Our dentists can help our patients in Ajax achieve whiter smiles by offering them both take-home and in-office teeth whitening options.
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
If you are looking for a teeth whitening option to help remove stains and lighten the colour of your smile, professional teeth whitening could be a safe and effective option available to you.
As people get older, their teeth become more vulnerable to stains from food and other substances. Particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel, and items such as tea, coffee, tobacco and berries are famous for staining teeth.
Many factors can cause the discolouration of your teeth, including:
- Foods and beverages like coffee and red wine
- Dental hygiene upkeep
The bleaching agents that we use for teeth whitening treatments are designed to reverse the effects of staining and aging as well as to lighten the colour of your teeth.
The team at Dentistry in Ajax can help you determine if whitening your teeth may be a suitable treatment option for you.
The Teeth Whitening Process
Teeth whitening uses peroxide-based bleaching agents and oxygen works on the tooth enamel as the active ingredient breaks down, causing a whitening effect.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening at our dental clinic will take approximately two hours. First, a barrier is applied around your gums to protect them, then a thin layer of gel is placed and chemically activated on every tooth. The process is repeated several times until the desired shade of white is obtained.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
At Dentistry in Ajax, we are able to provide our clients with options for whitening their teeth from the comfort of their own homes. Custom whitening trays are made specifically for your teeth. Your dentist will also give you detailed instructions to follow at home for your treatment.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Below you can read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening services we offer at Dentistry in Ajax.
- How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
The effects of teeth whitening on your smile aren't permanent.
If you decide to expose your teeth to foods and drinks that could cause staining, you will probably start seeing the whiteness fade after several months.
If you avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth after your whitening treatment, you might only need a touch-up a year or so later.
- Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
The sensitivity you feel after your teeth whitening treatment is only temporary. For most patients, it fades away a few days after their whitening session.
To minimize any discomfort, we suggest using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before your treatment and for at least two weeks after.
- Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Yellow and brown-coloured stains usually respond to teeth whitening treatments the best.
Grey, blue and purple-coloured stains often don't respond to whitening at all. For patients with this type of teeth stain, cosmetic treatments such as veneers or dental crowns might be a better option.
- Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
No, teeth whitening only works on natural teeth. It doesn't work on dental restorations such as veneers or dental crowns.
If veneers or crowns are part of your treatment plan, you should have your teeth whitened before you receive your dental restorations.
- Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
If used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, it is unlikely that teeth whitening will damage your dental enamel.
Always consult with your dentist to make sure that you are using your teeth whitening products safely.
- Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Dental insurance does not usually cover the cost of teeth whitening because it is a cosmetic procedure with no health benefits for your smile.
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LocationDentistry in Ajax
- Monday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed