So how does professional teeth whitening work?
Although there are a multitude of over the counter teeth whitening products available such as toothpastes, strips, and trays, they aren’t as effective as professional dental teeth whitening. This is because the levels of bleaching agent allowed in such products are minimal. Conversely, professional dental teeth whitening uses significantly higher levels of bleaching agents which deliver better and more significant results. For this reason we offer two types of teeth whitening. These are as follows…
Chair-side dental bleaching
This form of teeth whitening usually incurs just one dental visit. It’s quick and convenient and the results often speak for themselves. Firstly our dentist applies a gel to your teeth having made sure your gums are protected. Next heat is applied in the form of a light or wand and this activates the hydrogen peroxide contained within. After approximately 10 minutes, the gel is rinsed off and the process is repeated until the right shade has been reached. The treatment is usually completed within an hour and patients walk away with teeth 2-4 shades lighter. In the coming days however this can be up to 8 shades lighter as the gel continues to work.
Take home teeth whitening kits
Ideal for use in the comfort of your own home, teeth whitening kits incorporate a custom tray made specifically to fit the individual patient. This is filled with a bleaching solution and designed to be worn over night for 2-3 weeks until the desired results have been reached.
Teeth whitening caveat
It’s fair to say that no teeth whitening product guarantees crystal white teeth, especially for those with severe staining; however professional teeth whitening has the ability to significantly improve the brightness of your teeth.
To find out more about professional teeth whitening and how it can help you, contact us today on (587) 317 4094 and take the first steps towards a brighter, whiter smile.