What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
As we grow older, our teeth naturally grow darker as they become stained and discoloured by daily use - both inside and on the surface of the tooth. Many factors contribute to the discolouration of your teeth, including:
- Dental hygiene upkeep
- Foods and beverages like coffee and red wine
Professionally administered teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way of helping to brighten and whiten your smile. This process is non-invasive and quite simple, changing the colour of your teeth by targeting and removing stains.
The team at Dr. Daniel Mahler Dentistry can help you determine if whitening your teeth is right for you.
Treatment Option To Fit Your Lifestyle
Take-Home Whitening Kit
Our goal is to assist you in achieving a whiter and brighter smile in the comfort of your home.
What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice. Having a lighter, brighter smile can help to boost a person's confidence and self-esteem because of this.
Additionally, taking care of your oral health can have an impact on your overall health and well-being.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Our dentists use a peroxide-based gel in our teeth whitening treatments. This gel breaks down molecules that cause staining in your teeth, resulting in a brighter-looking smile. The peroxide bleaching agent used in teeth whitening is non-toxic and non-allergenic.
Different shades of white suit different people. Your dental professional will help you choose the right shade for your teeth.
Personalized Take-Home Teeth Whitening
You can also achieve a whiter and brighter smile at home by following our at-home whitening process.
If you choose the take-home whitening option, we make impressions on your mouth and create custom whitening trays. You apply a whitening gel to these trays and wear them according to the directions for use. At the end of the treatment period, you will notice that your teeth appear visibly whiter!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Dr. Daniel Mahler Dentistry.
- How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Whitening is not permanent. Beverages such as coffee and wine, and certain foods, such as those that contain turmeric, can stain the teeth.
Depending on your diet, the effects of your whitening treatment may last longer or shorter than other people you know. If you maintain an oral hygiene routine, you may only wish for a touch-up treatment every year or so.
- Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Dental insurance does not typically cover the cost of teeth whitening.
- Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
One short-term side effect of teeth whitening may be sensitivity. For most patients, this fades away within a few days following a whitening session. To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before treatment, and for at least two weeks following your treatment.
- Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Typically, brown, and yellow-coloured stains respond best to teeth whitening treatments. Some stains tend not to respond to whitening treatments at all.
If altering the colour of your smile is important to you, but your teeth have stains that do not respond to whitening procedures, we may recommend other cosmetic treatments like crowns and veneers as a better fit for your smile.
- Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
Unfortunately not. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth and will not work on existing dental restorations such as dental crowns or veneers. If crowns or veneers are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations.
- Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
When used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is very unlikely to damage your dental enamel. Always consult with your dentist to ensure you are using any teeth whitening products safely. If you experience any pain, sensitivity, or discomfort anywhere in your mouth, let your dentist know right away. Even if it is not related to whitening, they will be able to help.