At Tuscany Dental Centre, our dentists offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options to help our Victoria patients brighten their smiles.
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective method of removing stains and lightening the colour of your teeth.
With age, our teeth become more susceptible to stains from food and other substances. The enamel on our teeth naturally attracts particles, and products such as coffee, tea, tobacco and even berries are well-known for leaving stubborn stains on teeth.
Bleaching agents used in the teeth whitening treatment process are designed to reverse the effects aging and staining can leave behind, lightening the colour of your teeth and leaving you with a brighter smile.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Peroxide-based bleaching agents in teeth whitening solutions lighten the colour of your teeth. As the active ingredient breaks down, oxygen acts on the tooth enamel, creating the whitening effect.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In about two hours, a teeth whitening session at our office can help give you a lighter smile. First, your dentist will apply a barrier around your gums to protect them before applying a thin layer of gel, which will chemically activate on each tooth. We repeat this process a few times, until we have the desired shade of white.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
We offer at-home whitening options at Tuscany Dental Centre so that you can whiten your teeth in the comfort and convenience of home. Custom whitening trays are created specifically for your smile. Your dentist will also provide you with detailed instructions to follow at home during the course of your treatment.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Tuscany Dental Centre.
- How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is a temporary solution to whiten your smile.
If your teeth are continually exposed to foods and drinks that may cause staining, the whiteness may begin to fade after a few months.
If you avoid these foods and drinks following your teeth whitening treatment, you may only need a touch-up after one year or so.
- Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
Teeth whitening may result in tooth sensitivity as a short-term side effect. For most patients, this fades away within a few days after a whitening session.
To reduce any discomfort, we recommend using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before treatment and for at least two weeks after your treatment.
- Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
We have found that yellow and brown-coloured stains respond most positively to teeth whitening treatments.
Grey, purple and blue-coloured stains tend not to respond to whitening at all. If your teeth have these types of stains, cosmetic treatments such as dental crowns or veneers may be a better fit.
- Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
No, only natural teeth respond to teeth whitening. It will not work on existing dental restorations such as dental crowns or veneers.
If crowns or veneers are part of your treatment plan, you should have your teeth whitened before receiving your dental restorations.
- Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
If used with the supervision of a qualified dentist, it's very unlikely your dental enamel will be damaged by teeth whitening.
Always ask your dentist about any teeth whitening products to ensure you are using them safely.
- Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is not typically covered by dental insurance, as it is a purely cosmetic procedure with no health benefits for your teeth.
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LocationTuscany Dental Centre
- Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed