Professional Dental Whitening
Say Hello to a Brighter, More Vibrant Smile!
Professional whitening is a safe and effective way to remove surface staining and brighten your smile. Whitening works through a chemical process called bleaching that uses oxygen to gently lift stains from the surface of the teeth. Periodic chemical whitening is safe for the teeth and is much preferred to the daily use of whitening toothpastes, which contain harsh abrasives and will quickly degrade the enamel.
The soft tissues and teeth should be healthy and free from disease before whitening. For this reason, it is important to have had a recent checkup (within the last 6 months) to ensure that there are no existing problems that could be exacerbated by the bleaching process.
There are two main kinds of professional whitening, and these are take-home whitening and in-office whitening. The most reliable and effective method is through the use of custom-made, take-home whitening trays paired with professional grade bleaching gel. The trays are worn daily for a prescribed amount of time over a period of 2 weeks.
While in-office whitening may sound appealing due to its instant results, unfortunately these results tend to be short-lived. The teeth have the tendency to relapse back to towards their old shade soon after treatment, not to mention it is much more expensive and is associated with a greater amount of discomfort and sensitivity.
If you are pressed for time and need whiter teeth immediately, we are happy to offer in-office whitening, but keep in mind the drawbacks mentioned above. As well, it is highly recommended that you complete the 2 week take-home whitening procedure afterwards in order to lock in your results and avoid relapse.
Headon Dental is proud to serve patients in Burlington and the greater Halton region – including Dundas, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and Waterdown. For more information on our dental whitening services, please give us a call at 905-332-6433 to schedule a consultation.