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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

We all want a brighter, healthier smile, but did you know there are actually many benefits to be had from professional teeth whitening in Guelph?


Benefits of Teeth Whitening Offered at Westwood & Starwood Dental in Guelph

As we age, our teeth begin to show signs of discolouration, especially if you’ve ever been a regular smoker or tea, coffee or soda drinker. This tends to make many people feel self-conscious about their smiles, but there are plenty of things you can do about it. If you’ve ever wanted a brighter, healthier smile, Westwood & Starwood Dental offer teeth whitening in Guelph to help you make it happen. By enrolling in our “White for Life” teeth whitening program, you’re one step closer to achieving the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted thanks to our help.


The Different Types of Whitening Solutions

There are now more teeth whitening products available on the market than ever before, but the savvy consumer should know they are not all created equal. Here are the basic differences among the most common methods:


Whitening Toothpastes

While all toothpastes work to effectively remove surface stains from your teeth, specially designed whitening toothpastes contain additional polishing agents to provide even more effective stain removal. While whitening toothpastes have been known to lighten your teeth by at least a shade or two, the whitening solutions offered by a dentist have been known to lighten your teeth by at least three to eight shades.


Whitening Strips and Gels

Whitening gels contain peroxide to help remove surface stains from your teeth. A little bit of gel is applied to the teeth using a small brush, and results may be seen within the first few days of using it. Whitening strips are thin, practically invisible strips that are applied to your teeth and also contain a peroxide coating to help remove surface stains. Both whitening methods have been known to produce noticeable results for about four months.


Whitening Mouth Rinses

One of the newer over-the-counter whitening methods are whitening mouth rinses, which are swished around in your mouth twice a day before brushing. These rinses contain hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth in about 12 weeks – they tend to take a little longer than other methods because they have such short contact with teeth.


Our “White for Life” Program

Westwood & Starwood Dental provide a convenient, customized take-home teeth whitening solution that begins with a simple in-office visit to one of our two dental clinics in Guelph. When you come in for your teeth whitening appointment, we’ll create a customized whitening tray that has been specially adapted for your teeth. While you could get a tooth whitening toothpaste, gel or whitening strips over the counter at your local supermarket, many patients achieve more noticeable, lasting results with our system because it features a stronger concentration of whitening solution.


Benefits of Our Teeth Whitening

As part of our “White for Life” program, you’ll receive custom whitening trays, four syringes of our professional whitening solution and a syringe of solution during every hygiene appointment at our clinics thereafter. Our teeth whitening system is safe, convenient and easy to use for patients of all ages. It’s no wonder that so many patients prefer it! Here are a few of the many benefits to be found from using our take-home teeth whitening system:

Customized especially for you – It’s not one-size-fits-all here! By creating a tray based on an impression of your teeth, say goodbye to ill-fitting whitening trays and strips forever!

Quick and easy treatment – While many over-the-counter whitening products won’t show noticeable results for weeks or even months, you should notice results from ours in far less time!

Comfortable and convenient – While many patients have reported sensitivity issues with other whitening products, ours should feel more comfortable because they’re better-fitting. We’ll also ensure you leave with plenty of whitening solution to comfortably fill your custom trays in-between visits.

More effective results – Getting a professional teeth whitening solution should produce longer-lasting, more dramatic results than those produced from an over-the-counter counterpart.


Accepting New Patients at Our Guelph Dental Clinics

Now accepting new patients, Westwood & Starwood Dental offer family dentistry in Guelph from our two dental clinics found at 530 Willow Road and 235 Starwood Drive. From routine cleanings and dental checkups to our teeth whitening solutions, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers and bonded fillings, we provide general dental care suitable for patients of all ages. To schedule a consultation to determine how you could further benefit from our teeth whitening solutions, please contact us today via phone or email. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy smile you’ve always envisioned!


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