Teeth Whitening Vancouver
At Royal Centre Dental Group your downtown Vancouver dentist recommends take-home teeth whitening products. We construct custom-fitted whitening trays for you after taking a set of impressions. When you return to pick up your custom trays we will review the process of getting your teeth whitened in detail.
Typically clients will use the trays once a day for 30 minutes, over 2-3 weeks. For stubborn discoloration, or if you’re in a rush to whiten for a special event, you can safely use it twice a day.
For clients who experience sensitivity when whitening, the trays are great as a delivery system for desensitizing solutions as well. Ask our hygienists if this is a concern for you.
Coffee, tea, and red wine are the most common causes of teeth stains. But there are other factors that can affect the shade of your teeth. Genetics is a big culprit as well.
Should you find over the coming months/years that the shade is starting to fade back, your trays may be used again. Additional whitening syringes may be purchased at a nominal charge. This is a big bonus when compared to the high cost of returning to the office for in-office future touch ups that would generally involve repaying the full cost of teeth whitening.
Tooth Sensitivity and Teeth Whitening Vancouver
Some patients report tooth sensitivity following or soon after the whitening procedure. It is suggested that you wait an hour before eating or drinking after your whitening treatment.
The trays are ideal for sensitive teeth, especially when whitening, as a delivery system for desensitizing solutions. Inquire with your dentist or one of our hygienists if this is an issue for you. Oral health is our top priority.
Teeth Whitening Process
The teeth whitening process uses a bleaching gel. In general, the gel is usually either a carbamide peroxide-based solution or a hydrogen peroxide solution that works to remove the types of stains that are not removed by brushing and flossing alone. Come in and discuss your smile with your dentist.
To determine whether teeth whitening is suitable for you, your dentist will first conduct a consultation. Your dentist will go through your medical history and any sensitivities you might have during the examination. We find this produces optimal results and the best patient experience.
Your Vancouver dentist at RCDG will also check your teeth to ensure they are healthy enough to tolerate the bleaching procedure. If your teeth are not in good shape, your dentist may propose a different treatment option.
This is not a laser teeth whitening procedure that takes just over an hour, this is an alternate option that is better for sensitive teeth and gums.
Your front teeth are an important part of your smile and your self-confidence. Come into our clinic and book an appointment for your first visit and we can go over the process we help our patients use to whiten their teeth.
Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?
At Royal Centre Dental Group in Vancouver, we get this question a lot. And the answer is…maybe! While teeth whitening can do wonders for your smile, it’s not right for everyone.
Give us a call and we will walk you through what treatments can be done in just one visit to our Vancouver, BC dental clinic.
or call (604) 683-8100