Teeth Whitening

Your smile can say a lot about you. People’s first impression of you can be influenced by how nice, or not-so-nice your smile is. Being able to show off a captivating smile is, no doubt, good for your self-confidence. However, despite maintaining good oral hygiene, yellowing of the teeth is a natural process as we get older. The tooth enamel gets thinner revealing more of the underlying dentin that is naturally yellow. Thus, your self-confidence may be negatively affected if your teeth are stained or discolored.

At 5 Corner Dental, we would love to help you achieve and maintain that highly coveted million-dollar-celebrity smile. Simply request an appointment below, and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a process of bleaching teeth to lighten them, usually making them several shades lighter. This process uses chemicals such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. However, take note that only registered dental practitioners can prepare and administer concentrated teeth whitening solutions. 

Why Might I Need My Teeth Whitened?

There are many reasons why one may want to have their teeth whitened. Everyone is different, and our teeth vary just as our hair and skin color does. Only a handful of people have brilliant-white teeth. Not to mention, teeth discoloration becomes more visible as we get older. Staining of the teeth’s surface is usually caused by drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, and so on. Smoking and tartar can also have the same effect. When tiny cracks in the teeth take up stains, staining can also happen underneath the surface. This same thing may occur when using certain antibiotics.

Types of Teeth Whitening Treatments

Stain Removal Toothpastes

Toothpastes have mild abrasive agents that can help scrub and diminish surface stains on the teeth.

Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products

As mentioned above, only registered dental health care practitioners (such as ourselves!) can have an intense concentration of teeth whitening and bleaching agents. The ones you can purchase online or at your local grocery store have a weaker concentration.

In-Office Bleaching

The procedure of in-office bleaching involves the dentist applying, removing, then reapplying hydrogen peroxide gel several times on the teeth, so they become four to six shades whiter afterward.

At-Home Bleaching from Your Dentist

Your dentist can prepare a customized teeth whitening tray and guide you on preparing and using the bleaching solution so you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of home.

How Teeth Whitening Treatment Works

Step 1: Consultation

Whether you want a professional teeth whitening treatment or to use an over-the-counter product, consulting a dentist must be your first and foremost step. They will check your mouth then inform you if you have any condition which may likely be unresponsive to bleaching or be aggravated by it.

Step 2: Determine Your Shade

Decide how bright you want your teeth to be and make your treatment decision accordingly, knowing that in-office bleaching is the most effective option.

Step 3: Budget

Consider the amount of money you are willing to spend. A modest improvement by over-the-counter products will cost you about $25 to $100. Meanwhile, an in-office whitening treatment performed by a dentist will cost you more money but can give an excellent result in a concise amount of time. 

Step 4: Time

Decide whether you are willing to commit your time to a long process. Over-the-counter methods are less costly but require you to use them twice a day for several weeks. Meanwhile, in-office whitening treatment will cost you more but is done in a single appointment.

Step 5: Maintenance

Finally, keep in mind that the results will not last forever and that maintenance is needed regardless of what bleaching treatment you choose. Over time, food, drinks, smoking, and medicines can still re-stain your teeth. 

Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening

Speed and Reliability

Unlike other methods, which require a series of sessions, a professional tooth bleaching treatment can give you whiter teeth in thirty minutes to two hours. The result is reliable, beautiful and instant. Meanwhile, many over-the-counter products are infamous for not delivering a modest result despite using them several times. Remember, your smile should be as bright as the time and money you invest in it.

Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence

Whether you admit it or not, your smile is one of the first factors people see and use to make an initial judgement about who you are. Professional teeth whitening helps remove persistent stains and save you from embarrassment over unsightly teeth. After teeth whitening, your bright and attractive smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence.

Most Conventional Teeth Whitening Method

Teeth bleaching is a conventional method to get whiter teeth. With this traditional procedure, tooth preparation is not needed. However, with treatments like crowns or veneers, losing tooth structure is a part of the etching process, so the crown or veneer sticks firmly on the tooth.

Easily Maintained

You can ask your dentist to send you home with maintenance whitening kits. You can have custom-made trays and whitening gel to freshen up and protect your white teeth from re-staining in just thirty minutes. 

Improved Oral Health Care

Acquiring a whitening treatment has caused many patients to be more mindful in cleaning and flossing their teeth, resulting in improved oral health care. 

A Whiter and Brighter Smile

Unlike whitening toothpaste that has very little effect, professional teeth whitening can instantly remove deep stains and give you optimal results in a brief period so you can show off your bright and beautiful smile to the world.

Personalized and Professional Teeth Whitening Procedure

At 5 Corner Dental, we provide high-quality teeth whitening treatment to suit your individual needs. Call us at 604-574-4000 today to schedule your consultation.

Longer Lasting Results

The whitening solutions at the dentist’s office are much more robust and more potent than those you can find online or at your local grocery store. Accompanied by good oral hygiene habits at home, the result of professional teeth whitening is made even longer-lasting.

Why Choose 5 Corner Dental

Professional and Pleasant Staff

From the front desk to the consultation and treatment areas, every staff member in our office takes oral health very seriously. With our state-of-the-art equipment, we offer you safe and high-quality care efficiently. As you step inside the office, you will find everything to be tidy, cozy, and with tools thoroughly and frequently sterilized to ensure your safety and comfort.

Comfort and Customized Service

We acknowledge that some patients experience mild to severe anxiety before and during their dental treatment. We do our best to ensure that your experience is always comfortable and satisfying. One of our techniques to alleviate stress is communicating what you should expect to happen during the treatment. We also encourage you to listen to music or watch our overhead TV during your appointment. Otherwise, you can also ask us about other alternatives such as dental sedation. With us, you are not just a patient; you are someone whose oral health is of utmost importance. Call us at (604) 574-4000 and schedule a consultation now!

Frequently Asked Questions
Why are My Teeth So Yellow Even Though I Brush Them?
How Long Do the Teeth Whitening Effects Last?
Does Teeth Whitening Damage Tooth Nerves?
What is the Most Effective Way to Whiten Teeth?
Who Should Use Teeth Whitening?

In-office bleaching is for those who have healthy gums and teeth  but are wanting to brighten their smile. This process involves efficiently removing teeth surface stains caused by nicotine, coffee, tea, tetracycline, etc. Professional teeth whitening treatment will not affect any existing dental work.

How Many Shades Whiter Can I Expect My Teeth to Get?
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Permanent Tooth Sensitivity?
What If I Have Dental Restorations, Will These Change Colour?
How Long Should I Refrain From Coffee and Red Wine After Bleaching?