Rejuvenate your smile
Our teeth tend to naturally darken as we age due to staining and discoloration that occurs both within the tooth and on its surface. Various factors contribute to the discoloration of teeth, such as:
- Consumption of pigmented foods and beverages like coffee and blackberries
- Lack of dental hygiene
Professional teeth whitening presents a safe and effective method to brighten and lighten your smile. The procedure can alter the colours of your natural teeth by targeting and removing stains.
If you're considering teeth whitening, the team at Gloucester Dental Centre is available to assist you in determining if it's the right choice for you.
What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Teeth whitening can create a brighter smile you'll feel confident showing off.
Additionally, having a whiter smile can inspire you to take better care of your teeth in order to maintain it. In turn, taking care of your oral health can have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being.
Opalescence Go™ Take Home Whitening System
Achieve a brighter smile in the comfort of your own home with our at-home whitening process. We will help you create custom whitening trays. Apply the whitening gel to these trays and wear them as instructed. After completing the treatment period, your teeth will appear brighter.
Considering that individuals have varying preferences for the shade of white they desire, your dentist will assist you in selecting the most suitable shade for your teeth.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Gloucester Dental Centre.
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 desire a touch-up after one year.
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 away 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 following your treatment.
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 such as 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 such as dental crowns or veneers. If crowns, veneers, or other restorations are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive them.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
When used under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is very 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 will be able to help.