Teeth Whitening Collingwood
What is Teeth Whitening?
Finding a Dentist for Professional Teeth Whitening in Collingwood is a great option for those looking for a brighter smile! Teeth Whitening, also known as ‘Teeth Bleaching’, is one of the easiest and most affordable Cosmetic Dental treatments to improve your smile. As we age, our teeth become stained by different foods and drinks that we regularly consume such as coffee, wine, vinegars, and sodas. When applied correctly, Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to restore the brightness of your smile and have your teeth looking healthier and whiter in a single visit!
More specifically, Teeth Whitening includes the use of Peroxide-based bleaching agents with varying levels of peroxide concentrations. Professional In-Office Whitening systems contain a higher concentration of Peroxide than Over-the-Counter products that are typically used at home. Applying too high of a peroxide concentration for too long can damage your tooth’s enamel and lead to increased sensitivity. This is why it’s important to consult with our dentists before considering your options for Teeth Whitening in Collingwood.
What are the Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth?
There are two main options for Teeth Whitening in Collingwood – In-Office Professional Whitening and At-Home options. At Collingwood Family Dental, we always recommend consulting with our dentists for the best Teeth Whitening options for your unique case.
Two Options for Teeth Whitening:
1. Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
At Collingwood Family Dental, our team is extensively trained with Zoom! Teeth Whitening products for In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening. The procedure is completed in the dental chair and typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the patient’s oral health condition. However, it’s highly recommended to have a full Teeth Cleaning before the Zoom Whitening treatment to maximize its effectiveness.
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening is the most effective and safe way to whiten your teeth as it takes place under the direct supervision of a dental professional. When applied correctly, In-Office Professional Whitening should be safe, controlled, and pain-free. It involves the use of high-percentage peroxide ointments that are not available with Take-Home Teeth Whitening options.
Unfortunately, not all patients are candidates for Zoom! Whitening as it depends on the patient’s oral health condition, previous dental treatments, and medical history. Our dental professionals at Collingwood Family Dental will be able to tell you if you’re an In-Office Whitening candidate or not.
How is Professional Teeth Whitening Done?
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening, or Teeth Bleaching, is completed in one of our dental chairs at Collingwood Family Dental. An appointment for Professional Zoom Whitening typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes and requires only one visit to the office, not including any previously required dental treatments.
Here is how Teeth Whitening is done at Collingwood Family Dental:
Our Dental Professional will cover your lips and gums for protection
The Zoom Whitening gel will be applied to your teeth
3. Zoom Light
Our specially designed Zoom Whitening light will shine on the gel to activate the process
This process is repeated 2-3 times until the desired effect is achieved by our Dental Professional
Results can be recognized within an hour! After the procedure, our Dental Professionals at Collingwood Family Dental will provide you with post procedure instructions which include foods and drinks to avoid and oral hygiene tips to help keep your teeth white.
How Much Does Professional Teeth Whitening Cost?
Depending on the type of Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening system used, the service can cost anywhere between $200 and $2,000. At Collingwood Family Dental, our team offers Zoom In-Office Whitening services for $399. We also have affordable Take-Home options available, which includes Opalesence Go-Kits. Our Dental Professionals would be more than happy to discuss your options for Teeth Whitening in Collingwood while you’re here at the office!
At Collingwood Family Dental, our fees are based on the current year’s Ontario Dental Fee Guide, which is provided by the Ontario Dental Association. These fees are subject to annual updates from the Ontario Dental Association.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
While Teeth Whitening is generally safe when applied correctly, using bleaching agents can cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums. At Collingwood Family Dental, we recommend having your Teeth Whitened under the direct supervision of one of our Dental professionals. If you prefer At-Home Teeth Whitening solutions, we recommend speaking with one of our Dental professionals about the right take home kit for you.
If you’re considering using an At-Home Teeth Whitening kit that is not recommended by our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental, you may experience less desirable results and possibly damage to your teeth.
Here are some of the possible damages that may occur when using Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening products:
– Tooth sensitivity
– Dentin and Enamel damage
– Discolouration and increased risk of staining
– Increased risk of tooth fracture
– Etching of your teeth
– Gum damage and/ or irritation
While Whitening your Teeth is a great Cosmetic Dentistry option, you should always consult with a dentist before choosing a Teeth Whitening treatment in Collingwood. Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental will be able to go over all of your Teeth Whitening options and provide insight as to which treatment is best suited for your unique oral health condition.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Covered by Dental Insurance?
As a purely Cosmetic Dental service, Professional Teeth Whitening is not often covered by Dental Insurances. However, you may have a Health Care Spending account that may cover this treatment entirely! It’s worth contacting your Dental or Health Insurance Provider to see if you have a Health Care Spending Account under your Insurance Plan. Our team would be happy to help go over your Dental Insurance Plan coverage with you to see what options are available!
At Collingwood Family Dental, we offer Direct Insurance Billing for the convenience of our patients. This means we submit your claim and collect payments on your behalf. You are simply responsible for any co-payments, deductibles, or other plan fees at the time of service.
Searching for Teeth Whitening in Collingwood?
Finding Teeth Whitening options in Collingwood isn’t too difficult. There are many options available on Amazon or at your local pharmacy. However, we always recommend a Dentist for Teeth Whitening treatment as dentists have the ability to use more efficient Teeth Whitening agents in a controlled health care setting.
The best dentist for Teeth Whitening will not only be able to provide you with a safe and effective Teeth Whitening treatment, but also provide a full range of Cosmetic and Comprehensive dental services to help you achieve your dream smile.
At Collingwood Family Dental, we offer Teeth Whitening services, including both Take-Home Teeth Whitening and Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening options. It’s always recommended to have a proper Dental Exam and Cleaning before proceeding with Teeth Whitening treatment in order to maximize the Whitening Agent’s effectiveness.
Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental will be able to answer any questions you have about the process for getting Teeth Whitening in Collingwood!
How to Schedule an Appointment for Teeth Whitening at Collingwood Family Dental
To schedule an appointment for Teeth Whitening at Collingwood Family Dental, feel free to call, email, walk-in, or schedule your appointment online on our website using our ‘Book Online’ feature. Our team of professionals would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about getting Teeth Whitening in Collingwood!
Our Teeth Whitening services are available to both existing and New Patients as well as walk-ins to our location at 1 Huron St, Collingwood. We are located downtown next to the Collingwood Harbour with lots of Free Parking available!
Our Teeth Whitening services are not only available to the people of Collingwood, but also those in the areas of Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, Nottawa, Clarksburg, Springwater, New Lowell, Creemore, Stayner, Clearview, and the surrounding areas! We are always Welcoming New Patients and offer Direct Insurance Billing and Emergency Dental Care for the convenience of our patients!