Pacific Dental Centre
Whitening
Are the color of your teeth the first thing you notice when you smile? Then maybe it’s time for a professional whitening! At Pacific Dental Centre in Vancouver, we use the advanced and scientifically proven Opalescence Boost whitening system.

Are the color of your teeth the first thing you notice when you smile? Then maybe it’s time for a professional whitening! Perhaps you have a coffee addiction like we do at Pacific Dental Centre, or you enjoy celebrating the weekend with a nice bottle of red vino! Or maybe you’ve just quit smoking and would like to treat yourself by removing the dark pigments smoking leaves on your teeth! Regardless of the why, our professional in office whitening system may be the solution for you! But before going ahead and brightening up your smile, let us find out what our dental whitening is all about!

At Pacific Dental Centre in Vancouver, we use the advanced and scientifically proven Opalescence Boost whitening system. Opalescence boost is a chemically activated, non-invasive and easy to apply system that can give you a brighter smile in just one hour of treatment. Our Opalescence whitening products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background. And what’s more, there’s no light required!! Many scientific studies have proven that the best in-office whitening results do not require a light. That’s why Opalescence Boost whitening has always been chemically activated for the highest quality in-office whitening available. Our easy and non-invasive in office whitening and can remove years of stain and color from your teeth in a single, one-hour treatment.

WHAT TO EXPECT

It is important to know that a complete dental exam and dental cleaning (hygiene) is required at Pacific Dental Centre before the whitening can be done. Why you ask? The answer is very simple – without knowing the condition and health of your teeth and gum tissue, we cannot determine if you are a good candidate for the whitening. For example, you may have crowns or fillings on your front teeth and the color of those cannot change with the whitening. Or you might have a lot of plaque and calculus build-up, in which case the whitening solution cannot penetrated to your tooth as it requires a clean tooth surface. Remember, as we use a powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide solution, it is of utmost importance that it’s applied carefully and professionally for optimum results!

DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT

After an examination and cleaning have already been completed at Pacific Dental Centre, we will then book you for your whitening appointment. Your appointment will be 1-1.5 hours, depending on how many teeth we’re whitening. Before we start the processes, we will take a pre-op photo of your teeth with our dental camera, which allows us to have a baseline for comparison of results. We will also discuss post-op instructions and what to expect after the procedure. We then carefully retract your lip/cheeks, and protect your gum tissue with a specialized product to avoid leakage of the whitening solution to your gums. The Opalescence 40%  hydrogen peroxide solution gel will then be carefully and evenly applied to your teeth, taking careful precautions to avoid the gums. The solution will be left on the teeth for 20 minute intervals, the process will be repeated 2-3 times and then the solution will be washed away. Before we let you go, we will take a final photograph of your smile which will be significantly brighter!

A relief gel will be applied to your teeth and will review with you what food and beverages to stay away from for the next few days….and yes, coffee is on that list (don’t worry, it’s temporary)!

Brief sensitivity will occur to even the most non-sensitive people, but will not last long. Brushing with sensitivity reducing toothpastes will help, as well as staying away from foods at both extremes in temperatures for the next day or two.

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