Brighten Your Smile
As we age, our teeth naturally darken as they become stained and discoloured, both inside the tooth and on the surface. Many factors can cause the discolouration of your teeth, including:
- Foods and beverages like coffee and red wine
- Poor dental hygiene upkeep
Professional teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way to help whiten and brighten your smile. The process is simple, non-invasive, and can change the colour of your natural tooth by targeting and removing stains.
The team at Smile Esthetics can help you determine if whitening your teeth is right for you.
Treatment Options To Fit Your Lifestyle
In-office or take-home teeth whitening... it's your choice.
Our goal is to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile, your way. That's why we offer two treatment options – in our office with our dental team, or a personalized process you can do at home. Either way, you'll be on your way to your new smile!
Our Teeth Whitening Options
Opalescence Boost professional teeth whitening is administered by a dental professional while you sit comfortably in the office.
There's no need to endure hot or uncomfortable lights because Opalescence™ Boost™ is chemically activated. In about one hour, you'll notice an improvement in your smile's brightness.
Pola Day Whitening
Pola Day Whitening is an advanced tooth-whitening system from Australia with a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Although they are highly concentrated for best results, the unique blend of soothers, conditioners and high water content assist in reducing sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Smile Esthetics.
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 diet, the effects of whitening may last longer for some people than others. If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, you may just desire a touch-up after one 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 having a whiter smile is important to you but your teeth have non-responsive stains, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic treatments such as dental crowns or veneers that may be a better fit for you.
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’s not related to whitening, they will be able to help.