beautiful white teeth and smile from professional teeth whitening in ottawaGetting a professional teeth whitening treatment is a great way to boost your confidence and improve the appearance of your smile. When you come in for a consultation with one of our Ottawa cosmetic dentists, we’ll examine your teeth, determine your level of sensitivity, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

What is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a system that uses a prescription strength bleaching gel to brighten your teeth, under the oversight of a dentist.


4 Reasons to Get Professional Teeth Whitening

When deciding whether you should whiten your smile or not, consider the following common reasons that we hear from our patients:

A Special Occasion: Ensure that your smile looks it’s best for life’s important milestones such as:  a graduation, a milestone birthday, a wedding, or an important job interview.

Improve the Signs of Aging: Tooth stain and discolouration gets worse with age. It’s a typical result of everyday use. Whitening can help reduce the signs of aging on your tooth enamel.

Help Eliminate Stains from Smoking or Diet Choices: Nicotine stains teeth, as do certain drinks like coffee and red wine. Professional whitening can help eliminate accumulated discoloration.

Feel Better About Yourself: Getting a professional teeth whitening treatment can be quite a confidence booster.  With whiter teeth, you’ll be more likely to show off your smile.

4 Benefits of Getting Professional Teeth Whitening

There are significant advantages to getting your teeth professionally whitened rather than doing it yourself at home with an over the counter product.

Prescription Strength: Your dentist can provide you with a professional grade whitening formula that’s more powerful and provides better results than any bleaching product you can find over the counter.

Better Gum Protection: The gum tissue can be sensitive to the ingredients in bleaching formulas.  When you choose a professional whitening system, measures are taken to ensure gums are protected.

Custom Tailored Specifically for You: Over the counter whitening trays or strips are “one size fits all” products. Most of them, however, won’t fit properly and the whitening results can be uneven and possibly cause gums sensitivity.

When choosing to go the professional route, one of our Ottawa dentists will make a set of custom fit trays that allow for a uniform gel application and coverage of all proper surfaces of your teeth while protecting your gums. Short, large, or crooked teeth aren’t a problem when your treatment is being custom tailored specifically for you.

Professional Assistance: If anything should go wrong – you lose a tray, you experience sensitivity, or you need a stronger solution – the professionals at Parkdale Dental Centre are here to assist you. You will feel confident of what to do when you take advantage of one of our professional whitening systems.


At-Home Teeth Whitening System 

Whitening your teeth at home with our professional strength formula is easy. First, you’ll come in to have impressions taken of your teeth so we can make custom trays. Once they’re ready to be picked up, you’ll return for another quick office visit.  We’ll make sure the trays fit as they should and show you how to use them with the gel that’s included.

Over the next few days, you’ll wear the bleach-filled trays for about a half hour at a time in the comfort of your own home. You’ll begin to notice whiter teeth within just a few days. Optimal results will be seen after one to two weeks.

When finished bleaching, store your trays in a safe place to reuse them or touch up your whitening later. All you need is a bleach refill kit that you can pick up at our office.


Alternative to Bleaching: Dental Veneers

Bleaching works on natural teeth, but it won’t change the color of bonding or crowns.  If you want significantly whiter teeth, a permanent solution, or if you are looking to change the shape and size of your teeth, then porcelain veneers may be a better immediate option for your smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening Costs

It’s not much of a surprise that professional whitening systems seem to cost more than those available over the counter. However, you’ll see the financial benefit of professional whitening because of results that are better, faster, and easier to maintain.


Call Today for Your Consultation

Get the whiter, brighter smile you want.  Call Parkdale Dental Centre of Ottawa today to request a consultation.