Teeth Whitening

 

Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white and healthy, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, red wine, tea, and tobacco can cause yelllowing and staining. To help you restore your smile to the level of whiteness you desire and to give you an added boost of confidence Dr. Kirshen will gladly advise on the best option available for you. Custom whitening kits used at home and a Brite Smile in- office whitening session are our best tools. Depending on the level of original discouration which you start with, and the desired result you wish to achieve , Dr. Kirshen will customize your treatment. The most up to date scientific literature tells us that to obtain the whitest longest lasting colour for any individual, that  it is important to first bleach slowly at home for a prescribed number of days and then to have a 1 1/2 hour in-office Brite Smile session. By combining the two different methods Dr. Kirshen stops the colour from rebounding back towards your original colour.  Custom trays will be fabricated from dental moulds taken at our office. We will then choose the correct percentage of Carbamide Peroxide (10%, 16%, 25%) and the length of time per day and the number of days for you to bleach at home. After 7 to 14 days you would then have an in-office session where the teeth are isolated and the gums and lips are thoroughly protected so we can now use a specific concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide to complete the whitening process. Dr. Kirshen recommends keeping the trays handy so after your regular check-up appointments you can bleach at home for 1 or 2 times and keep the whiter colour stable and bright. Yearly upkeep is usually achieved for only $15.00. Please contact us today to find out more about these options and which one is best for you.