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Teeth Whitening at Bridge Rd Dental

teeth whitening before and after comparisonA bright smile is one that looks healthier and more attractive. However, most of us tend to accumulate tooth stain over time due to the foods and drinks we enjoy. For the rest of us, we have naturally dark teeth or possibly took medications that make our teeth darker from the inside. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening treatments can give your smile a brighter, vibrant colour!

Types of Teeth Whitening

Home Kits – Professional take-home whitening kits use a set of customised, moulded trays that hug every curve of your smile. Simply apply the professional gel and wear the tray for about 20 minutes a day. You’ll see full results in about a week. Keep your trays and gel on hand to top off as needed (after checkups and cleans is a great time). You can always stop by our office to pick up a gel refill.

In-Chair Treatment – Want same-day results? Our professional in-office treatment gives you whiter teeth in just one appointment. Pola White products work by oxidising the stains deep inside of your porous tooth enamel, instantly lifting and brightening the areas around it. You’ll see several shades of stain removed in just over an hour.

Prefabricated Gel Application – Opalescence Go features pre-filled applicators with professional-grade whitening gel and eliminates the need to take dental impressions. Simply pop them in, press them around your teeth, then take them out after the prescribed time. It’s that simple! Wear them for approximately 20-30 minutes per day and see full results in a little over a week.

For many of us, the dietary choices we make each day affect the colour of our teeth. For instance, if we drink red wine, tea, coffee or use tobacco products, we’re more apt to have dark stains that accumulate inside of our tooth enamel. Other factors like trauma, fluorosis or medications taken during childhood can change the colour of our tooth during development.

During your whitening consultation we’ll discuss your everyday lifestyle choices and what factors may be contributing to dental stain. This interview will help us identify the best whitening method for your smile as well as steps to take to prevent new stain accumulation.

Are you planning to get a smile makeover, have a few veneers placed or a new crown in the near future? If so, it may be best to whiten your smile first. We can lighten the shade of your surrounding teeth, matching the new restorations to a brighter colour. Otherwise, if you decide to whiten later on, those restorations will stand out due to the colour difference. Restorative materials like porcelain or composite don’t respond to whitening products, so it’s best to match them to a whiter colour from the start.

Before starting any type of whitening regimen, we’ll need to evaluate your teeth and gums to ensure they’re healthy. It’s important not to whiten your teeth if there is any active decay or gum disease. Also, make note of any existing dental work in your “smile zone” that may stand out if the tooth structures around them are lighter in colour.

Is Whitening Right for Me?

A brighter smile is just one click away. For teeth whitening Richmond, contact us today!



Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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