Discover the Cost and Confidence-Boosting Benefits of Teeth Whitening
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Whitening Needs in Coquitlam
Why Choose Teeth Whitening?
Brighter and whiter teeth can greatly improve the aesthetics of any smile. Whiter teeth can reduce signs of aging and help you look your best for any occasion. Teeth whitening can be one of the best return-on-investment for any smile when compared to other treatments. The affordable cost fo teeth whitening is well worth the money and the least invasive dental procedure to improve your smile and is easily one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments.
With over 40 years of experience, our team at Coast Dental Coquitlam are experts in helping countless patients of ours achieve beautifully whiter and brighter smiles.
Your teeth are comprised of three different layers. There's the white enamel portion (the outer coating), dentin (the substance underneath your enamel), which is yellowish in colour. The last layer of your teeth is the pulp (which is the living part of your tooth), this layer contains your blood vessels and nerves.
The Effectiveness of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening involves the breakdown of the discoloration so your teeth end up looking whiter. Whether teeth whitening will work for you depends mostly on the causes of your discoloration. Each teeth whitening method involve varying degrees of effectiveness and permanency. Our dentists will advise you on which degree of whitening you should receive and which whitening process will be best for you.
Results do vary patient-by-patient because everyone has different teeth. Some patients are able to receive a new whiteness that's many shades lighter than their current colour, while others may find they only have the ability to achieve a single shade or two lighter.
Before any whitening treatment at Coast Dental Coquitlam, our team recommends that a cleaning is scheduled and a dental cleaning takes place by one of our hygienists to achieve optimal whitening results.
Our Teeth Whitening Services
Due to the different causes of teeth discoloration, it's important to have your dentist thoroughly assess your dental health before booking a whitening treatment. Your dental health can affect the end results, so it's best to discuss options with our team.
Coast Dental Coquitlam offers expert teeth whitening services in the Greater Vancouver Area, book an appointment with our team today!
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
Coast Dental Coquitlam uses the latest in teeth whitening technology. With our professional teeth whitening service, we use a patented gel in combination with a blue LED light - this combination of tools can cause your teeth to become up to 8 shades lighter. This dental whitening method will help reverse any stains or discoloration from food and drinks, or ageing.
During this dental whitening procedure, one of our dentists will apply a rubber protection shield and a liquid latex compound to protect your gums, then they'll the gel compound to your teeth in multiple intervals over the course of the treatment. Any sensitivity you may have can be reduced with the variable-setting LED lamp.
The main benefit of professional dental whitening is the almost immediate-results you'll see after just one treatment at our clinic. Depending on the level of discoloration a patient may have, some patients opt for multiple treatments at our clinic.
At-Home Teeth Whitening VS.
Professional Teeth Whitening
At-home Teeth whitening vs In-chair teeth whitening is a commonly discussed topic.The main differences between at-home whitening kits and professionally performed whitening treatments are the cost and effectiveness. Many patients that choose to use an at-home whitening kit end up opting for a professional teeth whitening session at Coast Dental Coquitlam. At-home kits are less efficient and can cause higher risks for some patients due to the lack of regulation involved.
Professional teeth whitening at Coast Dental Coquitlam is performed by a teeth-whitening certified dentist to ensure optimal results are achieved. Professional whitening also lasts much longer and is performed by a licensed dentist who can advise patients on their individual requirements, as opposed to at-home whitening kits where no professional guidance is implemented during the appointment and after-care.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two types of tooth discolouration: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic discolouration- that is, staining confined to the enamel – is most commonly caused by age, diet and poor oral hygiene. As we age, our tooth enamel can thin and start to reveal the yellow dentin beneath. In addition, diet and poor oral hygiene can cause our tooth enamel to stain, especially if our diet is high in sugars and acidic food and if we don’t maintain good oral hygiene. Teeth whitening treatment is most effective in removing this kind of staining.
Intrinsic discolouration - that is, discolouration of the inner structure of the tooth – can be the result of trauma. This could include impact to the tooth when you were a child, such as a fall that damaged the developing permanent tooth; or trauma that involved internal bleeding, which discoloured the permanent tooth. Intrinsic staining usually requires additional dental treatment to achieve whitening.
Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. We recommend having a check up with your dentist in advance. This can be scheduled at the time of your teeth clean, so your dentist can assess for sensitivity, tooth decay, existing restorations, gum disease and any oral conditions that could hinder the effectiveness of the teeth whitening procedure. If you have veneers, crowns or fillings, they will not change colour with whitening, which means you can be left with different-coloured teeth.
Teeth whitening is generally safe when used in the correct way. One of the biggest risks associated with teeth whitening arises when it is applied incorrectly or by someone who is not properly qualified.
Because a bleaching agent is involved, some of the side effects of teeth whitening can include damage to the gums, tooth sensitivity and irritation, and possibly bleeding in the oesophagus and stomach if the bleach is swallowed.
Sensitivity from teeth whitening usually only lasts a day or two. Patients with receding gums, cracks in their teeth or failing restorations (which can result in leaking) are the most likely to experience sensitivity. Gum irritation can arise as a result of contact between the whitening agent and your gums.
Teeth whitening can be performed by any of our general dentists at Coast Dental. Visit our team page for more information on all our dentists.
We have a teeth whitening centre open on Saturdays. This is when we designate a number of dental chairs solely for teeth whitening procedures performed by our general dentist. As teeth whitening centre hours vary from general practice hours please call our team on (604) 942-6282 for more information.
After any teeth whitening procedure, it is recommended that you avoid smoking, drinking coffee, tea, soft drink and red wine, eating highly coloured foods (such as berries or beetroot) and using mouthwash. These can all reverse the effectiveness of teeth whitening and further stain your teeth. These images are simply an educational guide and by no means represent a guarantee of outcome.
With over 20 years’ experience in teeth whitening at Coast Dental, we are the experts in helping our patients achieve a whiter and brighter smile.
With a large team of general dentists, hygienists and specialists, we can take care of all of your dental needs, while having an extensive practice also means we can afford the latest and best technology. Our team keeps up to date with advances in in-home and in-chair whitening methods, ensuring our patients always receive optimum treatment.
Our central location makes us the Melbourne dentist of choice when it comes to convenience. And with so many dentists available, you will find it easy to book an appointment when you want one.
*Teeth Whitening Centre Hours vary from General Practice Hours. Please call our team on (604) 942-6282 for more information on our $375 teeth whitening special.