosmetic solution for the colour of your teeth in the form of professional whitening treatments. In just a few uses, you can see a difference in the shade of your teeth.
These results are not permanent; they may last up to six months at which point you may elect to whiten your teeth again. Whitening products only brighten natural teeth—they are not effective on crowns, veneers, fillings, or dentures.
If you are interested in teeth whitening solutions, talk to your dentist or hygienist about how our whitening kits can improve the colour of your teeth. The cost of tooth whitening is listed in our fee schedule.
Home Whitening Kits
We have Opalescence home whitening kits available for eligible patients who want to enhance the appearance of their teeth. Our dental team will advise you on the contents of the whitening kit, educate you on how to use the gel and trays, and answer your questions before you leave our office. You will take the kit home and apply the treatment yourself.
The strength of our kits is similar to in-house dental whitening and they produce noticeable results when you follow the directions. If you have any questions after you get home, please contact our office so we can walk you through the process.
How Our Whitening Kits Work
For whitening kits to be effective, you have to follow the instructions carefully. Our kits use peroxide compounds as the whitening ingredient. For whitening, the general rule of thumb is that the more peroxide in the solution, the greater the whitening power. This does not suggest that you should change the formulation to add more peroxide; stick with the formulation as directed for safe use.
Our Opalescence home whitening kits are typically used for up to four weeks. They use a gel that sticks to your teeth, staying in place and whitening the entire tooth, even parts of the enamel that aren’t in direct contact with the whitening agent. If you are not seeing the results you want, talk to your dentist.
Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity or irritation when they use tooth whitening products. These issues are usually fleeting and resolve on their own. If the irritation does not go away or you have any oral health issues that flare up when using the whitening kit, call our practice with any concerns.