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Teeth Whitening

At our Saint-Laurent dental office, our dentists offer take-home teeth whitening options to our patients in order to help them brighten their smiles.

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Teeth Whitening, Saint-Laurent Dentist

What is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening services is a safe and effective way to remove staining from your teeth in order to lighten their color.

As you age, your teeth will become more vulnerable to staining from food and other substances. Particles that are naturally attracted to your enamel, like coffee, tea, tobacco and berries are infamous for staining teeth.

The bleaching agents used during the teeth whitening treatment process are designed to reverse these effects of aging and staining, lightening the colour of your teeth. 

How Teeth Whitening Works

Teeth whitening procedures use peroxide-based bleaching agents. Oxygen acts on your tooth enamel as the active ingredient in the bleaching agent breaks down and creates a whitening effect.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

At Santé dentaire Richard Bélanger, we offer at-home whitening options so that you can whiten your teeth in the comfort and convenience of your home.

Custom whitening trays are created specifically for your smile. Your dentist will also provide you with thorough at-home instructions to follow during your course of treatment.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Santé dentaire Richard Bélanger

  • How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?

    Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution for whitening your smile.

    If you continue to expose your teeth to drinks and food which cause staining, you will probably start to see the whiteness of your teeth fade after a few months.

    If you avoid these foods and drinks after your teeth whitening treatment, you may just need a touch up after a year or so. 

  • Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?

    Sensitivity is a short-term side effect to teeth whitening. For most patients it fades away within a few days after a whitening session.

    In order to minimize any discomfort, we will recommend that you use anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to your treatment and for two weeks following it.

  • Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?

    Yellow and brown-coloured stains respond the best to teeth whitening treatments.

    Purple, blue and grey-coloured stains tend not to respond to whitening at all. For a smile with these types of stains, they may be candidates for other cosmetic treatments like veneers and crowns. 

  • Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?

    No, teeth whitening only works on natural teeth. It does not work on existing dental restorations such as veneers or dental crowns. 

    If veneers or crowns are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations. 

  • Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?

    If used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, it is very unlikely that teeth whitening will damage your dental enamel.

    Always consult with your dentist in order to ensure that you are using any teeth whitening products safely.

  • Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?

    Dental insurance usually doesn't cover the cost of teeth whitening since it is a purely cosmetic procedure with no benefits for your teeth.

New Patients Always Welcome

Are you searching for a dentist in Saint-Laurent? We are happy to welcome new patients to our dental clinic. Contact us today to book your first appointment.

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(514) 744-6444