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Teeth Whitening

ZOOM TOOTH WHITENING – POLA TOOTH WHITENING

Teeth WhiteningAt Enhance Dental Centre we offer a one hour Zoom Advanced Power Whitening System for $599.00.

Teeth darken over time for a variety of reasons: coffee tea or tobacco consumption antibiotic use excessive fluoride or simply age. Should you find yourself unsatisfied with the colour of yours but do not what porcelain veneers or crowns several options are available to whiten your smile:

  1. In-office bleaching
  2. At-home bleaching
  3. Whitening toothpastes

In only one hour, our enhanced Power Whitening System will make your teeth look whiter than ever! If you’re looking for instant teeth whitening results in the shortest period of time possible, we have the solution!

At Home Bleaching

Enhance Dental Centre has everything you require for at home teeth whitening sessions. Our Vancouver dentists will provide you with the tools and knowledge and help you decide on the duration and intensity treatment best suited to your needs.

At-home bleaching requires purchasing a peroxide-based bleaching solution from your dentist or pharmacist. These solutions bleach the tooth enamel. They usually come in a carbamide peroxide gel form along with a mouthguard. Place the gel into the mouthguard and use as directed. The duration and frequency of the treatment varies. Some solutions require overnight use for a shorter period of time; others require twice-daily treatment for a longer period. Our Vancouver Dentist will help you decide on the duration and intensity of treatment best suited to your needs.

In-office bleaching

Teeth Bleeching(also called chairside ZOOM teeth whitening or one-hour bleaching) requires one visit to your dentist. We will apply a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth and flash light at your mouth to quicken the work of the agent. A gel or a rubber shield will protect your gums. The visit can last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. A more expensive yet sometimes more effective option is laser whitening. The process is very similar except that the light source is actually a laser light. Whereas chairside bleaching treatments usually use a lamp laser bleaching uses a laser pen allowing your dentist to light each tooth individually. This pen allows dentists to spend extra time on the more discoloured teeth.

If you want to avoid the dentist altogether several over-the-counter products are available at drug stores. Like other at-home treatments these products contain mouth trays and a carbamide peroxide solution. Be aware though of the risks of do-it-yourself tooth whitening kits. Like any off-the-shelf product these kits offer little room for customization. Your mouth trays will likely be one-size-fits-all or perhaps adjustable but they will not fit as snugly as a tray custom-made by your dentist. A loose tray creates the risk of bleach leaking onto your gums or down your throat causing irritation. As well to lessen the risk of irritation some products contain less peroxide. While the risk is lower so too is the whitening effect. Finally any irritation or reaction will require a trip to your dentist anyway.

Both in-office and at-home bleaching products change the colour of your teeth by oxidization. The hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide breaks down into water and a radical or compound constituent. The radical attaches itself to stain molecules and weakens them allowing oxygen to reach and whiten your tooth enamel.

Teeth whitening is a safe and popular form of cosmetic dentistry. According to the American Dental Association 96% of users report a whiter smile. Dentists warn though that teeth whitening is not for everyone. Tooth-coloured fillings for example do not respond to bleach and will stand out against a newly whitened smile. Before you begin a treatment talk to our Vancouver Dentist about your specific needs. Together you will determine if teeth whitening is the best option for you.

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