Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure to lighten the appearance of one’s smile. Professional whitening services are either performed in clinic or prescribed by the dentist for take-home use.
Did you know…
that teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
You may be a candidate if you are experiencing teeth discolouration, but have healthy teeth and gum structure. Schedule a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Anthony Bellusci and Dr. Vivian Chow, to find out if these procedures are suitable for you. Unfortunately, kids, pregnant or nursing women and those currently treated by a physician for a serious illness are not candidates for whitening.
What Should I Expect When I Get My Teeth Whitened in Office?
Vivant Dental offers Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening. For this method of whitening, Dr. Bellusci or Dr. Chow will first protect your gums, lips and cheeks before applying a whitening agent to your teeth. The agent is activated and left for a set amount of time. Your results will vary according to the natural shade of your teeth and degree of external discoloration.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I OPT FOR TAKE-HOME WHITENING?
Our dental team will take impressions of your teeth to make thin, custom upper and lower whitening trays. Once the trays are ready, we will instruct you on how to safely apply the Opalescence whitening solution in the comfort of your own home.
What Post-Treatment Care is Recommended after undergoing Teeth Whitening?
Please avoid consuming highly pigmented food and beverages, such as tea, coffee and wine for 48 hours to reduce staining. Some people may experience tooth sensitivity following professional whitening. Consider using the sensitivity relief products recommended at your appointment.