Teeth Whitening to Brighten Your Smile
As we age, our teeth naturally become darker and stained. Professional teeth whitening at Cambie Village Dental in Vancouver can help to restore natural brightness to your smile quickly and painlessly.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way to remove stains and lighten the colour of your teeth. The active ingredients in the whitening solution are usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
Oxygen acts on the tooth enamel as the active ingredient breaks down, creating a whitening effect.
The Whitening Process
At your first appointment, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom whitening tray to fit your smile. At the next appointment, you will receive your tray, whitening gel and instructions on how to apply the solution.
You will simply place the whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays over your teeth for 1-2 hours each day, or overnight, as per the provided instructions.
Most bleaching systems require 10-14 days to see results, and a significant change in tooth colour is usually seen in just four to six days.
Occasionally, teeth may be stained in a way that limits the effectiveness of tooth whitening.
If that proves to be the case for you, veneers or dental crowns are an excellent alternative.