Are You A Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you are experiencing any oral health issues, we will need to provide general and restorative dentistry treatments before we can recommend teeth whitening. Gum health is especially important, as the teeth whitening procedure can irritate sensitive gum tissue. Always remember to brush and floss regularly and book your regular cleaning and checkup!
The best teeth whitening candidates should:
- Be at least sixteen years old
- Free from periodontal (gum) disease
- Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have no current cavities
- Free from medical conditions such as diabetes
- Free from exposed roots due to disease or decay
- Not be allergic to peroxide
Top Teeth Whitening Options
Simple Whitening Solution
Tooth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without relying on more invasive procedures like veneers. Having your teeth whitening at our office or carefully following the instructions in your take-home kit will show results without any lasting sensitivity.
Take Home System
Want to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home? We offer professional take-home kits. The kit includes disposable trays and a gel formula that comes in varying strengths and flavours. Because we are able to assess your oral health in person, we are able to dispense stronger teeth whitening formulas then you would find at a drug store.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any crowns or fillings on the front teeth, they will not change colour with whitening. Whitening the surrounding teeth may make the crowns and fillings stand out.
Federal guidelines state that teeth whitening is perfectly safe when carried out by a registered dental professional.
Depending on the type of teeth whitening and how well you maintain your teeth, whitening can last for anywhere from 6 months to up to 3 years.
Teeth whitening is not often covered by insurance. Call your insurance provider to find out if they cover you. We can provide an estimate for you to submit to your provider.
There are different ways to whiten your teeth and they come with different risks.. It is important to follow directions on take-home teeth whitening kits to avoid problems with sensitivity. Always consider having your teeth whitened under a dentist’s care.