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Teeth Whitening

A smile full of imperfections can make you feel self-conscious when you grin, speak and laugh. At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we offer teeth whitening treatments to give you a sparkling bright smile. We address discolored stained teeth with dental-grade products that deliver beautiful results. A simple whitening procedure can change your life.

How Teeth Become Stained

Teeth can become stained for a number of different reasons, but the most common cause is plaque buildup. When oral bacteria are allowed to build up on the teeth and around your gums, it can leave noticeable yellowing and discoloration in their wake.

Other causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Smoking and eating certain foods or beverages that stain teeth
  • Certain medications and medical treatments that have side effects that include tooth discoloration
  • Acidic drinks like soda can erode your enamel and leave your teeth less resistant to staining agents
  • Tooth injuries can lead to increased tooth sensitivity and eventually to discolorations

Professional teeth whitening is a great way to rid your smile of unsightly stains. Your dentist will be able to determine the cause of your discoloration and recommend the appropriate treatment to get rid of it for good.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

With so many drug-store teeth whitening options available, many patients consider brightening their teeth at home. The primary difference between store products and professional whitening systems are safety and results. Our dentists provide brilliant results, often in just one office visit. We use customized trays that safeguard your gums from sensitivity and harsh bleaching solutions. In addition, it should be kept in mind that some store whitening products like rubber tooth polishes and charcoal toothpaste can end up damaging your tooth enamel. For the best whitening results, opt for professional teeth whitening treatments.

The Benefits Of A Whiter Smile

  • Staining and yellowing are natural signs of aging, and a white smile will make you look younger and healthier.
  • You will feel less self-conscious when you smile and laugh as you don’t have to worry about unappealing stains
  • Teeth whitening is economical, completely non-invasive, and offers remarkable results in as little as one appointment.

Teeth Whitening Options At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Our in-office teeth whitening treatments can provide you with a smile that’s up to eight to ten shades whiter in just a single appointment. After your teeth have been cleaned, our dentist will apply a powerful, hydrogen peroxide-based whitening agent to your enamel. Then, this bleaching agent will be activated by unique laser light, stimulating its whitening power. This application may be repeated several times based on factors like the sensitivity of your teeth and the desired brightness. The whole process will take less than an hour, and you will leave our office with a glowing confident smile.

First, the dental team will review your medical history to make sure you are a healthy candidate for whitening treatment. Next, they will protect your gums and lips before applying the bleaching agent. Then, the dentist will apply the bleaching solution containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth. After a specified time, the bleaching solution will be removed and reapplied until the desired level of whiteness is achieved. Once your teeth have reached their optimal level of brightness, you may be instructed to avoid certain foods and drinks that can stain teeth.

Visiting the dentist every six months can also help maintain great results. The dentist will carefully examine your teeth for signs of new decay as well as check your current veneers or other restoration to make sure they are still in good shape. Regular cleanings are also recommended to remove plaque buildup. This can help prevent tooth decay and ensure good oral health throughout your life.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

We also offer take-home teeth whitening trays for a more gradual and relaxed treatment. If you select this convenient option, our dentist will provide a custom-fabricated whitening tray and professional-grade whitening products that allow you to brighten your smile in the comfort of your home. This is an ideal therapy for patients who want a more natural whitening process and prefer not to spend time in the dental chair.

How to Maintain Your Whitened Smile?

  • Make sure that you brush at least twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day.
  • You should also stop using tobacco products
  • Reduce your intake of staining beverages like cola, tea, coffee, and wine.
  • Opt for occasional touch-ups once every two years.

To learn more about our teeth whitening options, visit our office, Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8, Canada. You can also reach us at 778.200.8556 and schedule an appointment.