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Teeth Whitening Treatments in Etobicoke

The Tooth Corner in Etobicoke Offers Brilliant Solutions

Smiling womanHave your teeth stained over the years or appear dark due to medications that you took at a young age? Our Etobicoke family dentists provide two types of teeth whitening services to help your smile look brighter.

Do I Need to Whiten My Teeth?

Before we get started, it’s best to come in for a brief exam. Some types of tooth stain are external and can be polished away when we clean your teeth. If the stain is intrinsic (inside of your tooth), then bleaching would be recommended. We’ll record the original shade of your enamel to monitor your results and changes after the treatment.

Before You Get Started

There are a few prerequisites you should consider before whitening your teeth:

• Cleaning the teeth to reveal their true colour
• Noting any visible white fillings or crowns that may need to be changed out after whitening, as bleaching only works on enamel
• Having X-rays taken to ensure there are no cavities
• Treating cavities, if applicable, as acidic gels can damage the tooth (We can try to estimate the colour of what your teeth will look like, if the filling will be visible when you smile.)
• Discussing options for any exposed root surfaces, as these areas do not respond to whitening

If you smoke, drink coffee, tea or red wine regularly, you should avoid these as they can potentially restain your teeth during and after the whitening process.

In-office ZOOM! Whitening

Having your teeth whitened in our practice takes about an hour and a half to complete. We use a higher concentration of gel, producing the same results as take-home whitening but in far less time. If for any reason your teeth become too sensitive during the session, we will send you home with a touch-up kit to continue the process at home.

Take-home Whitening

Our take-home whitening treatments use a mild concentration of bleaching gel for reduced sensitivity. Use your kit once a day for 14 days. Some people prefer to wear it 10 minutes a day if their teeth are sensitive or up to half an hour if there is no irritation. This option is conservative, safe and effective. It’s also easy to maintain by touching up every six months.

A Note About Sensitive Teeth

Whitening your teeth can often lead to sensitivity. To limit any irritation, we recommend preparing for your treatment by using a specially formulated toothpaste for sensitive teeth at least one week leading up to your treatment, during the treatment and shortly thereafter.

Ask About Our New Patient Special

Is it your first trip to our office? Ask about our complimentary whitening kit for new patients. Contact us today to schedule your next visit to get started!

CONTACT US

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The Tooth Corner in Etobicoke

Humber College | (416) 741-1234

Martin Grove | (416) 749-3414