Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Richmond Hill

Teeth whitening

Few things are as beautiful and inviting as a big, white, healthy smile, and it’s the first thing most people notice.

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with white, sparkling teeth. Aside from genetics, there are many factors that can affect the colour of our teeth, including foods and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrants. Smoking, aging and certain antibiotics can also give a yellowish or grayish tint to teeth.

Fortunately, professional teeth whitening services rid you of these stains so you can wear a beautiful smile. At Michael Foo Dental Clinic in Richmond Hill, we offer different teeth whitening treatments and suggest the one that best matches your needs, timeframe and budget.

Reasons to Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

Are you considering over-the-counter teeth whitening products? Here are some of the benefits assured by professional teeth whitening services at our clinic.

  1. 1. Best Outcome

You may consider store-bought teeth whitening products to be an inexpensive alternative to professional treatments, but that’s not necessarily the case. When you factor in the cost of repeat applications and the potential dissatisfaction from switching between brands, it’s definitely not worth your time and money. It usually only takes a sitting or two to get your pearly whites done professionally. The results usually last longer than what you get from whitening products.

  1. 2. Perfect Shade

The same shade of white doesn’t suit everyone. A snow white smile that looks perfect on one person, for instance, may look fake on another. That’s why store-bought whitening products aren’t for us all. Or they may either not work at all or give unexpected results. When you get teeth whitening done professionally, your dentist considers several factors, including your lifestyle and skin tone, to come up with the shade that suits you best.

  1. 3. Safety

Inexpensive over-the-counter teeth whiteners can result in permanent stains on teeth or weakened roots. With professional treatments, your dentist uses the right tools (and chemicals) for the job, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

The doctors, technicians and staff at Michael Foo Dental Clinic are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible. We strongly believe that dental health is a necessity, not a luxury. That’s why we’ve tried to make our dental treatments cost-effective. Call us at 905-771-0788 to know more about our teeth cleaning and whitening services in Richmond Hill.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? 

Professional teeth whitening is a common way to get bright, white teeth and a beautiful smile. Considered part of cosmetic dentistry, it’s an ideal way for people who have become self-conscious about the colour of their teeth to address the situation. When you get in touch with us for teeth whitening services in Richmond Hill, here’s our process: 

  • ● We start with a consultation before the teeth whitening process begins, as the dentist must know your dental history. For instance, if you have large fillings or crowns.
  • ● Then comes the appointment. A lip retractor is inserted to make your teeth easy to access.
  • ● A gel will be applied to your gums around your front teeth and hardened with a high-powered light. This protects your gums from the bleaching chemicals used to whiten your teeth. Sometimes a compound is also applied on the teeth to prevent sensitivity.
  • ● The dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide gel to your front teeth. It penetrates the porous outer layer of your teeth and the chemical reaction (called oxidation) breaks apart the stain on your teeth. To accelerate the whitening process, a high-powered laser will be applied to the gel.
  • ● The process involves multiple applications where the dentist will rinse off the gel and reapply it. The whole process in one session takes around 40 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening 

Do you have any questions about teeth whitening? We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked ones. 

1) Does teeth whitening work on dentures, crowns or veneers? 

Teeth whitening is meant to enhance the natural whiteness of your enamel. It will have little to no effect on pre-existing dental work like dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers. 

2) How long does teeth whitening last?

It can last from six months to two years depending on your oral hygiene. That said, avoiding coffee, red wine and other food items that cause staining, as well as smoking, can help preserve results. 

3) Does dental insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening? 

Typically, dental insurance does not cover the cost of teeth whitening. 

4) At what age is it safe to get one’s teeth whitened? 

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that no bleaching products should be used on children under 12 years old. 

5) Does the whitening solution weaken my teeth?

Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective procedure. It will not harm your natural enamel. 

6) Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone? 

No. It is advisable to consult your dentist before whitening your teeth. If you have oral health conditions such as tooth decay or gum disease, you need to get them treated before arranging a cosmetic dentistry session. 

Why Choose Us?

Michael Foo Dental Clinic is one of the most sought-after destinations for teeth whitening in Richmond Hill. Our qualified team of dental professionals specialize in various cosmetic dentistry services. Their rich experience combined with the latest technology allows us to offer our customers exceptional dental care services. Apart from teeth whitening, our dental services include veneers, crowns and bridges; emergency dental care; root canals; and orthodontic treatment. 

We aim to help you achieve a perfectly healthy smile with our professional teeth whitening services. Our conveniently located clinic, friendly staff, hygienic environment and professional approach make us a trusted name for oral health care services. Schedule an appointment today and take a step towards a beautiful smile.

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    2020 Mar 28
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