Tooth Bleaching for a Brighter Smile
Teeth Whitening Oakville
Brighten Teeth Safely
LIGHTENING TOOTH STAINS AND TOOTH DISCOLOURATION
Achieve a Brighter Smile
Many patients are concerned about tooth discolouration and stains, and are looking at ways to safely whiten teeth. Professional teeth whitening by a dentist helps lighten teeth more effectively and safely than even the best teeth whitening kits available over the counter. At South Oak Dental, we offer tailored treatment options to help you achieve noticeable whitening results, while overseeing the process to reduce any risks.
Why Whiten Teeth Professionally?
With all of the over-the-counter whitening strips, whitening toothpastes, and teeth whitening kit options, our patients may wonder why it is better to have a professional whitening. A dentist-supervised treatment offers the best teeth whitening in terms of safety and efficacy compared to the teeth whitening products you can buy off the shelf.
BETTER WHITENING RESULTS
An off-the-shelf or home whitening solution only lightens one to two shades, and can take several treatments to work, while an in-office professional whitening can achieve eight shades in just one session for more noticeable results.
In some cases of yellow teeth due to thinned tooth enamel, which allows the yellowish dentin layer to show through, these options may even lead to worse discolouration as they erode enamel further. We ensure the tooth whitening process will be effective in your situation, or whether you may benefit more from an alternative treatment.
A dentist-supervised whitening treatment uses a stronger concentration of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. Because the treatment is supervised, it is possible to have a higher concentration for a shorter time, while commercial products rely on lower concentrations being used over a longer period and multiple treatments.
Teeth whitening strips and trays that are not custom fitted to you can result in the bleaching agents touching and aggravating your gums, as well.
We monitor your dental health during the tooth whitening process. With professionally monitored in-office treatments or custom-fitted take-home whitening trays from a dentist, the risks of gum recession and irritation, as well as tooth sensitivity, are reduced.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
Professional Teeth Whitening Process
If you’re a good candidate for whitening after addressing any issues, you can choose an in-office or at-home custom tray treatment.
Professional strength whitening gel is carefully applied, ensuring it doesn’t wash away or touch the gums. A special LED light is used to increase whitening and reduce the length of the treatment. You are monitored throughout to make sure your teeth whitening treatment is going safely and is working well.
The in-office treatment offers the most significant whitening, in just one visit. Patients with severely discoloured teeth may choose to have a second treatment, however.
CUSTOM AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING KIT
Plastic trays are custom fitted to your teeth, to ensure teeth are covered well but the bleaching agent won’t irritate your gums. This is a good option if you would prefer to whiten from the comfort of your home, as you can still get professional results, but more conveniently. An impression or digital scan is taken of your mouth for the trays to be custom made from, for safer and more effective results.
Once your trays are ready, you will be given them, along with specific instructions. You use these trays daily to apply the whitening paste or gel for a few weeks.