How does free Whitening for Life work?

Book a full check-up and cleaning

Impressions taken of your teeth. Your Devon dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for professional whitening and give treatment recommendations if necessary.

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The team at Devon Neighbourhood dental

Receive custom home-whitening trays and whitening gels

receive free custom whitening trays at Devon dental

Book your 6 month hygiene or your full re-care visit in advance to receive MORE whitening gels for FREE

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Whitening can be expensive over a lifetime. And many patients find it cumbersome to use over-the-counter whitening products. But now, custom home-whitening can be included in your routine dental care at Devon Neighbourhood Dental.

When you complete your comprehensive adult exam, xrays and cleaning (scaling, polish and fluoride treatment); we will create custom trays which you can fill with our prescription whitening gels. This is a complimentary service. AND, when you pre-book your next hygiene or recare visit we will renew your whitening gels for free. Which means, the more you visit, the more you can  have whiter teeth for life!

Not every adult (over 18 years) will be a good candidate for whitening. It is up to the dentist’s discretion to prescribe the gels and trays. If you have extreme sensitivity to temperatures, sweets or other ingredients, then you may not be a good candidate for this treatment. A careful consultation with the dentists at our devon dental clinic can determine how you achieve whiter and brighter teeth without compromising your comfort and health.

You can choose to have your teeth whitened if they are discolored, yellowish or stained. Teeth can get discolored due to genetics, poor dental hygiene, injury or trauma to the teeth, consumption of certain foods like tea, coffee and red wine, certain medications, smoking or chewing tobacco, and age.

Teeth whitening

should be avoided if:

  • You are pregnant.
  • You have dental cavities.
  • You have receded gums.
  • You have exposed dental roots.
  • You have dental veneers.
  • You have porcelain or ceramic crowns.
  • You have teeth that have undergone root canals.
  • You have cracks in your teeth

If you have some of these conditions your dentist will recommend postponing the procedure in the case of a pregnancy or first taking care of the other problems. In case of teeth that have undergone a root canal you dentist might recommend a different procedure for whitening.

How does the procedure work?

At Devon Neighbourhood Dental, Dr. Laheeb Quddusi will first give you a full oral examination to determine if teeth whitening is right for you. If you are a good candidate the dentist will explain the whole procedure to you.

Dr. Quddusi will first take pictures of your teeth to be able to track progress of the whitening. Your teeth will then be cleaned thoroughly to remove any plaque or food particles that might be stuck between your teeth. Next a mould of your teeth will be taken in order to prepare the trays that will hold the whitening gel.

On a following visit you will be ready to have your teeth whitened. Your gums will be covered with a special substance which will help protect them during the procedure. The trays with the whitening gel will then be placed on your upper and lower teeth. The trays will fit your teeth perfectly because they have been made from moulds of your teeth. The whitening gel is made with hydrogen peroxide and the strength is determined by the amount of whitening your teeth require. The gel will have to remain on your teeth for half an hour to ninety minutes. The hydrogen peroxide in the gel will bleach your teeth and cause the color to lighten.

Depending on your individual case the dentist might need to give you a teeth whitening pack to take home and use every day between visits to help improve the results. It could take up to four weeks to see the desired results from teeth whitening.

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

Under normal circumstances the results of teeth whitening can last from six months to one year. However if you continue to consume dark colored foods that can stain your teeth, take certain medications, or smoke the results might only last a couple of months. You can have the teeth whitening procedure repeated annually if you wish to keep your smile dazzling.

How white will my teeth get?

The exact results will depend solely on the original color of your teeth and the reason for the discoloration. It is not possible to say if your teeth will be flawlessly white after the procedure without the dentist first giving you an oral examination. However you will see results. Teeth will be visibly lighter in color, more evenly colored and stains will be considerably reduced. If you wish to have your teeth even whiter you can talk to your dentist about the possibility of lengthening the procedure. The dentist will be able to advise you if a longer procedure is safe depending on your tooth structure.

Are there any side effects?

There are no known major side effects to teeth whitening. In some cases the bleaching might make teeth feel sensitive for a few days after the procedure but this will pass. If your teeth continue to feel sensitive for a prolonged period of time then please contact your dentist. Also contact your dentist if you feel any irritation or soreness in your gums.

Devon Neighbourhood Dental

Dr. Laheeb Quddusi is a Devon local who has lived in the area for over twenty years. The Devon Neighbourhood Dental office is located conveniently in the heart of town and easy to access. Our office has recently been renovated and has the most up-to-date equipment, is clean and comfortable. Dr. Quddusi takes care with each patient and delivers only the best service. Contact us for an appointment if you would like to book us for a teeth whitening procedure.