Teeth whitening is the fastest and easiest way to restore your natural smile and make you feel more confident as you go about your daily life. It is a safe and effective way to get your teeth looking brighter and healthier. Having your teeth whitened with the care and guidance of professionals is the surest way to see the results you’re looking for and will result in a noticeably brighter smile in as little as one visit.
For most patients, the most effective way to whiten teeth is to invest in a professional in-office treatment. During your in-office teeth whitening, a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth using specially designed trays. Once the trays are in place, a laser is used to gently heat the solution, working to activate oxygen molecules that can penetrate enamel to remove stains. Laser teeth whitening offers immediate results. It may also help reduce risks of sensitivity and gum irritation.
For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, we offer customized take-home whitening kits. These kits come with customized application trays that hug the natural contours and grooves of your teeth, enabling consistent and complete whitening of the enamel. Unlike store-bought kits, our teeth whitening trays are moulded from models of your actual teeth, a benefit that also reduces risks of tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Take-home kits gradually lighten enamel over the course of three to four weeks.
We’re all different—our age, lifestyle, diet, medications and more all affect our teeth and gums. A whitening product that works for one person may not work for you. Worse yet, some store-bought products can damage your gums.
For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth on their own schedule and in the comfort of their own homes, we offer customized take-home whitening kits.
As our dentists will tell you, teeth whitening will not change the appearance of crowns, bridges, veneers and fillings. Therefore, we recommend whitening first when crowns, fillings or veneers will be needed in the not-too-distant future. Our dentists can then match the color of later dental work to your whitened teeth.
Surface Stains: Our teeth are protected by a layer of enamel composed primarily of minerals. Tooth enamel is so strong, it’s the hardest substance in your body.
Deep Stains: Tooth discoloration also occurs in the inner portion of a tooth, the layer just below the enamel. This tooth layer is naturally yellow or gray in color. As a person ages, the enamel wears away and the underlying color shows through, making teeth appear dull or dingy. Medications, illness and injury can also discolor the inner portion of your teeth.
Teeth whitening treatment performed by dental professionals in the office can cost something in the ball-park of $600 to $1200. A take-home kit provides you with more affordability while still receiving guidance from dental professionals and may cost approximately $300 to $600.
Why is there such a steep difference in cost? Consider the pros and cons between in-office whitening, take-home kits and over-the-counter whitening:
If you have further questions or concerns or if you’re looking for a more accurate quote give us a call or request an appointment today.