Achieve a Whiter and Brighter Smile Today
Over time, your teeth can change in shade, becoming yellow and discolored. This can come about simply from aging, or it can develop due to diet or habits. Regardless of the reason, Toronto area patients don’t have to tolerate discolored teeth. We are happy to provide our patients with teeth whitening treatments, that result in a brighter, healthier looking smile in as little as one office visit.
What Can This Treatment Be Used For?
We receive many patients who find themselves smiling less because they are self-conscious about their discolored teeth. Their teeth may have become yellowed by coffee or wine, or due to a smoking habit.
This staining can be problematic, as it can make it harder to interact with others socially. If you have a career in a field that requires public speaking or meeting with clients, off-color teeth can make you feel embarrassed, discouraged, and even unattractive.
With teeth whitening, we can reverse any staining left on your teeth, making them many shades whiter.
Who Qualifies for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic solution for a wide variety of patients. However, sometimes other oral health issues need to be addressed before being able to complete treatment. You may fall into this category if you are:
- Younger Patients: It is typically recommended that children and teenagers do not receive teeth whitening. If you are unsure whether or not your child can or should receive teeth whitening, then you will need to speak with their pediatric dentist.
- Expecting Women: Generally, pregnant women are advised against seeking any kind of cosmetic treatment. Schedule your whitening appointment after your due date.
- Patients with Restored Teeth: Most restorations are made from porcelain and zirconia, which are both materials resistant to staining and, as a result, whitening. This means treatments like dental implants, veneers, and crowns.
- Peroxide Allergy: The main ingredient used in teeth whitening solutions is peroxide. If you have an allergy to this substance, then teeth whitening simply will not work for you. For potential alternatives, contact our practice and speak with Dr. Hughes.
Our In-Office Treatment
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment because of how quickly results can be seen with it. This makes it preferable for patients who would like to look their best at an important life event coming up, like a business conference or a wedding. Here at our office, Dr. Hughes can provide an in-office process that will leave Toronto area patients with a smile shades whiter in just one visit.
Our in-office solution is very simple, taking about only 90 minutes to complete. When you come into our office, we’ll quickly check your teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy enough for teeth whitening.
Once you check out, we will place protective measures that will ensure that only your teeth are affected by the whitening solution. The solution will be applied to your teeth once your mouth is suitably protected. To activate the solution, you will be placed in front of a special light. You will do this for four sessions of 15 minutes each. Once done, you will be free to go out and show off your beautiful whitened smile.
We also offer a variety of options that can help you achieve a brighter smile from the comfort of your couch. Our at-home options include custom-made mouth trays, which will fit snuggly around your teeth. A whitening solution is applied to these mouth trays, and then worn for a period of 1 to 3 hours. Continue to wear them once a day for a week to three weeks, and eventually finding a more beautiful smile every time you remove the trays.
Contact Our Office to See Your Options
If you would like more information about teeth whitening, or would like to find out which treatment option bests fits your needs, then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes. We look forward to hearing from you soon!