We offer two teeth whitening options to help brighten your smile: an in-office treatment and a custom-fitted take-home kit.
Teeth whitening is a minimally invasive method for improving the appearance of discoloured teeth. The active ingredients in the whitening solution are usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient breaks down, oxygen acts on the tooth enamel, creating the whitening effect.
Over time, teeth can become discoloured and stained as a result of food and drink, habits like smoking, or age, wear and tear.
Teeth whitening lightens teeth that have been stained or discoloured.
At Scotia Square Dentistry in Edmonton, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options for our patients.
If you would like to lighten your smile, our dentists can help you choose the best option for you.
With proper care, the effects teeth whitening can last for many years. Taking care to avoid staining foods and drinks, and habits that can discolour teeth (like smoking), will go a long way in maintaining your results.
Teeth whitening will only work on your natural teeth. For this reason, we typically recommend that our patients have their teeth whitened before having dental restorations, like crowns or veneers, completed on more visible teeth. That way, your dentist can match the restorations to the lighter shade of your whitened teeth.