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What is Teeth Whitening?

It is easy to have a beautiful smile! Teeth whitening (also known as bleaching) is a process where dental bleaching materials are used to whiten the colour of the teeth. Many people achieve a bright and beautiful smile using our simple teeth whitening procedure. We offer two main types of whitening:

1. In Office Whitening

2. At Home Whitening

What is Staining?

Tooth staining (also known as tooth discolouration) is any type of colour on the tooth that affects the esthetics of the smile. There are two major types of staining:

1. Extrinsic Staining (also known as surface staining) occurs when the surface of the tooth is stained with things like smoking, coffee, teas, sodas or foods. Extrinsic staining is typically removed by a good dental cleaning and polishing.

2. Intrinsic Staining (also known as deep staining) occurs when the inner structure of the tooth is stained during the development of the tooth. Intrinsic staining may require teeth whitening to make the tooth normal again.

What is In Office Whitening?

In Office Whitening is a procedure where a dentist or a dental hygienist applies beaching material to the teeth and accelerates the bleaching with a LED bleaching lamp. The advantage of In Office Whitening is that you can have an immediate result. Many patients who have an upcoming wedding, graduation or celebration will choose the In Office Whitening procedure so that they don't have to wait for a bright and beautiful smile. The disadvantage of In Office Whitening is that the teeth become quite sensitive for up to 48 hours after the procedure is performed. In Office Whitening is typically more expensive than At Home Whitening. The results between the two types of whitening are about the same.

What is At Home Whitening?

At Home Whitening is a procedure where the patient bleaches their teeth in the comfort of their own home. The dentist will fabricate a custom moulded bleaching tray and provide syringes of bleaching gel to the patient. The patient wil then bleach their own teeth at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home. The advantage of At Home Whitening is that the patient can bleach the teeth at his or her own pace, and space out the bleaching sessions if the teeth become too sensitive. The disadvantage of At Home Whitening is that it take up to 7 bleaching sessions to achieve the optimal results. In Office Whitening is typically more expensive than the At Home Whitening. The results between the two types of whitening are about the same.

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