Cosmetic teeth whitening. Discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious when you smile, speak and laugh.
Brighten Your Smile
Professional Teeth Whitening
Cosmetic teeth whitening. Discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious when you smile, speak, and laugh. At My Dental Club, we believe our patients deserve pearly whites they can be proud of, so we offer teeth whitening options to keep your smile fresh and bright. We treat yellow, discolored teeth with professional-grade products that produce beautiful results! A simple whitening can be life-changing, so don’t wait any longer to schedule your appointment.
What’s The Difference?
Professional vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening
With so many over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening options available, many patients consider treating their own teeth at home. The main differences between professional and OTC whitenings are safety and results. Our dentists provide exceptional results, often in just one appointment for in-office whitenings, and we use custom trays that protect your gums from sensitivity and harsh bleaching agents. It is also important to note that some OTC whitening products like charcoal toothpaste and rubber “tooth polishers” can actually damage your enamel. For the best whitening results, come to My Dental Club for personalized care.
Get Fast Results
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you value fast results, in-office whitening is definitely a better option for you. Our in-office teeth whitening can provide you with a smile that’s up to 5-10 shades whiter in just a single appointment. That means in-office whitening is a superior choice if you need to have your teeth whitened for a special occasion, or would just like faster results.
Once your teeth have been cleaned, one of our dentists will apply a powerful, peroxide-based whitening compound to your enamel. Then, this compound will be excited by a special UV light, boosting its whitening power. This process may be repeated several times. Treatment typically takes less than an hour, and you’ll leave our office with superior results and a confident smile.
Treatment On Your Terms
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
We can also create take-home teeth whitening trays for a more gentle, gradual treatment. If you choose this option, our dentists will send you home with a custom-made whitening tray. This is an ideal treatment for patients who want a more natural whitening process and who prefer not to spend time in the dentist’s chair.
Take-home whitening is also usually a bit cheaper than in-office whitening. Not only that, but it offers more subtle results since your teeth will become whiter over a period of several weeks, rather than a single appointment.
Smile With Confidence
The Benefits Of A Brighter Smile
- Yellowing and staining are natural signs of aging, and a white smile will make you look younger and healthier.
- You’ll feel more confident when you smile and laugh because you won’t need to worry about unsightly stains.
- Teeth whitening is affordable, completely non-invasive, and offers spectacular results in a little as one appointment.
How Can I Maintain
My Whitened Smile
There are a number of steps that you can take to preserve your newly-whitened teeth to ensure that your smile looks bright and beautiful for years to come.
First and foremost, make sure that you brush at least twice a day for two minutes, and floss once a day. You should also see your dentist for a check-up and cleaning every six months. This will help remove surface stains and prevent the buildup of plaque, which can become stained easily.
Smoking or using oral tobacco will ruin your smile and cause stains and yellowing in just a few months. Now is a great time to work on quitting your habit.
In addition, you may want to consider reducing your intake of staining beverages like cola, tea, coffee, and wine. You can also start drinking these beverages through a straw. Since the straw prevents direct contact with most of your teeth, this helps prevent stain buildup.
Brushing with a whitening toothpaste and using a whitening mouthwash can also help. Look for products that have hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as an active ingredient. When used regularly, these products can help halt & reverse stain buildup.
Finally, you may want to consider occasional touch-ups every 1-2 years. Stains may build up even if you take great care of your teeth, and our team can remove them and ensure that your smile remains bright and beautiful.
Which Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Option
Is Right For Me?
Cosmetic Teeth whitening does cause some mild sensitivity in most patients. The whiteners used to bleach your teeth will make your teeth feel a bit more sensitive to heat and cold, but you should not feel any significant pain or discomfort. After your treatment concludes, it should fade within just a few days, and your teeth will feel completely normal once again.
However, if you already have sensitive teeth, you should discuss this with the team at My Dental Club. We may opt to use a lower level of whitener, or schedule multiple teeth whitening appointments. This is to ensure that your whitening treatment does not make your sensitivity worse. Contact us for more details, and to discuss your options.
What to Expect
Does Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Cause Tooth Sensitivity?
Cosmetic Teeth whitening is a gentle, effective treatment that can lift years of dental stains and reveal a more vibrant, rejuvenated smile. Teeth whitening may be combined with restorative dentistry treatments to completely rejuvenate and restore the smile. Although teeth whitening is safe, it can leave some patients with a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity after treatment.
What Causes Tooth Sensitivity after Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?
Tooth sensitivity is a possible side effect after teeth whitening and is most often caused by the bleaching solution used to whiten teeth. This solution can remove minerals within the enamel and cause the teeth to become temporarily porous, exposing microtubules within the teeth.
These tubules, called dentinal tubules, are microscopic channels that lead from the surface of the teeth to the center of the teeth, where the dental nerves are housed. When dentinal tubules become exposed, dental sensitivity will increase. Minerals generally replenish on the teeth within a few days of teeth whitening, and tooth sensitivity typically resolves.
The Symptoms of Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening may be mild to moderate. While some patients may not experience any increase in tooth sensitivity after treatment. For most, tooth sensitivity is only felt when breathing cold air or eating hot or cold foods and drinks. Acidic, sugary foods can also trigger tooth sensitivity. Some of the most common symptoms of tooth sensitivity include:
- Sudden shooting pain in the teeth that may extend down to the roots
- Sudden tooth pain when the teeth are exposed to temperature fluctuations
- Tooth pain when eating sweet, sour, or acidic foods
Alleviating Tooth Sensitivity after Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
In most cases, tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening is short-lived and will resolve within a few days after treatment. Although sensitivity will usually resolve on its own, there are steps you can take to help alleviate tooth sensitivity in the interim, such as:
- Use sensitive formula toothpaste: Switch to sensitive formula toothpaste to help desensitize the teeth and reduce painful tooth sensitivity.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush: Soft-bristled toothbrushes are gentler on the enamel than medium or hard-bristled brushes, allowing minerals to rebuild within the enamel.
- Rinse and brush with fluoride-based products: Fluoride is an important mineral for dental health. Using fluoride-based mouthwash and toothpaste can help restore minerals to the teeth, closing dentinal tubules and reducing tooth sensitivity.
- Avoid certain foods and drinks: Acidic, sweet, or sour foods can increase tooth sensitivity.
- Stick to room temperature food and drinks: Stick to lukewarm or room temperature foods and drinks to prevent dental pain from tooth sensitivity.
Book a visit to My Dental Club to have your cosmetic teeth whitening, simply fill out the form and we will contact you back regarding the intervention you require.