Number of Visits: 1 - 2 visits
Completion Time: 1 hour
If you are like many of our patients and want a beautiful white smile, chances are that it has become stained or has yellowed over time. You are not alone in wanting whiter teeth, as we have several enquiries a day from patients. There are several factors that cause yellow teeth that our dentists can help:
• The natural aging process
• Regularly Smoking or vaping
• Drinking tea or coffee
• Drinking wine or other alcoholic beverages such as beer
• Accumulation of plaque and tartar deposits
Teeth Whitening Treatments at Smith & Jain
At Smith & Jain, we offer both at home whitening kits and the in-clinic professional whitening treatment. For the dental clinic appointment we use laser treatment and a higher gel concentration to help whiten your teeth.
Our 2 Step Whitening Process for New Patients
Teeth Whitening treatment provided in dental clinics is the most effective method compared to Over-the-counter whitening kits.
The first step of the process is to get your teeth cleaned (if you haven’t had it cleaned in the past 3-6 months). This is highly recommended before starting the procedure.
The second step of the treatment, the teeth whitening stage, can be done in a single, 2-hour appointment with any of our dentists. Our in-clinic whitening procedure uses a whitening gel with a stronger peroxide concentration of 25% and a blue light emitting laser that stimulates the whitening process.
This treatment is suitable for a wide range of people but there are a few things to keep in mind. People that have crowns, veneers or composite fillings done will need to replace them after getting their whitening done as these materials do not whiten in the bleaching process. People with extremely sensitive teeth may not be suitable as it may further aggravate the sensitivity.
At-home whitening kit
Alternatively, if you would like to use at-home whitening for your teeth. Then our dental clinics also offer DIY over the counter whitening kits you can purchase from us.
Some patients choose this method as it is the most convenient and cheapest of the different types of teeth bleaching but are not as effective the treatment provided by a dentist. Our at home whitening kits include a whitening gel with peroxide concentration of 16% or 22% and custom trays.
The procedure still requires one visit for the dentist to take an impression of their teeth for the custom trays. Keep in mind that before starting the whitening process, the dentist will also check to see if the patient needs a proper dental cleaning as it is recommended before whitening.