When you come to our Edmonton clinic for teeth whitening (vs an over-the-counter solution), you gain a safe, quick, effective and even inexpensive means to getting a brighter and whiter smile. Professionally done teeth whitening can be used to correct tooth discolouration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, brilliant smile.
There are many causes for teeth discolouration. The most common include:
Having your teeth whitened at your dental clinic can deliver amazing results in a relatively short amount of time. Dental office bleaching is performed under the supervision of a dentist.Teeth whitening can also 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.
Take-home professional teeth whitening systems are more popular than ever and the good news is they actually work. Take-home professional teeth whitening kits can whiten your teeth a few shades in a single use. This will however depend on the type of discolouration your teeth have. Store bought whitening kits are not as effective as they do not contain the same concentration of whitening ingredients. Most store-bought whitening products aren’t effective because they’re either too weak and have little effect on teeth, or they’re too strong and are dangerous to use. Professional teeth whitening take-home trays from the dentist are safe, effective and given to you after assessing your oral health.
At Lumos Dental, yes! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. However it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant women. Your dentist will be able to discuss your concerns with you and if teeth whitening will work well for you.
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.
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.