Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

A Confident Smile Lets You Shine

Stained or Discolored Teeth

What affects the appearance of my teeth?

Tobacco

Eat Pigmented Foods

Pigmented foods like cherries and blueberries ; Coffee, tea, or red wine

Accumulation of Tartar

The Aging Process

Tobacco

Accumulation of Tartar

Eat Pigmented Foods

Pigmented foods like cherries and blueberries ; Coffee, tea, or red wine

The Aging Process

Steps to Your Newly Whitened Smile

Over-the-counter products for teeth whitening provide an effective way to achieve whiter teeth. You can also choose from an array of fluoride toothpastes or gels, which boast benefits such as tooth-whitening or tartar removal.

Flash your pearly white teeth and let it shine!
Flash your pearly white teeth and let it shine!

Teeth Whitening Trays and Gels

Procedure

Your dentist will examine your teeth and make a custom-fitted tray, which you fill with a whitening gel and wear regularly.

Time Required

Up to two hours daily or at night for about two weeks

Professional Whitening Procedures

Procedure

A gel-like substance is applied to your gums and a rubber "shield" is placed around the necks of the teeth. An oxidizing agent is then applied to your teeth. A special light may be used to activate it.

Time Required

Between 30 minutes to 1 hour per visit. You may have to return for several visits.

Bleaching is not recommended if you have tooth-coloured fillings, crowns, caps or bonding in your front teeth — the bleach will not change the colour of these materials. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like veneers or bonding.