Unfortunately, some of our favourite food and drinks can cause our teeth to stain or discolour over time. Such food and drinks can include:
Tooth Whitening systems are used to remove this external darkening of your teeth in a minimally invasive and cost effective manner (compared to Veneers).
At Beachmere Dental, we offer two types of Tooth Whitening Systems:
1) In-chair whitening
2) Take Home whitening kits
In-chair whitening involves a period of time (usually around 2 hours) in which you will be sitting in the dental chair with a whitening agent on your teeth. After the two hours, your teeth will have lightened and a review appointment will be scheduled to make sure you are satisfied with the result.
Take Home whitening kits are more cost effective than the In-chair whitening procedure, and only requires a small amount of time in the dental chair. After a set of dental molds are taken, you will be issued your Take Home Whitening kit which includes your custom made whitening guards, some sensitive toothpaste, whitening gel and detailed instructions.
You will be required to wear your whitening guards for usually an hour or two per day, and after 1-2 weeks, your teeth will have lightened.
It is important to note that both methods of whitening will not whiten existing fillings, so the team at Beachmere Dental may need to replace any anterior fillings that now do not match the colour of your new whiter and brighter smile.
At Beachmere Dental, we always recommend that you come in for a check up and clean first prior to whitening your teeth, as there are often stains that can be simply removed with a good clean at the dentist, which can save you time, effort and money.
Please visit the “Our Work” page to see an example of the result you can achieve with Tooth Whitening Systems.