Whether your teeth have become stained or darkened over the years or you’re simply dissatisfied with their natural shade, Dr. Dhillon and Dr. McDermid may be able to help you achieve the brighter, whiter smile you want through professional teeth whitening. The treatment can take as little as an hour at our office.
Pro Teeth Whitening Offers Advantages Over Store-Bought Products
Professional teeth whitening treatments, unlike the surface treatments you may find at the store, are strong enough to change the actual colour of your teeth. The Canadian Dental Association advises that these treatments are perfectly safe under the guidance of your dentist.
There are certain scenarios where teeth whitening may not be effective due to health issues. Whitening treatments also will not make replacement teeth, fillings, crowns, or root canal teeth whiter.
In addition to their formulations, which contain higher concentrations of whitening agents, professional teeth whitening treatments are:
- More comfortable. The professional products are formulated to minimize sensitivity.
- Easier to use. We use impressions of your teeth to make custom whitening trays. The trays are comfortable and ensure all tooth surfaces are covered. Many store-bought products involve messy strips or flimsy trays.
- Backed by your dentists. If you have any questions, you can give us a call or visit or office. Our dental professionals are more knowledgeable than someone who answers customer service calls for a store product.
What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?
Lakewood Dental Centre has three options for professional teeth whitening that we can apply in-office for fast results, or you can use a take-home whitening kit that will gradually lighten your teeth over a span of several days.
KöR whitening solution is refrigerated until it’s applied to your teeth, so it can stay at its most potent. KöR has custom-designed trays that lock out saliva that could weaken the whitening solution and limit your results. The custom trays also protect your gums from sensitivity.
Opalescence mixes potassium nitrate and fluoride into their gel to protect the enamel of your teeth during the whitening process. Their gel stays on your teeth and does not spread to your gums to avoid irritation.
Zoom can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter! Zoom in-office treatment can give you a visibly whiter smile in just one visit. Zoom whitening treatments are designed to prevent tooth and gum sensitivity.