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May 19

Discover the power of your smile with Willowbrook Dental Clinic.

What do you notice first when you meet someone? Chances are, it’s their smile. And while smiles are free, when we’re self-conscious about our teeth, it’s the last thing we want to do.

Teeth whitening is an easy, non-invasive way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. With the help of our highly trained team of hygienists and dentists at Willowbrook Dental Clinic, you’ll see just how great you look when you smile and how easy it is to brighten a room with your pearly whites.

What’s involved in cosmetic teeth whitening?

The process begins with a dental consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for cosmetic teeth whitening. Since there are different bleaching systems available, it’s important to choose one that will meet your needs. At your initial appointment, we will also make impressions of your teeth that will be used to create a mouthguard appliance for you.

At your next appointment, you’ll receive your mouthguard and the materials to begin whitening your teeth. Your dentist will go over the process with you and explain how to apply products and use them correctly. Most bleaching systems require 10-14 day use to achieve desired brightness.

Is teeth bleaching safe? Are there any side effects?

Recent students have shown teeth bleaching to be both safe and effective. While some patients may experience minor irritation and sensitivity, these side effects were short-term and resolved once the treatment ended. We use the best in dental technology to make sure your treatment goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

How long does it last?

Results typically last several years. The longevity of your whiteness depends partly on your personal habits and lifestyle like how often you drink coffee or tea.

Our patients typically have gel leftover from their initial teeth bleaching and the leftover product can be used in future as a touch-up to keep your smile looking its very best. Touch-ups can be done approximately every 6 months and usually take only 2-3 applications to restore vibrancy.

Is cosmetic teeth bleaching for you?

Our teeth change over time. If your smile has darkened from age, coffee/tea drinking, or smoking, cosmetic whitening may be a great option for you and is successful in the majority of cases. These types of stains respond better to treatment than stains caused by fluorosis or tetracycline.

If you have highly sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, or thinning enamel, bleaching is not recommended, and you may be a better candidate for porcelain veneers.

Willowbrook Dental Clinic is proud to offer a range of dental care options and services to get you on the path to a bright, healthier smile. Contact us today to learn more and get started.

Dr. Sophie Lertruchikun Willowbrook Blogger

Dr. Sophie Lertruchikun completed her dental training at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League University. She has been practicing general, cosmetics and family dentistry in the Surrey and Langley areas for over a decade now. She has a special interest in straightening teeth using Invisalign; as a certified Invisalign provider, she brings her knowledge and clinical training of this technology to straighten patient teeth to perfection.

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