Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is easily one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in North Edmonton. Almost everyone wishes that their smile was at least a few shades lighter, especially if they frequently consume staining foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, soy sauce, and berries.


At Oxford Dental, a family dentist in North Edmonton, we offer teeth whitening treatments for anyone looking to reinvigorate their smile. Interested in trying teeth whitening but have some questions? We've provided some answers in the FAQ below.

Q: Does teeth whitening actually work?

A: Yes! Professional teeth whitening treatments can produce visible results in a fairly short amount of time. If you've been left disappointed with minimal results from over-the-counter whitening products, then you should visit an Edmonton dentist instead. The treatments and kits provided at a dental clinic utilize stronger peroxides for more effective results.

Q: How long do the results of a whitening treatment last?

A: The longevity of your results will vary depending on your teeth and on the foods and drinks you consume. Some people only require a touch-up once every year or two while others will benefit from having their teeth whitened every six months. Avoiding staining foods and drinks will help the results last longer.

Q: Does teeth whitening harm tooth enamel? 


A: No, a professional teeth whitening by a North Edmonton family dentist will not harm your tooth enamel or any other parts of your teeth. The peroxides used during the treatment have no effect on the mineral content in your enamel.


Q: Does teeth whitening damage dental restorations?

A: No, teeth whitening does not damage dental restorations such as fillings, veneers, crowns, or bridges. However, it also will not lighten them. If you have dental restorations that match the current shade of your teeth, then you may need to replace them to match the new shade of your teeth after having your smile whitened.

Q: Can you successfully whiten your teeth at home?

A: Yes. While over-the-counter whitening products are not very effective, many dentists offer at-home whitening kits that do produce results. At Oxford Dental, for example, we can provide you with an at-home whitening system known as Poladay.

Q: Will teeth whitening work for me?

A: Teeth whitening is a great option for most people who are looking to whiten their smile. However, it won't be effective for those who have thin dental enamel which allows the darker coloured dentin underneath to show through. A dentist providing cosmetic dentistry services in North Edmonton will let you know whether a teeth whitening treatment or another restorative dentistry treatment is the best choice for you.

Teeth Whitening and Cosmetic Dentistry in North Edmonton

As a family dentist in North Edmonton, Oxford Dental strives to provide comprehensive dental services for everyone. We offer a range of teeth whitening treatments to ensure that you can choose the one best suited for your needs. We'll also let you know if you are a good candidate for any of our other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

If you have any more questions about teeth whitening in North Edmonton or if you would like to book a consultation, just contact Oxford Dental today.