Teeth Whitening

Great North Dental patients often ask about the benefits of teeth whitening. Typically, they want to brighten their smiles for memorable occasions such as birthdays, weddings, retirement parties, and other special events. But you don’t need to find an excuse to improve how you look.

What is Teeth Whitening?

You may have tried drug store whitening products. OTC bleaching kits are the cheaper choice, but they are also much less effective than professional teeth whitening. The results tend to be minimal because the bleaching agents are at a low grade. Also, the method of delivery, whether a pen, strip, tray, or paste, is not custom-fitted to your mouth. Therefore, the peroxide solution doesn’t get applied evenly. Because these kits are not created for your smile, you could wind up with no results or blotchy areas.

At our dentists in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, we offer in-office and teeth whitening at home. Both options provide a customized, professional teeth whitening solution that works fast, safely and efficiently.

In-Office Teeth Whitening Near You

If you want to whiten your smile quickly, Dr. Ruchi Sheth may suggest an in-office teeth whitening treatment. In about an hour, your smile will be dramatically brighter. For many patients, the results are up to several shades whiter.

We use a laser-activated bleaching gel that contains a medical-grade dose of hydrogen peroxide. When the solution is activated, oxygen is released. The molecules penetrate both the outer enamel and the underlying dentin. As a result, we achieve effective bleaching without changing the structural integrity of each tooth. The advanced laser technology allows for deeper penetration and faster whitening.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

If you are not in a hurry but want to achieve professional whitening results, a take-home kit may be just what you need. Your dentist near you in Sault Ste. Marie, ON will provide a custom-fitted tray along with the medical-grade bleaching gel. The key ingredient in this solution is either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Oxygen molecules are released as the whitening gel dissolves and bleach your teeth.

Whitening your smile at home enables you to brighten your teeth at your own pace. It may only take a week to see results, but it may take longer, up to several weeks. Either way, dentist-supervised teeth whitening is just as effective as teeth whitening at home. The process takes longer.

The results are often seen within the first week, but can take as long as several weeks. Zoom Take-Home Teeth Whitening is often favored when patients prefer a more cost-effective solution or are afraid of tooth sensitivity issues.

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