Teeth Whitening in Carleton Place

Teeth whitening is a service we gladly offer to patients who want to smile confidently and feel good about themselves. Today's in-clinic dental whitening procedures are safe and proven to be effective.

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Carleton Place Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Treatment at
Costello Family Dentistry

Our team at Costello Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping our patients obtain the smile that they deserve. Since every patient’s situation can differ, certain treatments may be more suitable than others depending on your individual needs, oral health, and the degree of tooth discolouration. We provide take-home dental whitening kits for patients who are looking to brighten their smiles.

To receive a dental whitening kit, new patients must first complete a dental examination, x-rays and cleaning at our regular fees. For all patients, any decay must be treated before our dental professionals will offer a dental whitening kit, as it will create more sensitivity should it be left untreated. If you’re interested in our teeth whitening treatment in Carleton Place, request an appointment today!

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Smile Confidently

The Benefits of Professional
Teeth Whitening

Much of what we eat and drink can cause discolouration, no matter how good your oral hygiene routine is. Stubborn stains can start to form gradually and eventually deepen within the enamel, which can’t be eliminated by regular, superficial measures or over-the-counter treatments. That’s where we can help.

Teeth whitening treatment from a professional is a great way for you to safely enhance your smile and regain your confidence. Your smile is usually the first thing that people notice about you, so it makes sense as to why dental whitening treatments are popular among dental patients. Our dental professionals will guide you through using our take-home teeth whitening kits to ensure you achieve your desired results. Request an appointment today if you are interested in our dental whitening treatment.

Rejuvenate Your Smile

Treating Tooth Discolouration with Teeth Whitening

Tooth discolouration is something that most people experience and can be caused by several reasons such as aging, drinking coffee or wine, smoking and many day-to-day habits. The residue that is left behind causes stains that can start to make people feel insecure and embarrassed when they look in the mirror.

Costello Family Dentistry offers professional teeth whitening kits and cleaning services to patients in Carleton Place and its surrounding area. If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to treat tooth discolouration, contact our dental clinic today to book an appointment.

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Safe & Effective Results

Who Can Use Our Teeth Whitening Kits

Our professional dental whitening treatment kits are designed to work on stubborn stains that have settled deeper into your enamel. These stains are not easily removed by over-the-counter treatments that people usually find at the pharmacy. Using Costello Family Dentistry teeth whitening kits will also allow you to notice results much quicker than other methods.

Patients with natural and healthy teeth will benefit from our teeth whitening kits. If you have dentures, any dental restorations or darkened teeth cause by trauma or nerve damage, teeth whitening kits will not be effective for you. Our dental professionals will guide you through the proper usage of our take-home teeth whitening kits to help you obtain the best results.

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CARLETON PLACE Teeth Whitening

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Carleton Place dental clinic. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Costello Family Dentistry in Carleton Place.

Stains can start to form gradually and eventually deepen within the enamel of your teeth, which can’t be eliminated by do-it-yourself or over-the-counter treatments you find at the pharmacy. Most of those methods also take up to weeks or months to see results. Professional teeth whitening has proven to be the quickest and most effective treatment.

If you have any more questions about our teeth whitening treatment in Carleton Place, contact Costello Family Dentistry today.

Costello Family Dentistry offers our patients take-home teeth whitening treatments. If you are a new patient, you must first complete a dental examination, x-rays and cleaning at our regular fees to receive a teeth whitening kit. For all patients, any decay must be treated before we offer you a teeth whitening kit, as it will create more sensitivity should it be left untreated.

Contact our team today if you have any further questions about our teeth whitening treatment.

Our teeth are exposed to a variety of substances that can stain our teeth, which is why teeth whitening treatment is not a permanent solution. The length of time that the results last can vary from patient to patient. Based on individual habits, teeth whitening treatment can last anywhere from 2 years to as little as 6 months.

If you’re interested in teeth whitening treatment with Costello Family Dentistry, request an appointment today!

Professional teeth whitening treatment is not bad for your teeth. For some patients, the teeth whitening gel has been known to cause temporary gum irritation or tooth sensitivity following the treatment. No damage is done to your tooth enamel as a result of using teeth whitening treatment from a professional.

If you have any questions about teeth whitening treatment, contact our team today!

Tooth discolouration can be caused by several factors such as aging, staining substances and bad habits. Tooth discoloration is not completely unavoidable, but there are things you can do to control the severity of discolouration. Having a consistent and good oral hygiene routine is one way to avoid severe tooth discolouration. You can also be aware of what you are eating and drinking. Items such as coffee, tea, wine, berries and soda are more likely to stain your teeth. Rinsing or brushing your teeth after consuming these staining substances will help.

