Improve the Appearance of Teeth With Professional Teeth Whitening in Ottawa

Get Brighter, Healthier Looking Teeth with Teeth Whitening Services in Kanata

Would You Like To Have Whiter Teeth?

Tooth discolouration is one of the most common complaints people have about their smile. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: professional teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist.

This procedure chemically breaks down and removes staining molecules from your teeth, leaving them looking brighter and healthier.

How Does Teeth Bleaching Remove Stains?

While whitening and bleaching are used interchangeably, there isn’t any bleach involved. The compound used is typically a form of peroxide. The process uses chemicals that attack and break down staining molecules. At our dental office, we use Opalescence whitening products to provide you with the best results. You have the option to improve your smile in the office for immediate results, or you can gradually whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

What Causes Stained Teeth?

Teeth become discoloured in one of two ways: extrinsic staining or intrinsic staining.

Extrinsic stains collect on the outside of the teeth and are removed at your dental hygiene appointments. Most often, they come from sources like:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Dark beer
  • Chocolate
  • Berries
  • Tobacco

Intrinsic stains come from within the tooth. They are caused by things like:

  • Tooth trauma
  • Medications
  • Enamel defects
  • Enamel damage
  • Tooth infections
  • Thin enamel
  • Metal restorations
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Can You Whiten Your Teeth At Home?

The take-home kit works the same as the in-office kit, only you apply the whitening solution. We also provide a lower percentage of whitening gel for at-home use. Over the course of 10 to 14 days, your smile will whiten significantly. If you decide to whiten your teeth in-office, we can provide you with a take-home kit for maintenance over time to help you keep your beautiful white smile.

Are the Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Strips Worth It?

You can find teeth whitening treatments anywhere.

They promise the same results: a whiter, shinier smile for a fraction of the price of a professional procedure. It seems tempting, especially if you’re looking to save a few bucks.

What the at-home option doesn’t come with is peace of mind. When you rely on the professionals, they will:

  • Make sure the procedure will work before starting
  • Ensure your teeth are healthy enough for whitening
  • Use stronger whiteners
  • Adjust formulas to reduce sensitivity

No matter how good the store-bought whiteners seem to be, they won’t replace the work of a professional. When you go to a dentist, they’ll conduct a comprehensive exam before starting. This not only ensures that your teeth are healthy, it lets them know if whitening will actually work on your teeth or you may be better suited for another option.

Professionals use stronger whiteners than the over-the-counter treatments. Your dentist will work with you to find the right type of whitening for your teeth.

Dr Andrea Stevens Dentist in Kanata

Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Kanata

If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth with whitening services, book an appointment with Dr. Andrea Stevens today.