Sublime Dentistry - Halifax

Teeth Whitening in Halifax

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Brighter Smiles, Safer Methods: The Importance of Professional Teeth Whitening

What Would People Most Like To Change About Their Smiles? The answer is often whiter teeth. To ensure overall health and safety, and to prevent sensitivity, it’s essential to have an exam and possibly a cleaning before undergoing teeth whitening. This procedure, when performed under professional care, is not only safe and effective but also the quickest way to rejuvenate your natural smile, boosting your confidence in daily life. With expert guidance, you can achieve a noticeably brighter smile in just one visit, ensuring the best results while prioritizing your dental health.

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    Why Choose Professional Dental Care

    In the quest for a brighter smile, it’s crucial to recognize that each individual’s dental needs are unique. Factors like age, lifestyle, diet, and medications all play a role in the health and appearance of our teeth and gums. This diversity means that a whitening product effective for one person might not yield the same results for another. More importantly, some over-the-counter products can potentially harm your gums.

    Opting for professional teeth whitening at our clinic offers several distinct advantages over store-bought alternatives:

    1. Personalized Treatment Plans: Our approach begins with understanding your concerns about your teeth’s appearance, your goals for the whitening procedure, and your overall expectations. Following a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums, we tailor the whitening process specifically to your needs, considering both the desired outcomes and your oral health.
    2. Expertise and Precision: Our dentists are not only trained in various teeth whitening products and techniques but are also experts in executing these procedures safely and effectively. This expertise ensures your protection throughout the whitening process.
    3. Powerful Whitening Agents: We use prescription-strength bleaching solutions, which contain some of the most potent whitening agents available. This ensures a more dramatic improvement in the whiteness of your teeth compared to over-the-counter options.
    4. Rapid and Noticeable Results: Professional teeth whitening is unparalleled in its ability to deliver significant results quickly – often in as little as one hour.
    5. Uniform Whitening: Unlike many over-the-counter products, such as whitening strips that often result in uneven coverage, our professional procedure ensures that every part of your teeth is evenly whitened, addressing all contours and angles.
    6. Comfort and Safety: Our whitening process includes advanced techniques like laser application to minimize sensitivity and gum irritation, prioritizing your comfort.

    Remember, only a qualified dentist can determine the safest and most effective whitening procedure for your specific needs. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile!”

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    Custom At-Home Whitening Kits

    For those who prefer the convenience of whitening their teeth in their own space and on their own time, we provide specially tailored take-home whitening kits.

    Our at-home kits offer a significant advantage over generic store-bought options. They are designed to gently and effectively lighten your enamel over a period of three to four weeks. Key features of our kits include:

    1. Professional-Grade Whitening Gel: The potency of the whitening gel in our at-home kits surpasses that of over-the-counter products, ensuring a more effective whitening experience.
    2. Personalized Dental Trays for Optimal Results: Unlike the standard trays in commercial kits, our trays are custom-fitted to your teeth. Created from molds of your teeth, they ensure a perfect fit, covering every contour and groove for uniform and thorough whitening.
    3. Guidance from Dental Experts: Our dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use the kit safely and effectively, helping you achieve the desired results with confidence.

    Experience the convenience of at-home whitening with the effectiveness close to professional treatment. Try our custom whitening kits and see the difference for yourself.

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    How Do Teeth Become Stained or Discoloued?

    Teeth discolouration can be attributed to a variety of factors affecting both the surface and deeper layers of the teeth.

    Surface Stains: The outermost layer of our teeth, the enamel, is the hardest substance in the human body, primarily composed of minerals. Despite its strength, enamel is porous, containing tiny holes that can absorb staining substances. Common culprits of surface stains include:

    • Dark-coloured beverages like tea, coffee, wine, colas, and fruit juices.
    • Dark sauces such as tomato and soy sauce.
    • Sugary drinks and foods.
    • Brightly coloured fruits like berries, cherries, and pomegranates.
    • Tobacco products.

    Additionally, poor nutrition and inadequate oral hygiene can contribute to surface discolouration of the teeth.

    Deep Stains: Beneath the enamel lies another layer of the tooth, which is naturally yellow or gray. This inner layer becomes more visible as we age and the enamel wears down, leading to a dull or dingy appearance. Factors like medications, certain illnesses, and dental injuries can also cause discoloration in this deeper layer of the tooth.

    Understanding these causes of teeth staining and discoloration can help in choosing the right dental treatments and lifestyle changes to maintain a brighter, healthier smile.

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    Top Teeth Whitening Options for a Brighter Smile

    Teeth whitening is a popular and non-invasive method to enhance the natural colour of your teeth, avoiding more complex procedures like veneers. Whether you opt for an in-office treatment or use a take-home kit, you can achieve noticeable results without lasting sensitivity

    Professional In-Office Whitening Treatment

    This is often the most effective choice for many patients. The process involves applying a bleaching solution to your teeth using specially designed trays. A key part of this treatment is the use of a laser to gently heat the solution. This activates oxygen molecules that penetrate the enamel, effectively lifting stains from your teeth. Laser teeth whitening provides immediate results and is designed to minimize sensitivity and gum irritation.

    Customized Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

    For those who prefer the convenience of whitening their teeth at home, we offer personalized take-home kits. These kits include trays that are custom-molded to fit the unique contours of your teeth, ensuring even and thorough whitening. Our take-home trays, unlike over-the-counter options, are created from molds of your actual teeth, significantly reducing the risk of tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. These kits work gradually, lightening the enamel over three to four weeks.

    Contact us today

    to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

    Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

    How Much Is Professional Teeth Whitening In Halifax?

    The cost of professional teeth whitening in Halifax can vary, depending on the type of treatment you choose. In-office treatments, performed by dental professionals, typically range from $600 to $1200. This option offers the advantage of being under the direct care of experienced dental professionals, using highly accurate techniques to minimize gum irritation and sensitivity. The in-office treatment also employs stronger and more effective whitening agents, providing the fastest results.

    Alternatively, take-home kits are a more affordable option, priced around $300 to $600. These kits still come with the guidance of dental professionals and use more effective whitening agents than those found in drugstore brands. The custom-made trays in these kits are designed for easy application, reducing the risk of gum irritation and ensuring an even application of the whitening agent, with noticeable results in a matter of weeks.

    The price difference between these options reflects the level of professional involvement and the speed and effectiveness of the treatment. If you’re considering professional teeth whitening and would like a more accurate quote, or if you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us. We also recommend scheduling an examination and cleaning before your whitening treatment to ensure the best possible results. Call us or request an appointment today to explore your teeth whitening options.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    It works by applying a whitening product, which contains bleaching chemicals, to break stains into smaller pieces, making the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

    No, whitening doesn’t work on dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or fillings, and is less effective on teeth with certain types of discolouration.

    The in-office whitening procedure typically takes about one to two hours.

    Maintain good oral hygiene, avoid staining foods and drinks, and consider follow-up or touch-up treatments.

    Yes, with take-home whitening kits provided by your dentist, but it’s important to follow their instructions carefully.

    No, teeth whitening is not permanent. You may need periodic treatments to maintain the brightness.

    It’s recommended to avoid teeth whitening during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Over-the-counter products can be effective but are generally less potent than professional treatments and may not provide uniform results.

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