Teeth Whitening


A bright white smile is a dream for everyone. There are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of your teeth.

Let us provide you the information of all of your teeth whitening options. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-coloured teeth may not bleach as well, and greyish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. If you have had bonding or tooth-coloured fillings placed in your front teeth the whitener will not affect the colour of these materials. These restorations stand out in your newly whitened smile. You may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.

If you are a candidate for teeth whitening there are several ways to whiten your smile. Consult your Dentist at Manning Valley Dental today.

There are 3 possible teeth whitening combinations available with us

In-office bleaching:

This procedure is called chair-side bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light may be used. Involves 6 to 10 top and bottom front teeth, 12 to 20 total. Total number of teeth whitened depends on the presenting conditions.

Although the teeth are isolated and soft tissues are protected, it is possible some of the whitening solution can contact the tissues. The tissues may temporarily turn white and be sensitive. This will go away in a few hours at most. Postoperative colour rebound is possible sometimes for this procedure.

Take-home bleaching:

Dentists take impressions of upper and lower jaw and fabricate bleaching trays. Trays cover all top and bottom teeth. One box of whitening solution (possibly two) is usually needed. Trays can be worn while sleeping or during the day. This technique can take several weeks to complete. Trays can be kept and used in the future, with only a syringe of whitening gel to “touch up” teeth before important events. Food and drink will yellow teeth over time.

A combination of in-office and at-home tray teeth whitening:

This is the fastest, most effective, and best value. The in-office teeth whitening are done in one appointment. The trays stabilise the colour, reduce rebound, and are available for the future.

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