Teeth Whitening
Restore and Brighten Your Smile

There are many reasons why a patient may require teeth whitening. Discoloration or stains from age or lifestyle habits can impact your confidence and self-esteem. However, over-the-counter teeth whitening products can sometimes have risks, so it is important to speak to a professional for help.

With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones will work. Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your natural smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening – What to Expect

The teeth whitening procedure is simple and pain-free. Our practice offers two different teeth whitening methods:

1. Whitening Trays

At your first appointment, our dentist, Dr. Sarah Latterell, will take an impression of your arches to make the custom whitening tray. Each tray comes with Colgate Optic White professional whitening serum – a professional strength whitening gel.

During your second visit, you will receive a consultation on how to use the gel and trays to ensure the best results. The trays are reusable and you can purchase refill syringes of the whitening gel at any time should you run out.

2. Whitening pen kit with LED light

The whitening pen kit with LED light is a universal kit and therefore does not require an initial impression of the mouth. We will provide you with the Colgate Optic White Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit. The kit comes with a pen of whitening serum and a LED light.

Each night, the patient applies the whitening serum with the LED light for 10 minutes to set the gel. In the morning, the gel is then brushed off. The LED light comes with a charger, and refill pens can be purchased if you run out. LED lights are reusable.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Is teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening is a safe procedure. You may experience some tooth sensitivity immediately after whitening, but this is normal. If you experience any pain for longer than 12 hours, you should book an appointment with Dr. Sarah immediately.

Is teeth whitening permanent?
Teeth whitening is not permanent, however, it can last from up to a few months to a few years. If you avoid lifestyle habits that contribute to stained teeth such as drinking coffee, wine, or smoking, then your teeth will stay whiter for much longer.

How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic dental procedure and is unlikely to be covered by insurance. If you think you’d like to have your teeth whitened, book a consultation with Dr. Sarah Latterell today.