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We All Know The Color Of Your Teeth Can Boost Your Confidence And Make Smiling A Little Easier

We all know the color of your teeth can boost your confidence and make smiling a little easier. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth please make our dental team aware and we can assist you in deciding among our whitening options.

Our take home system, Pola Night, is a 16% carbamide peroxide gel with custom fit trays that you can just wear while you are sleeping. It has a high viscosity and neutral pH. It is a pleasantly flavoured crystal clear sustained release gel with a unique blend of soothers, conditioners, and a water content high enough to further reduce sensitivity. We just need to make molds of your teeth to get started.

For an initial boost you can add an in-office 15 minute application of Polazing, 35% cabamide peroxide, prior to starting at home. This is a nice way of getting the whitening process started.

We also have our easy to use Pola Light take home system. In just 5 days and 30 minutes a day you can achieve whiter teeth. Just fill the mouthpiece with 22% carbamide peroxide, attach the fully rechargeable LED light to the mouthpiece and let the whitening process happen. No need for molds of your teeth for this system.


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The Truth About Teeth Whitening

An increasing trend in modern culture is ensuring that your teeth are glistening, white and bright. Aesthetically, this is becoming the norm, but it isn't always natural or easy to maintain a permanent white smile. If you are looking for a whiter smile, having your teeth professionally whitened could be the answer.

However, with home treatments on the rise, more people are attempting to do it themselves. There are limitations and risks to some home treatments so it is important to learn everything we can about the options. It is best to have this dental procedure done by a trained professional.

Why Should I Have My Teeth Professionally Whitened?

Teeth turn yellow or darken because of a variety of reasons. In some cases, it is from medication or health issues, but the most common cause is food and drinks that cause staining. Foods such as coffee and wine, as well as smoking, are some of the biggest culprits of tooth discoloration and getting your teeth whitened can help to combat this.

Professional whitening uses different materials and higher concentrations of bleaching solution than those allowed to be sold in over the counter home whitening kits. Because of this, better results are achieved with professional whitening.

Risks of Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Kits

  • Some Should Avoid It - Dentists don't recommend over the counter whitening on sensitive or damaged teeth (including chipped enamel) or those with gum disease because this can not only damage teeth further, but exacerbate the problem. You should always seek professional advice when it comes to dental care and hygiene to make sure your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening.
  • Inconsistent Whitening Due to Previous Work - Dental work, specifically fillings, veneers or crowns will not change color from whitening. If home bleaching, your results can often be unsatisfactory due to this. Your dentist will know your history and previous work that has been done and adjust their treatments to match and suit your specific situation or explain additional options for a whiter, brighter smile.
  • It Might Be Illegal - Many assume that getting the service cheaper at a salon may be the answer but it can be illegal if the hydrogen peroxide content is above what can be bought over the counter. Providing this service without a registered dental professional is not legal and could cause damage to oral tissues if done incorrectly.
  • Risky Kits - Some kits that contain higher levels of hydrogen peroxide or unknown concentrations. Unsafe chemicals can leave users open to burns or injuries that could lead to scarring or long term consequences.

It is always better to discuss your needs with a trained professional, so for more information on our teeth whitening services or to speak to a member of our team about your options, contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where Is Your Clinic Located?

Mills Haven Dental is located in Sherwood Park, on Broadmoor Boulevard

What are your hours?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

Do you accept insurance plans?

Yes, Mills Haven Dental accepts most insurance plans and we direct bill!!

With direct billing, we submit your insurance claims electronically with no processing charges or fees.

Do you provide dental services for babies and children?

Yes we do!

The staff at Mills Haven Dental understand that children's teeth undergo several challenges and changes in the growth process. That is why we recommend regular checkups for children of any age.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or around one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth.

We are a family-oriented business and aim to help you and your entire family achieve and maintain a happy and healthy mouth.

We monitor the health of your child's teeth & gums to prevent disease, repair injury, and ensure optimal oral health.

Can I book evening and weekend appointments?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Average wait time to see one of our dentists depends on the service you require, and the time of year.

During slow periods, you may be able to get in to see us in as little as one day.

Busy periods may require you to wait 1-2 weeks.

However, scheduling changes do occur, and we may be able to get you in for an appointment more quickly if anything opens up sooner.

Call us at 587-269-2697 to inquire about current available appointments!

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes!

Mills Haven Dental is always accepting new patients here in Sherwood Park, and we would love for you to come in and meet us.

How long does a standard cleaning take?

A cleaning for most individuals at Mills Haven Dental will be completed in approximately 1 hour however, some patients may require additional time or appointments depending on their individual needs.

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