Teeth whitening has become increasingly popular. A healthy, bright smile is synonymous with health and self-confidence. Because this treatment slightly alters the surface of teeth, professional assistance is advised.
Before starting the procedure, the dentist will assess your teeth to determine their colour and check their responsiveness to the treatment. Then, two whitening options are proposed: in-clinic or at-home whitening.
The procedure, which lasts about 90 minutes, is supervised by a qualified dental hygienist. A hydrogen peroxide- or urea-based whitening gel is alternately applied to teeth. In between each application, teeth are exposed to a blue light for a few minutes. This treatment offers immediate results in just two appointments.
At-home whitening requires trays that are custom made using your dental impressions. Simply apply the prescribed amount of whitening gel to the trays and wear them as recommended by your dentist. This treatment takes about two weeks for best results.
Both treatment options offer quick, durable results. Good oral hygiene and a healthy lifestyle also help teeth whitening treatments last longer. Touch-ups can be done as needed.