Looking to have a white smile for an upcoming wedding or family reunion? Do you want to create a great first impression at an interview or on a date? Or maybe you just want to feel good about your smile by getting rid of stains and dullness?
The Perks of Teeth Whitening
Family Dentists at Ranchlands Dental in NW Calgary explain that if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to brighten your smile – Teeth Whitening may be the solution you’re after. Safe, convenient and cost-effective – Teeth Whitening provides an opportunity to transform a smile without resorting to more invasive restorative procedures such as Crowns and Veneers. If your dentist feels that the structure of your teeth are not compromised and don’t require a restorative solution – then the non-invasive application of Teeth Whitening can give you a healthier looking, whiter smile. Teeth Whitening’s popularity has increased since the days of hard to fit trays and ineffectual gels – it has become one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures partly due to the ease of being able to whiten your teeth at home – or in the dental chair.
Teeth Whitening Systems
There are several brands of Tooth Whitening systems available to dental offices and patients. A couple of differences will be type of bleaching agent used – either Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide, strength of whitening agent and whether the application is suitable for office or at-home use. Whitening Solutions that are for in-office use tend to contain a stronger strength of bleach, enabling stubborn stains to be effectively lightened. In-office application may not be for every mouth as the strength of the solution can cause sensitivity for patients who have gum recession or whose teeth are prone to heightened sensitivity. Using a convenient at-home Teeth Whitening kit is frequently the happy medium for patients who would rather whiten their teeth while watching TV or mowing the lawn!
How To Whiten Your Teeth
Custom trays are fabricated to fit snugly over teeth – and a small drop of whitening gel is placed in every tooth indentation in each tray. The tray is then inserted and worn for the desired length of time (depending on brand of whitening). Today’s whitening solutions have been perfected to provide maximum results in the shortest amount of time – with some patients only having to wear the trays for one to two hours each day – with results being evident in a week.
Teeth Whitening is great for teeth that have naturally dulled or stained or in situations when a patient’s natural tooth color is very yellow or gray. The best time to whiten your teeth is just after a teeth cleaning, when tooth surfaces are free from plaque, allowing the whitening solution to work its magic.