Teeth whitening is a procedure that can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove staining or discoloration caused by aging, medications, or diet and lifestyle factors such as drinking coffee, tea, wine, or using tobacco products. Teeth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain the desired colouration.
Teeth whitening can be done in the comfort of your own home using a professional whitening kit given to you by your dentist. Your at-home whitening kit will contain a tray and bleaching gel (usually containing hydrogen peroxide) that is applied to the tray. You will be instructed to wear the tray for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as any excess of the product can contact your gums and cause irritation.
Teeth whitening procedures can cause increased teeth sensitivity in 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.
Teeth whitening is a procedure that cannot be performed if there are any other dental procedures that need to be completed. Any fillings, hygiene appointments, and other dental work needs to be up to date before you proceed with whitening treatments to ensure that your smile stays healthy.
Teeth whitening procedures at Lumos Dental in Edmonton are easy and painless; call to schedule your appointment today at (780) 433-0222.