Teeth Whitening

Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the country? Have you ever wondered why that is?

It’s thought that those with white evenly-spaced teeth appear more attractive to others. In addition, whiter teeth can also signify a healthier you. In reality our teeth act as a window on the state of our overall health and genetic quality. They appeal to others because it signifies that we are in a good state of health and ultimately care about our appearance.

How do teeth normally get stained?

The trouble is that many of the foods and drinks we love such as berries, tomato sauce, red wine, cola and coffee; plus lifestyle choices such as smoking, will all leave staining on our teeth which can be hard to shift with brushing alone. Add to this the fact that the general aging process can also cause teeth to loose their brightness, and you could say that we’re facing an uphill battle.
That said, it is possible to improve the appearance of your teeth fast with professional teeth whitening procedures offered right here at Beacon Smiles Dental.

So how does professional whitening work?

Although there are a multitude of over the counter teeth whitening products available such as toothpastes, strips, and trays, they aren’t as effective as professional dental teeth whitening. This is because the levels of bleaching agent allowed in such products are minimal. Conversely, professional dental teeth whitening uses significantly higher levels of bleaching agents which deliver better and more significant results. For this reason we offer two types of teeth whitening. These are as follows…

Chair-side dental bleaching

This form of teeth whitening usually incurs just one dental visit. It’s quick and convenient and the results often speak for themselves. Firstly our dentist applies a gel to your teeth having made sure your gums are protected. Next heat is applied in the form of a light or wand and this activates the hydrogen peroxide contained within. After approximately 10 minutes, the gel is rinsed off and the process is repeated until the right shade has been reached. The treatment is usually completed within an hour and patients walk away with teeth 2-4 shades lighter. In the coming days however this can be up to 8 shades lighter as the gel continues to work.

Take home teeth whitening kits

Ideal for use in the comfort of your own home, teeth whitening kits incorporate a custom tray made specifically to fit the individual patient. This is filled with a bleaching solution and designed to be worn over night for 2-3 weeks until the desired results have been reached.

Teeth whitening caveat

It’s fair to say that no teeth whitening product guarantees crystal white teeth, especially for those with severe staining; however professional teeth whitening has the ability to significantly improve the brightness of your teeth.
To find out more about professional teeth whitening and how it can help you, contact us today on (587) 317 4094 and take the first steps towards a brighter, whiter smile.