There are many options for whitening your teeth for a more beautiful and brighter smile.
Patients can choose between:
- Professional bleaching at a dental office
- At-home bleaching products
- Use of whitening toothpastes
Professional Bleaching (Zoom Teeth Whitening):
Professional bleaching is always performed in a dental practice. It is used for teeth that have been stained by coffee, tea, tobacco or age. Your dentist will decide which bleaching procedure will work best for your teeth as whiteners cannot correct all types of discolouration (such as tetracycline stains which do not respond as well). Bleaching will lighten teeth in varying degrees for approximately 95% of the population. Restorations and veneers will not be affected by bleaching and will remain the same colour.
A bleaching solution is applied to the teeth by the dentist (a protective gel is applied to soft tissue such as gums). The solution works by applying light or heat and light. The solution is then rinsed off and the teeth become lightened. It may take multiple 30-60 minute treatments for best results. Bleaching will last for approximately one year though touch ups may be required.
Zoom or Teeth Whitening is considered one of the fastest whitening procedures and can be performed in approximately one hour in a dental office.
|Types of Whitening||Regular Price||New Patient Promo||Application||Impact Range||Active Ingredients|
|Zoom Whitening by Philips
(In office procedure)
|$399||$299||1 time, 1-2 hours||8 – 10 shades whiter in a single sitting||22% Carbamide Peroxide & 14% Hydrogen Peroxide|
|Opalescence by Clinical Research
(Take Home Procedure)
|Each tray is $19.99||$0 for 4 trays
$10 for every additional tray (Max 6 trays)
|20 minutes every night for a minimum of 4 days to a maximum of 10 days||2 – 6 shades whiter (the more trays you use, the whiter the shade)||7.5% Carbamide Peroxide & 12.8% Hydrogen Peroxide|
Benefits of Teeth Whitening:
- Makes teeth look fresh, white and clean
- Makes smiles brighter
- Improves the self-confidence of a patient
For more information on any particular dental services, please click on Patient Resources.