Contact our team today for more information on our teeth whitening and dental cleaning services.


Dental Emergency?

Our Carleton Place location offers same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist near you to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!

Whiter Smiles Are More Confident Smiles

Everyone who cares about their oral health wants to be able to show off their pearly whites whenever they smile. As people get older, they may notice that their teeth are becoming darker, more yellow, or have some deep stains on them. It can be difficult to smile confidently when your teeth don’t look their best. Luckily, this discolouration can be fixed through professional teeth whitening. Lifestyle and dietary changes will also help keep teeth white once the whitening process is complete.

Causes of Discoloured Teeth

There are a number of things that people do every day that leads to tooth discolouration. By being mindful of these things and make changes in their lifestyle, they can reduce or eliminate the impact that these things have on tooth colour.

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Smoking is one of the most common and fast acting ways to lose a white smile. The nicotine and tar that is found in cigarettes is deposited on the teeth, turning them yellow, and leaving more concentrated brown stains on the front teeth. Smoking also contributes to gum disease. It is best for overall health to quit smoking entirely, but surface level stains can be removed, and prevented from returning, with daily brushing.

Coffee, Tea & Acidic Drinks

Coffee and tea can very easily leave unsightly stains on a person’s teeth. This is especially true with black coffee and dark blends of tea. Regular oral care can reduce staining on the surface level, however deeper stains need to be addressed at a dentist appointment. Another reason that coffee and tea can contribute to tooth discolouration is that these drinks are acidic. The acidity of these drinks slowly breaks down the enamel, or outer layer of the tooth. As the enamel wears away, the dentin underneath becomes more visible. Dentin has a natural light-yellow colour to it and cannot be whitened. And once the enamel has worn away, it can’t be restored naturally. Teeth will need to be covered up by porcelain inlays, onlays or veneers to get that bright white colour back. That is why it is crucial to brush regularly with enamel strengthening toothpaste, and not overconsume drinks like coffee, tea, soda, wine or citrus fruit juices.

Coloured Sauces

Deeply coloured sauces like tomato, curry and soy sauce leads to tooth discolouration, especially if teeth aren’t clean soon after consuming these sauces. To avoid this, it is important to brush and rinse shortly after eating a meal that incorporates this type of sauce. Alternatively, light-coloured or creamy sauces like alfredo, garlic or béchamel can be used as they do not have the same staining effect that darker coloured sauces do.

Poor Dental Hygiene

While the previously mentioned causes of discoloured teeth are the most common culprits, it is important to note that all of them can be dealt with by practicing good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice a day, flossing before bed, and rinsing with mouthwash. By not practicing good oral hygiene, even foods and drinks that don’t commonly stain teeth can lead to tooth discolouration. These foods and drinks leave plaque on the teeth which eventually hardens to become dental calculus. Dental calculus is naturally yellow in colour, and as it hardens between teeth, and around the gum line, it begins to stand out in a person’s smile. Dental calculus can only be safely and effectively removed by a dental professional.

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How Teeth Whitening Works

Teeth whitening is completed by applying a peroxide-based bleaching solution to the teeth. This solution penetrates the pores of the tooth enamel to get deep into the structure and whiten any stains that may be there. Generally, the longer the bleaching solution is left on the teeth, the whiter the teeth will become. However, it is important to know how concentrated the peroxide solution is as higher concentrations will work faster, but also need to be removed sooner after application. Peroxide whitening solutions that are left on teeth for too long will dehydrate teeth and lead to increased sensitivity for a period of time. It is also important to keep the solution from being in contact with the gums for extended periods of time as the bleaching agent can cause a mild chemical burn that will leave white spots that will go away after a while.

Costello Family Dentistry’s Teeth Whitening Kits

In addition to providing the highest standard of dental services to keep patients’ smiles clean, healthy and white, we also offer professional whitening kits that they can take home to brighten their smile in between regular appointments. Our kits provide mouth trays and a peroxide-based bleaching gel which is specially designed to penetrate deep into the enamel to whiten any deep stains that a patient’s teeth may have developed over time. It is important to follow the dentist’s instructions very closely when using our whitening kits. This is not only to help patients achieve the best results with these kits, but also to keep their teeth from becoming sensitive from overuse. If you are in Carleton Place and ready to get your brightest smile, then contact us for an appointment! New patients can even qualify to take home one of our whitening kits for free!

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