Professional Teeth Whitening
Looking for fast, affordable, and reliable teeth whitening in Ottawa? You can have a bright, dazzling smile when you visit Skyline Dental Associates for teeth whitening. Our dentist and team use Zoom whitening in our office to dissolve stains and lighten the colour of your teeth for a more beautiful smile.
Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment that we offer to noticeably enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discolouration and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.
What Causes Tooth Discolouration?
The Natural Aging Process
Poor Dental Hygiene Habits
Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda
Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
Benefits of Teeth Whitening in Ottawa
Whether you choose to getting teeth whitening in clinic or through a take-home whitening kit, both options provide several benefits. Some of the benefits include:
Improves Oral Hygiene
The ingredients in teeth whitening products can help reduce bacterial activity, strengthen enamel, and elevate pH levels.
Quick, Effective, & Affordable
In-Office Dental Whitening Ottawa
This is one of the fastest methods of teeth whitening and requires one visit and shouldn’t take longer than an hour and a half. Chair-side bleaching is done very quickly and with immediate results. Here’s what you can expect when you book a teeth whitening procedure with Skyline Dental:
- The initial consultation to go over your expectations and preferences. This is when our dentist will work with you to determine the correct type of treatment and treatment length to achieve the smile aesthetic you desire.
- Minor cleaning and polishing of the teeth to remove plaque and prep them for the whitening solution.
- Your dentist will use tools like a rubber shield or a protective gel to separate your gums from your teeth while the bleaching treatment is applied.
- The professional tooth whitening gel or tooth-whitening solution will be applied for approximately 30 minutes to an hour. This is also when the activation light is used.
- Once the teeth whitening procedure is completed, you might have to rinse your mouth and your dentist will go over some aftercare tips.
For a more in-depth look at what to expect at your first teeth whitening appointment, check out this blog article.
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At-Home Teeth Whitening
Looking for teeth whitening at home? We will provide you with your own teeth whitening package. This will allow you to whiten your teeth right from the comfort of your own home. This bleaching method uses custom-fitted trays and a concentrated gel to lighten the shade of your teeth. Instructions on how to whiten, how much solution you should be putting in the trays, and exactly how long each session should last will be given to you during your visit.
Please note that drugstore at-home teeth whitening can be risky depending on your teeth. If you’re worried about damaging your teeth or increasing your tooth sensitivity to temperature, booking a consultation with your dentist to get professional advice is the best course of action. Especially if you have fillings, dental implants, or crowns, these at-home whitening treatments can react differently depending on the artificial tooth material. Our friendly team here at Skyline Dental is always happy to answer any questions and get you on the right track for a more beautiful smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Teeth whitening works by using a bleaching agent, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to break down stains and discoloration on the surface of the teeth. During the process, the dental professional will carefully apply the gel directly to the teeth or use a tray to hold it in place. Once the gel is applied, the dentist may use a laser or specialised light to activate the whitening gel, which can speed up the process and improve its effectiveness. Over time, the gel breaks down the stains and discoloration, revealing a brighter, whiter smile. The length of the treatment and the extent of the whitening will depend on the individual’s specific needs and the type of treatment chosen.
Whitening results can vary from patient to patient depending on the current colour of their teeth and their oral care practices. Our dentists will discuss which type of treatment and which duration of treatment will get you the best results. Generally speaking, most patients see their teeth become six to twelve shades whiter after a treatment in our clinic.
Our professional teeth whitening treatments that are performed at the clinic usually last between six month and one year. Practicing good oral hygiene and seeing us for regular cleanings once every six months can help to maintain whiter teeth for a longer period of time.
To maintain your teeth whitening results, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding staining foods and drinks, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.
Professional teeth whitening can cause some tooth sensitivity in some patients. This sensitivity is temporary and should go away after three to five days. Brushing your teeth gently with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that is specially formulated for sensitive teeth can help to alleviate any tooth sensitivity you might experience.
No it doesn’t. teeth whitening solutions are only able to work on natural teeth, specifically the enamel. Crowns and veneers are usually made out of porcelain or another medical grade ceramic material. The only way to remove stains and discolouration from these dental appliances are through regular dental cleanings.
We recommend getting a whitening treatment in our clinic once every six months to one year. More frequent whitening treatments are not recommended as frequent use of whitening solution can lead to increased and longer lasting tooth sensitivity. If you want to whiten your teeth more frequently, it is better to use the provided take home kit to maintain your white smile in between treatments at the clinic.
It’s generally not recommended to whiten your teeth while you have braces, as the whitening agent can’t penetrate behind the brackets and wires. It’s best to wait until your braces are removed to whiten your teeth.
It’s recommended to avoid staining foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, and red wine for at least 24-48 hours after teeth whitening. Your dentist can provide specific instructions based on your individual treatment plan.
In-office teeth whitening is typically faster and more effective than at-home treatments, as it uses a higher concentration of the bleaching agent. At-home treatments involve custom-made trays that are worn for a specified amount of time each day over the course of several weeks.