At dentalhouse, our dentists offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options to help our Toronto, Belleville, Oakville and Woodbridge patients brighten their smiles.
A Brighter Smile
At dentalhouse, you'll find in-office and take-home teeth whitening options to remove stains and help safely and effectively whiten your teeth.Request Appointment
Need a safe and effective way to remove stains and lighten the colour of your teeth? Professional teeth whitening may be for you.
Particles in our food are naturally attracted to tooth enamel. In addition, as we age, our teeth can become more susceptible to staining from food and other substances.
During the teeth whitening process, bleaching agents are used to reverse effects of aging and staining, lightening the colour of your teeth. Teeth whitening treatments are available at our four locations.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Peroxide-based bleaching agents in teeth whitening solutions work to lighten the colour of your teeth. The active ingredient breaks down and combines with oxygen to create the whitening effect on your tooth enamel.
Zoom!® In-Office Teeth Whitening
dentalhouse offers Zoom! professional in-office teeth whitening, the procedure takes about two hours. First, your gums will be protected with a barrier your dentist applies. A think layer of gel is then applied and chemically activated on each tooth. Your dentist will repeat this process a few times until the desired shade of white is achieved.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home whitening options offered by dentalhouse can help you whiten your teeth in the comfort and convenience of your home. Impressions will be taken and custom whitening trays will be created specifically to fit your smile. The dentist will also provide you with detailed at-home instructions to follow.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening is offered at each of our four locations.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at dentalhouse.
- How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is a temporary solution to whiten your smile.
If your teeth are exposed to foods and beverages that cause staining, you'll likely begin to see whiteness fade after a few months.
If you avoid these foods and drinks following your teeth whitening treatment, you may only need a touchup after a year or so.
- Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
Your teeth may feel sensitive for a short time after your teeth whitening treatment. For most patients, this fades away within a few days of a whitening session.
To reduce any discomfort, we recommend using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before treatment and for at least two weeks after your treatment.
- Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
We find that brown and yellow-coloured stains respond the best to teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth whitening tends not to have an impact on grey, blue and purple-coloured stains at all. If you have noticed these types of stains on your teeth, cosmetic treatments such as veneers or dental crowns may be a better fit.
- Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
No. Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth. It will not work on existing dental restorations such as dental crowns or veneers.
If crowns or veneers are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should occur before your dental restorations are placed.
- Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
If teeth whitening treatments are used with the supervision of a qualified dentist, it's very unlikely they will damage your dental enamel.
Always ask your dentist to ensure you are using any teeth whitening products safely.
- Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
The cost of teeth whitening treatments are not usually covered by dental insurance. This is a purely cosmetic procedure with no health benefits for your teeth.