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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening (aka: bleaching) is a safe and effective treatment for rejuvenating and enhancing your smile. Just about anyone can be a candidate for bleaching; however, people with dark yellow or yellow-brown teeth tend to whiten better than people with gray or bluish-gray teeth. Multi-coloured teeth, especially if stained due to intrinsic staining or enamel defects, generally do not whiten very well. These teeth are usually best treated by bonding, porcelain or porcelain crowns. Existing restorations will not lighten and may need to be replaced after teeth whitening to improve the shade match. The dentist will examine your teeth and discuss the whitening options that may be the most effective for your unique needs.

Treatments provided in-office ensure that the teeth are whitened while the gums are protected by a barrier gel that is applied to the gums. The most common side-effect of bleaching is tooth sensitivity which is temporary, going away when bleaching is discontinued.

Take home options include lower concentration gels as found in store-bought kits such as Crest 3D White Whitestrips or custom trays fabricated by your dental office in which your dispense the whitening agent in the trays yourself and complete the treatment at home. The custom trays allow for the bleach to adapt to your teeth better, preventing product waste and gum irritation.

Types of Teeth Whitening:

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Wicked White In-Office Whitening

This procedure is completed at our office in an hour or less, depending on how your teeth respond to the high concentration whitening gel. A gum protection barrier is placed before application of the whitening gel and a special LED light is used to activate the bleach. Teeth can be lightened 2 to 8 shades whiter and works well for all ages.

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Take home custom bleaching trays

Impressions are taken of your teeth to make custom fitted trays. This process involves wearing custom-made mouth trays that you fill with the high concentrated bleaching gel yourself. The trays usually need to be worn for 2 weeks to achieve the desired degree of whitening. This process can be done anywhere and at anytime. This treatment is more appropriate for the patient who desires whitening but wishes to do the treatments at their own convenience and comfort levels. Any excess gel remaining at the end of the course of whitening can be refrigerated and used for touch-ups later on. Our office sells whitening gel refills as for you to purchase as needed.

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