Enhance your look and improve first impressions with a brighter, more radiant smile.
Improve 2-6 shades in just 1 visit!
You don’t have to be a movie star to look like one. Bright, healthy-looking smiles are attractive, and will increase how much you want to smile while also increasing how much people will smile back.
One of the most common concerns dental patients have with the appearance of their teeth is that they are stained or yellow-coloured regardless of how good their home care is. Home whitening is an effective form of treatment, but it is time consuming and requires patience.
Fortunately, Markham Dental offers in-office professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening can boost your confidence in just one session.
When your teeth get 2-6 shades brighter after the first visit, you won’t be able to stop smiling!
- Short treatment period
- Long-lasting results
- Boost in self confidence
- Instantly whiter teeth and brighter smile
Teeth Whitening Results (Actual Patient)
Teeth whiten as a result of a chemical reaction that penetrates the enamel of the teeth to remove stains below the surface. Either Hydrogen peroxide or Carbamide peroxide will be used to brighten any stains present in the dentin, the layer of tooth below the enamel.
Is Teeth Whitening Bad For My Enamel?
A common concern with teeth whitening is whether it can harm your tooth enamel. No, professional teeth whitening and teeth whitening gel will not damage your tooth enamel. Enamel, one of the hardest tissues in your entire body, it is made up of tiny tubules that reach to the soft tissue layer beneath the enamel, called dentin.
Dentin is the layer of your tooth that absorbs stains, such as coffee or wine stains, and is the layer that is lightened during teeth whitening. It works by flowing through the tubules and heading straight to the dentin, ensuring that your enamel is still intact.
Does Teeth Whitening Affect Fillings, Veneers, Or Crowns
Since professional teeth whitening works by whitening your teeth from the inside, it will not work on dental work that you have. This means if you have crowns, veneers, or fillings, they will remain the color they were made with, even during the whitening process. If you are planning on having any cosmetic or work done that is within your smile line, it is best to have your teeth whitening first and then shade match the new dental work to the whitened teeth.
If you do not whiten first, your dental work will be shade matched to the color your teeth were at the time of the work, which could be darker than you would like.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Teeth Whitening
There are few risks associated with teething whitening. The most common risk is tooth sensitivity. While temporary, your teeth might be more sensitive to temperature with food and drinks following a whitening treatment. Since the tubules are opened during the process to brighten the dentin, the tubules are left dehydrated after, requiring your saliva to remineralize them.
It is important during this part of the whitening process that you do not consume any food or drinks that contain color as it could cause staining following a whitening treatment. You might notice white spots on your teeth as well, but this is just a sign of tooth dehydration and they will disappear as your teeth rehydrate.
Am I a candidate for professional teeth whitening?
Almost anyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. However, if you have crowns or bonding on your teeth it might be difficult to match the shade and may need to be replaced.
How long will the results last?
The results of professional teeth whitening can last 2-5 years but gradually your teeth may become stained as a result of diet etc.
How long will the appointment take?
The appointment will take approximately an hour and a half but you’re invited to sit back and relax while we brighten your smile