At Capitol Dentistry, our dental team provides teeth whitening service options both in our office and that you can take home in order to help our Toronto patients to lighten the colour of their smiles.
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way to remove stains from your teeth and lighten their colour.
As we age, our teeth will often become more vulnerable to stains. Particles from food and drinks are attracted to the tooth's enamel and alter its colour over time. The bleaching agents used during the whitening process can reverse these effects.
How Teeth Whitening Works
The teeth whitening process uses peroxide-based bleaching agents. Oxygen acts on the enamel of the tooth as its active ingredient and breaks down to cause whitening.
In-Office vs. Take-Home Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening takes about 2 hours. We will apply a barrier around your gums to protect them and a thin layer of whitening gel which we chemically activate. This process is repeated until the desired shade of white is achieved.
At-home teeth whitening options are available at Capitol Dentistry so that you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. Whitening trays are customized for your smile. We will also provide you with thorough at-home instructions to follow during your treatment.
Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Generally, dental insurance doesn't cover the cost of teeth whitening since it is a cosmetic procedure with no benefits to your oral health.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening isn't permanent whitening of your smile. Usually, a touch-up after a year is required.
If you expose your teeth to staining substances, you will likely see the whiteness fade after only a few months.