September 26 2019 by Refresh Dental
Teeth whitening has quickly become one of the most popular aesthetic dental procedures in the world. While there are many over–the–counter teeth whitening options made readily available for purchase in stores and as advertised in the media, it is always advised for you to seek a dental professional for assistance. This may leave you wondering, why do we need a dental professional for teeth whitening?
Great oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing and going in for your dental check up routinely will help remove surface stains on your teeth. However, when that’s not enough, you may need a stronger solution, such as teeth whitening.
As time goes on, the things we eat or drink can eventually stain and change the colour of our teeth. If you notice your teeth changing colours, you may wish to opt for a teeth whitening treatment to achieve a brighter smile.
Here at Refresh Dental, we offer two options for teeth whitening: at-home custom whitening and in–office ZOOM! whitening. Our dentists will examine your teeth, gums and oral health to see whether teeth whitening is recommended for you.
Some of the reasons why you may need teeth whitening may include:
Note: sometimes discolouration can be a symptom of a deeper rooted problem from tooth decay or other nerve issues. Be sure to get a dental check up before applying teeth whitening.
Also, keep in mind that past restorative work such as crowns and bridges will not change colour with whitening. A good dentist will check and advise you on any limitations or contraindications for your case when it comes to teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening works by using bleaching solutions to lighten the colour of your teeth. A whitening treatment can typically take anywhere from 60–90 minutes, but this may vary depending on the application and procedure. Nonetheless, it is a simple procedure overall.
The concentration of peroxide solution will be higher, and hence, stronger, when administered by a dental professional. Thus, your dentist will be able to provide you the most effective solutions for your teeth whitening procedure.
Your dentist will provide recommendations for proper aftercare and follow up strategies to maintain your new, brightened smile.
Pro Tip: To avoid tooth sensitivity, be sure to ask your dentist about further suggestions for toothpaste and toothbrushes that are best suited for your teeth post procedure.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our teeth whitening services, don’t hesitate to call us at 780-705-5557 today.
Alternatively, you could use our online form to get in touch with a Refresh Dental representative for further assistance.
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