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Get Answers to Your Teeth Whitening FAQ

woman thinkingWhile there are many questions asked about teeth whitening, below are the ones we get most often here at Dental & Dentures on 88 Beach.

Does teeth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?

Any sensitivity from tooth whitening is always temporary. If you do experience sensitivity after whitening, it shouldn’t last longer than a day or two after treatment.

Can anyone get their teeth whitened?

Most people can have their teeth whitened, but your dentist can let you know for sure if you can have whitening done. In general, as long as your teeth are healthy, you can have them whitened.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Prices vary considerably for tooth whitening. We offer one visit, in-chair whitening, for $495*. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we offer take-home kits. Interest-free payment plans are available at our practice.

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How long does teeth whitening last?

Most people can expect whitening to last from six months to two years. To extend your whitening results, however, it’s essential to avoid staining substances. These include red wine, coffee, tobacco products, acidic foods such as citrus fruit, and berries.

Would teeth whitening harm my enamel?

No, teeth whitening doesn’t cause any permanent damage to the enamel or any other structures of your teeth.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, it’s a very safe treatment, according to many studies. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Does teeth whitening affect fillings, veneers or crowns?

No type of tooth whitening treatment works on tooth-coloured fillings or crowns. Bleaching gels and products are only designed to lift stains off of natural tooth structures, not composite restorations. If you have veneers or crowns on the front teeth, the restorations may appear darker next to your natural teeth. If you’re interested in teeth whitening, we advise that you do it before you get veneers or crowns.

Does whitening toothpaste work?

In general, whitening toothpaste only addresses surface stains and doesn’t actually change the colour of the teeth. While you may notice some results, your teeth won’t actually be whitened.

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening versus using over-the-counter whitening products?

While OTC products do get results for some people, they sometimes can produce uneven whitening.

Find out more about our teeth whitening options!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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