The cosmetic dental treatment known as “whitening” or bleaching is used to whiten the tooth enamel. Pigmentation, tea, age, tobacco, red wine or medications such as tetracycline are just some of the causes of discolored or stained teeth. The bleaching process uses a peroxide gel added to a custom made mouth guard-like tray to ensure direct contact with the tooth surface. This gel does not alter the shade of existing tooth coloured filings or crowns.
Depending on your desired results, the at home whitening process can take up to 5-10 treatments which is far more cost effective than in-office laser whitening treatments. Our at-home whitening kit uses a safe and approved whitening gel formulation and a custom made mouth guard so the solution stays in contact with the enamel of your teeth. Once you have received your desired results, you may want to do a “touch up” once a year to maintain your beautiful smile.