Teeth whitening is a procedure that can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stain or discoloration caused by ageing, certain medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Teeth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis in order to maintain your desired shade of white.
Teeth whitening can be done at home or in the dental office. Our staff will often take a photo of your existing color to monitor your progress and compare the new lighter shade of your teeth throughout treatment.
In-office whitening treatment can brighten your teeth by six to ten shades. Using a special light-activated whitening gel, this procedure is a quick and convenient way to achieve the smile you've always wanted.
For in-home whitening, our staff will take an impression of your teeth and then make custom mouthpieces (trays) to fit your teeth. They will give you a supply of bleaching gel (usually containing hydrogen peroxide) that is applied inside the trays. You will then be instructed to wear the trays for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as excess material can contact your gums and cause irritation.
Both in-home and in-office whitening can cause increased tooth sensitivity for some people. This is a normal side effect and usually subsides a few days after the whitening treatments have been completed. Whitening procedures should be avoided if you are pregnant or have cavities.
Are you looking for a dental clinic in Edmonton for regular teeth whitening treatments? Call us at (780) 809-1910 to book your appointment.