Teeth Whitening in Niagara Falls
Removing Stains & Brightening Smiles
If you are unhappy with the shade of your teeth, professional teeth whitening may help to brighten your smile and bolster your self-confidence.
Surface stains and discolouration can appear on our teeth due to a variety of factors, from lack of dental hygiene or being unable to see a dentist to having difficulty quitting smoking or falling ill from injury or disease.
No matter your reason for choosing to whiten your teeth, your dentist at Falls Family Dental can discuss whether teeth whitening is right for you and which options - in-office or at-home - may work best.
Maintain Your Whiter Smile
Did you know that seeing the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment can encourage you to maintain your smile's new whiteness by regularly brushing and flossing? We can help you keep your teeth bright, white and healthy.
Why Choose Teeth Whitening?
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. Having a whiter, brighter smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Caring for your oral health can also positively impact your general health and well-being.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates your enamel to get to discoloured molecules.
Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discoloured molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our dentists offer a teeth whitening option that can whiten your teeth safely, efficiently, and effectively. A barrier will be applied around your gums to protect them before a thin layer of whitening gel is applied to each tooth. Your teeth may appear visibly whiter upon successful completion of your treatment.
Personalized Take-Home Teeth Whitening
You can also achieve a whiter and brighter smile at home by following our at-home whitening process. If you choose the take-home whitening option, we make impressions of your mouth and create custom whitening trays. You apply Opalescence teeth whitening gel to these trays and wear them according to the directions for use. At the end of the treatment period, you should notice that your teeth appear less dull and visibly whiter!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Here are some answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Falls Family Dental:
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. How long your treatment lasts depends on a number of factors, including your oral hygiene routine and how often you consume beverages that stain teeth, such as coffee or red wine.
In general, if you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, you may just opt for a touch-up once a year or so.
Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
The cost of teeth whitening is not typically covered by dental insurance.
Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
Some patients may experience short-term tooth sensitivity after their whitening treatment. For most patients, this fades away within a few days following a whitening session.
To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before treatment, and for at least two weeks following your treatment.
Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Typically, brown, and yellow-coloured stains respond best to teeth whitening treatments. Before your treatment, your dentist will assess your smile to determine if teeth whitening is right for you.
In some cases, they may recommend alternative cosmetic treatments such as crowns or veneers.
Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
Unfortunately not. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth and will not work on existing dental restorations such as dental crowns or veneers.
If crowns or veneers are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
When used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is very unlikely to damage your dental enamel.
Always consult with your dentist to ensure you are using any teeth whitening products safely.
If you experience any pain, sensitivity, or discomfort anywhere in your mouth, discontinue your treatment and let your dentist know right away.