Brighten Your Smile
Our teeth naturally darken as they become stained and discoloured, both inside and outside the tooth. Many factors can contribute to tooth discolouration, including:
- Foods and beverages like coffee and red wine
- Dental hygiene upkeep
Professional teeth whitening can be a safe and effective method of brightening and whitening your smile. The procedure is simple and non-invasive, and it can alter the colour of your natural teeth by identifying and removing stains.
The team at The Hunt Club Dental Centre can help you determine if whitening your teeth is right for you.
Treatment Options To Fit Your Lifestyle
In-office or take-home teeth whitening... it's your choice.
Our goal is to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile, your way. That's why we offer 2 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!
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
People notice your smile right away. A brighter, whiter smile can help boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Additionally, taking care of your oral health can have an impact on your overall health and well-being.
How Teeth Whitening Works
In teeth whitening treatments, our dentist uses a peroxide-based gel. This gel breaks down stain molecules, resulting in a whiter, brighter-looking smile. The peroxide gel is non-toxic, non-allergenic, and extremely safe to use.
Different shades of white suit different people. Your dental professional will help you choose the right shade for your teeth.
In-Office ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening
The ZOOM! procedure involves covering the lips and gums with an isolation material to protect them from sensitivity. The whitening gel is applied and activated by a special ZOOM! light source to break down stains and discolouration on the teeth. This process usually takes about 15 minutes and can be repeated up to three times during the appointment.
Personalized Take-Home Teeth Whitening
You can also whiten and brighten your teeth at home by following our at-home whitening procedure. If you opt for take-home whitening, we will take impressions of your teeth and create custom whitening trays. You apply whitening gel to these trays and wear them according to the instructions. You should notice that your teeth are noticeably whiter at the end of the treatment period!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at The Hunt Club 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 just desire 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 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 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 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.