In most cases, the natural colour of teeth is within a range of light greyish-yellow shades. Teeth naturally darken with age and their appearance can be affected by the accumulation of surface stains acquired from the use of tobacco products and the consumption of certain foods or drinks.
Although teeth are not naturally meant to be completely white, many Canadians want a brighter smile. Responding to this desire, a wide range of “whitening” options has become available to consumers. These products fall into two main categories: surface whiteners and bleaches. (Canadian Dental Hygienists Association)
Although somewhat effective in removing STAIN, surface whiteners do not technically “whiten” your teeth! They will give the appearance of being a lighter shade due to less stain on the teeth. We proceed with caution when recommending surface whiteners (toothpaste, baking soda etc.) as it removes micro millimetres of enamel at the same time as removing stain.
Whitening solutions/bleaches however, are far less abrasive and much more effective. There are several in office options that can give you your desired results in just a matter of days/weeks. Below are 3 examples of our most popular whitening options.
In Office Whitening: $500 (This includes “On-The-Go Whitening” 10 Pack to take home as well as in-office polish)
Take Home Whitening (Individual Trays): $200.00 (This includes 4 syringes of whitening material)
On-The-Go Whitening: $100.00 per 10 pack
Clinical studies support the safety and effectiveness of home-use whitening gels when used appropriately.