Dr. Iqbal Dhaliwal
Ph. 250.374.1511

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations can be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed few years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown or stained teeth.

What does in-office tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment we will try in the trays for proper fit. We will instruct you on how to apply the bleaching material. The trays are typically worn with special whitening solution once a day for several weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. You can experience minor tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

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