Brighten Your Smile
Our teeth naturally darken as they become stained and discoloured. This can occur both inside the tooth and on the surface. Many factors can cause the discolouration of your teeth, including:
- Foods and beverages such as coffee and red wine
- Lack of dental hygiene
Professional teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way to help whiten and brighten your smile. The process is simple, non-invasive, and can change the colour of your natural teeth by targeting and removing stains.
We offer a range of options tailored to your specific needs. Whether you prefer in-office treatments or at-home kits, our team will guide you through the process to help you achieve your desired results.
Treatment Options To Fit Your Lifestyle
It's Your Choice: In-Office or Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Our goal is to help you achieve a whiter and brighter smile, your way. That's why we offer two treatment options – in our office with our dental team, or a personalized process you can do at home. Either way, you'll be on your way to your new smile!
Boost Morale & Confidence
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A brighter smile can help boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Taking care of your oral health can also have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being.
Enjoy a Whiter Smile
We use a peroxide-based gel in teeth whitening treatments. This gel breaks down stain molecules, which can result in a whiter, brighter-looking smile. Peroxide gel is non-toxic, non-allergenic, and safe to use.
Different shades of white suit different people. Your dentist will help you determine the best shade of white for your teeth.
Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening
At Parliament Hill Dental, we use the Zoom! tooth whitening system. This system is able to whiten teeth using LED technology. It also minimizes tooth sensitivity following the procedure.
Before beginning treatment, your dentist will complete an exam of your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough to handle the bleaching process.
Personalized Take-Home Teeth Whitening
You can also achieve a brighter smile by following our at-home whitening process. If you choose the take-home whitening option, we make impressions of your mouth to create custom whitening trays.
You will apply a whitening gel to these trays and wear them on your teeth according to the directions. Once you have completed your treatments, you should be able to see a noticeable difference in the brightness of your smile.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Parliament Hill Dental.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Whitening is not permanent. Beverages such as coffee and wine, and certain foods, such as those that contain turmeric, can stain the teeth. Depending on diet, the effects of whitening may last longer for some people than others. If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, you may just need a touch-up after one year or so.
Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Dental insurance does not typically cover the cost of teeth whitening.
Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
One short-term side effect of teeth whitening may be sensitivity. For most patients, this fades within a few days following a whitening session. To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before treatment and for at least two weeks afterwards.
Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Typically, brown and yellow-coloured stains respond best to teeth whitening treatments. Some stains tend not to respond to whitening treatments at all. If having a whiter smile is important to you, but your teeth have non-responsive stains, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic treatments like dental crowns or veneers that may be a better fit for you.
Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
Unfortunately not. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth and will not work on existing dental restorations like dental crowns or veneers. If crowns or veneers are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
When used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is unlikely to damage your dental enamel. Always consult with your dentist to ensure you are using any teeth whitening products safely. If you experience any pain, sensitivity, or discomfort anywhere in your mouth, let your dentist know right away. Even if it’s not related to whitening, they may be able to help.