When you have a sparkling smile, you feel ready to show off your bright white teeth. Unfortunately, it's often hard to maintain a perfectly white smile. Instead, you might have discoloured or stained teeth. Fortunately, you can make your teeth shine again with teeth whitening in Edmonton.
We offer whitening treatments that eliminate blemishes from the surface your teeth. You can determine whether teeth whitening in Edmonton works for you when you understand what causes blemishes, as well as the processes for the different procedures. Services are performed by a general dentist.
What Causes Tooth Discolouration?
Stains and blemishes come from many sources. Examples of these sources include:
What Whitening Treatments Are Available?
We offer two types of teeth whitening: in-office and at-home whitening. Each provides you with a different treatment process, but each offers the prospect of whiter teeth.
In-office whitening products provide higher doses of teeth whitening bleach. These products provide you with access to quick whitening solutions. When you visit us for a whitening treatment, we will apply a firm coat of gel to your teeth. We will then activate the gel with ultraviolet light, enabling it to whiten your teeth. In a single visit, you will be able to notice improvements to your smile.
We also offer at-home teeth whitening solutions. This option allows you to whiten in the comfort of your own home, saving you visits to the dentist. If you choose this treatment, we will give you a tray designed for your individual needs, as well as whitening gel. Wear the two together every day as instructed. You should begin to see benefits within 10-14 days.
Call 780-466-2161 to set up an appointment with one of our general dentists today.
What are my options for teeth whitening?
We offer in-office and at-home options for teeth whitening. When applying in-office whitening products, such as Zoom!, the lips and gums are covered and a thin coating of gel is applied to the teeth. The whitening gel is activated using a special ultraviolet light.
For at-home whitening, we create custom molds of your teeth and supply you with professional grade whitening solution. Simply apply a thin layer of gel to the molds and wear them every day as prescribed. Patients typically notice a difference within a period of 10 to 14 days, with full benefits appearing at the end of the treatment period.
What is the difference between professional teeth whitening and the kits I can buy from the drug store?
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are less effective than professional grade whiteners and many patients are disappointed with the result. In addition, the provided trays are not customized to fit your mouth, so gums and soft oral tissues can become irritated and sore.
What if teeth whitening won't work?
In some cases, especially for patients with deep intrinsic stains on their teeth, teeth whitening may not offer the best option. The professionals at Bonnie Doon Dental Associates review each case individually and can recommend alternative methods, such as porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns, if teeth whitening does not offer a viable solution for your situation.
What about side effects?
Some patients report a feeling of mild sensitivity after teeth whitening treatments. Time and using toothpaste designed to alleviate such sensitivity will help to minimize any discomfort.