We all respond better with a bright and white smile! Unfortunately, things like coffee, tea, cola, wine, smoking, and aging can cause staining, yellowing, and general discolouration. River Harmony Dental is here to help! With our in-office and take-home teeth whitening services, you can achieve the white and bright smile you have always wanted!
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What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is a safe and effective way to change the natural colour of your teeth so you can feel more confident showing off that smile! Teeth whitening can effectively brighten and restore teeth that are stained, darkened, dull, or discoloured due to things like coffee, tea, wine, cola, berries, smoking or general aging. Even medications, traumatic injuries, or fluorosis can affect the overall colour of your teeth.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional in-office teeth whitening is performed by your dentist at our clinic. We do all the work, while you need only prepare for whiter teeth! Your dentist will first cover up your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. Next, a hydrogen peroxide gel will be applied to the teeth, and then exposed to an LED light that works to activate the gel. The light works to break apart the carbon bonds that create the staining and discolouration, beginning the bleaching process. The structure of your teeth is not affected in any way. Once the process is complete, you are left with teeth that are brighter and whiter. The process usually takes approximately 60 minutes, and the procedure is repeated 3-4 times for best results.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Professional take-home teeth whitening kits are an effective and safe way to whiten and brighten your teeth in the privacy, comfort, and convenience of your own home. The kit comes with an LED light, plastic tray and whitening gel made up of hydrogen peroxide. The trays are filled with the hydrogen peroxide gel and applied over your teeth, and you wear them daily for approximately 20 minutes once a day. The LED light and tray works hands free, so you can multitask while whitening. Most patients see excellent results after one or two weeks, but individual results may vary.