Why Do People Get Their Teeth Whitened?

If you eat certain foods or smoke, over time, teeth can become discolored. Brown and yellow staining on teeth can affect the way you look and even affect how others see you. Getting your teeth whitened can help you portray health and confidence, and even offset signs of aging. It’s a relatively quick and easy way to get a dazzling smile.

Laser Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is the newest and most effective technique for removing stains. Unlike do it yourself kits that can be irritating and not as effective, laser whitening is a painless way to get a brilliant, white smile in a short time.


For quicker and more reliable results than using an at-home teeth whitening kit, ask about professional bleaching. Teeth bleaching is a chemical process used to lighten the color of the patient’s teeth. The dentist first creates a custom mouth tray. This ensures that the proper amount of whitening solution is used and applied correctly to the patient’s teeth. This is one way that professional whitening is superior to the one-size-fits-all approach of over the counter whitening systems.

The bleaching procedure can be performed in the dentist’s office, or performed by the patient at home, using the materials provided by the dentist. A home teeth whitening session can last for two to three hours, during which you will have the tray and solution in your mouth. Depending on your needs and desired results, it’s possible that your cosmetic dentist may instruct you to keep the tray in your mouth overnight. Typically, you will follow your home teeth whitening regimen for two-to-three weeks, after which time you will return to your cosmetic dentist for a follow-up visit.

Contact a Teeth Whitening Dentist in Vancouver

If you’re ready to refresh your smile, choosing to have your teeth whitened by a dentist is the safest and most effective way. In just one visit, your teeth will be lightened by several shades, enhancing your natural look and giving you a boost of confidence. If you have questions about the services that we offer or want to learn more about the differences between laser whitening and bleaching, call Hazel Dell Dental Care. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Are you ready for whiter, brighter teeth? Request an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you!