Teeth Whitening in Winnipeg
Reinvigorate Your Smile
As we age, our teeth can naturally become darker and stained, both inside the tooth and on the surface. This can cause a decrease in confidence and self-esteem, as a bright and white smile is often associated with youth and vitality.
At LifeSmiles Dental, we offer Power Whitening treatments, where you may be able to see results in just one session. We also provide take-home whitening trays for whenever you need a touch-up.
These treatments can effectively remove stains and discoloration, restoring your teeth's natural brightness. So whether you choose our in-office treatment or our take-home trays, we can help you leave a lasting impression on people with your shining smile.
Anyone with healthy teeth and gums may be a candidate for teeth whitening. The team at LifeSmiles Dental can help you determine if whitening your teeth is right for you.
Treatment Options To Fit Your Lifestyle
In-office or take-home teeth whitening... it's your choice.
Our goal is to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile, your way. That's why we offer 2 treatment options—in our office with our dental team or a touch-up process you can do at home. Either way, you'll be on your way to your new smile!
What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening can enhance your smile and boost your confidence by effectively removing stains and discolouration caused by things like aging, coffee, tea, or tobacco.
Additionally, teeth whitening can indirectly help improve your oral hygiene by motivating you to maintain a healthier oral care routine and visit your dentist regularly.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening works by using bleaching agents that penetrate the enamel and break down stains. Our dentists use a peroxide-based gel, which reacts with the discoloured molecules on the tooth surface, resulting in a brighter smile.
Every patient has a unique teeth shade. During your consultation, your dentist will evaluate your teeth thoroughly to help you choose the appropriate shade for your smile.
In-Office Power Whitening Session
Our in-office teeth whitening option can safely, efficiently, and effectively whiten your teeth. Our Power Whitening session is a one-hour custom whitening treatment personalized to your smile.
How does it work? First, a barrier is applied around your gums to protect them, and then a thin layer of whitening gel is applied to each tooth. Then, our whitening light gets to work breaking down stain molecules.
Upon successful completion of your treatment, your teeth will appear visibly whiter.
Whiter Image Take-Home Kit
If you need a touch-up in the future, we also offer a take-home kit that is easy to follow and can be done on your own time. Our Whiter Image take-home kit includes 15 applications of gel and whitening trays to help maintain your smile.
To use the kit, apply a whitening gel to these trays and wear them according to the directions for use. At the end of the treatment period, you should notice that your teeth appear visibly whiter.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at LifeSmiles Dental.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening treatments typically last six to twelve months with proper care. It is recommended that you ask your dentist to “touch up” your smile with maintenance applications after four to six months.
Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Dental insurance does not typically cover the cost of teeth whitening.
Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
One short-term side effect of teeth whitening may be sensitivity. For most patients, this fades away within a few days following a whitening session. To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste before treatment and for at least two weeks following your treatment.
Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
There are two types of staining: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are on the inner structure of your teeth, and extrinsic stains are on the surface of your teeth (enamel). At-home whitening methods only affect extrinsic stains.
If having a whiter smile is important to you but your teeth have non-responsive stains, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic treatments such as dental crowns or veneers that may be a better fit for you.
Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
Unfortunately not. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth and will not work on existing dental restorations such as dental crowns or veneers. If crowns or veneers are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
When used as directed, teeth whitening products are very unlikely to damage your dental enamel. Always consult with your dentist to ensure you are using any teeth whitening products safely. If you experience any pain, sensitivity, or discomfort anywhere in your mouth, let your dentist know right away. Even if it’s not related to whitening, they will be able to help.