One of the first things people see is your smile. It’s one way to make a first impression, but we aren’t all born with bright white teeth.
Over time, our teeth may yellow due to aging, diet, and other lifestyle factors.
If you are looking to whiten and brighten your smile, then consider professional teeth whitening.
Our general dental team at Dr. Brent MacDonald provides teeth whitening services. Visit us today to learn more.
Tooth bleaching is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can improve the appearance of discoloured or stained teeth. This simple, non-invasive procedure changes the colour of natural tooth enamel. It’s one of the easiest ways to enhance the overall beauty of your smile.
However, tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. So, any old fillings, crowns, or restorations may require replacement replaced after the bleaching process to match the newly bleached teeth.
Furthermore, tooth whitening is not a permanent fix. While it can offer long-lasting results, you may need to touch it up may be required every few years. If you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine, more frequent whitening touch-ups to maintain your desired level of whiteness.
We offer both in-office and take-home whitening options. Take-home whitening kits require two appointments.
During your initial appointment, we take impressions of your teeth. We use the impressions to craft custom-made, clear plastic trays. You’ll apply a special whitening solution to the trays to use at home.
During your follow-up appointment, you’ll try on the trays to ensure a perfect fit. We’ll make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort during the whitening process. You’ll then wear the trays for about 30 minutes each day. Typically whitening treatment lasts for 10-14 days, depending on your individual needs.
Some minor tooth sensitivity while using the trays and whitening solution is normal. Any discomfort will typically subside soon after you stop the whitening process.
After your treatment, we’ll provide you with detailed care instructions for both your teeth and trays. We encourage you to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain the beauty and health of your newly whitened smile.
Over time, our teeth lose their white appearance. Stains from food, drinks, or tobacco yellow our teeth and can drastically impact the look of your smile.
Teeth whitening addresses tooth stains and brightens teeth.
Here are some of the top benefits of teeth whitening treatment: