Teeth Whitening in Toronto
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We understand how important your smile is to you. It’s the first thing people notice about you after all. So why not impress them with a bright, cheerful, and healthy-looking smile right off the bat? Gone are the days you hide your beautiful smile thanks to the impressive, non-invasive, and cost-effective teeth whitening gel, Opalescence® Boost™. This teeth whitening treatment lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour (depending on how many teeth whitening rounds you request) and starts to whiten each tooth as soon as it’s applied in our comfortable dental office in Toronto. Here at Dentistry on Wellington, we’re an open and honest team who are dedicated to ensuring you’re 100% confident in your treatment options. If you have any further teeth whitening questions, we’ll gladly go into more detail in-person when it’s time for your treatment. Patient education means just as much to us as your optimal oral health. If you’re unhappy with the hue of your teeth, reserve your teeth whitening appointment today with the help of one of our friendly team members. Our hours are convenient for our busy full-time working patients so you can still whiten your teeth during your lunch break or after working hours.
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How Opalescence® Boost™ Works
But what is Opalescence® Boost™ and is it as effective and as minimally invasive as laser teeth whitening or Zoom!® teeth whitening?
Opalescence® Boost™ is the number one recommended professional tooth whitening system. Rather than using laser teeth whitening solutions, it’s a gel that contains whitening substances like hydrogen peroxide, potassium nitrate and fluoride, which also helps to strengthen tooth enamel. During your appointment, which will only last for a maximum of an hour, you’ll go through the following necessary steps:
Using a shade scale, your dentist will determine your current shade of teeth and discuss the next best course of action, particularly how many rounds of whitening you may need.
A gum retractor is placed around your lips and cheeks followed by a bite block and sunglasses so your eyes are protected, and your tongue, lips, and cheeks steer clear of the whitening gel.
We just want your teeth to hold the gel, not your gums. This is why we’ll place a barrier around your gum line which is easily removed afterwards.
Now, it’s actually time for the chemically-activated whitening gel to be applied to each tooth. It looks red in colour and starts to whiten teeth almost instantly. It will stay on your teeth for 20 minutes for the best results.
Once 20 minutes is up, we’ll suction the gel off each tooth and check the hue to ensure your desired look is achieved. If not, that’s okay! We’ll apply a second coating and let it sit for another 20 minutes. We can apply up to three treatments during one appointment so patients are 100% confident in their smile.
We look forward to seeing you smile from ear to ear because you’re 100% satisfied with the results. As soon as you step foot out of our Toronto office, you’ll have every head in the city turning. If there’s any way we can help our patients improve their self-confidence, we’re glad we can be there for them and that they know we’re always here to help.
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
Tooth discolouration can occur for a number of different reasons such as ageing, smoking tobacco, periodontal disease, not maintaining the health of your teeth, but in most cases, diet. There are certain foods and drinks that are particularly bad for causing yellow teeth which is why we stress the importance of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. While it doesn’t mean you should avoid these foods completely, you should definitely follow the proper oral hygiene regime after consuming the following:
- • Caffeinated drinks (yes, your morning coffee is causing your teeth to yellow!)
- • Red wine (we’re sorry)
- • Pop and juices
- • Energy drinks
- • Tomato-based sauces
- • Curry
- • Berries (particularly blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
- • Other fruits like pomegranates and cherries
- • Soy sauce
- • Balsamic vinegar
Is Whitening Bad For Your Teeth?
Opalescence® Boost™ gel will not damage your teeth. In-office Opalescence® Boost™ whitening gel has 40% hydrogen peroxide in its recipe, as well as potassium nitrate and fluoride to maximize results. Because it’s a chemically-activated gel, it doesn’t require the use of bright lasers. Hydrogen peroxide, when used in small amounts and with the guidance of a professional dentist (that’s us!), it’s one of the most effective ways to whiten your teeth. Fluoride is also what helps keep the enamel on your teeth strong and fights against cavities, but it should be used in small amounts too. This is why teeth whitening should be done in-office rather than buying drugstore teeth whitening solutions as they may have larger amounts of these ingredients in them than what’s needed/recommended. We only use the highest quality of products for our patients and ensure the proper amounts are being used during their teeth whitening procedure and general cleaning appointment.
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Why Do My Teeth Feel Sensitive After Whitening?
While enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth, it’s actually the dentin (the layer beneath it) that absorbs stains. As your teeth are whitening, the microscopic tubules on the enamel open up to allow the whitening to flow through to the dentin. They’ll quickly remineralize with the help of saliva, but in the meantime, as they remain open, you may experience some sensitivity to food and drinks if you don’t let them take the time to remineralize first. You should also avoid things like smoking or taking certain medications right after having your teeth whitened too as this can disrupt your flow of saliva. Once the tubules are closed up (rehydrated), the sensitivity will no longer be an issue. For some patients, this may take up to 48 hours which is why we recommend a “white diet” – foods like rice, pasta, white sauce, plain chicken, etc., to avoid staining your newly whitened teeth.
Teeth Whitening In Toronto
Teeth whitening costs can negatively affect your wallet when you constantly rely on abrasive whitening toothpaste or whitening packages at the drugstore. If you live in Toronto and are constantly finding yourself searching for “effective teeth whitening Toronto” on Google, you don’t have to any longer. Here at Dentistry on Wellington, we’re dedicated to helping our patients achieve their goals with the help of Opalescence Boost whitening gel, a chemically-activated treatment that doesn’t require the use of lights unlike laser teeth whitening solutions. In total, treatment will not last any longer than 20 minutes to an hour. It will depend on how many rounds of whitening you require in order to achieve your desired look. Patients may request up to three rounds of whitening treatment during one appointment.
Comfortable In-Office Tooth Whitening, Toronto
Thanks to our modern furniture and friendly and caring staff, our patients can thoroughly enjoy their teeth whitening experience in our comfortable Toronto office. Better yet, we have a conveniently located office in the financial district with convenient hours for professionals who need to reserve a teeth whitening appointment during their lunch break or after a hard days’ work. We look forward to helping you achieve your teeth whitening goals.