Everything You Need To Know Before Your First Teeth Whitening Treatment

Getting your teeth whitened in Edmonton is a great way to boost the look of your smile and your confidence. There are many teeth whitening treatments out there, like at-home whitening kits, prescription tooth whiteners, whitening toothpaste for teeth whitening lights that can be used at home or with your dentist.

However, an in-office professional teeth whitening can be one of the best options available to you. Besides being able to give you instantaneous results that you can see right away, you are also given a customized approach, which is much more efficient and safer than many of the home whitening systems out there.

Many in office teeth whitening procedures will include a special light that has the technology you need to quicken the process of whitening your teeth. It also lessens your wait time to get your final results. This light will help the bleaching agent by breaking down teeth stains without the sting of dental bleaching ingredients like hydrogen peroxide.

Many teeth whitening methods will help keep your teeth cleaner and healthier, however, using bleaching agents with hydrogen peroxide concentrate regularly is not recommended. Unsupervised use of bleaching agents can potentially damage your teeth’s enamel, which will lead to more teeth sensitivity and worsened gum health.

If you opt for an in-office tooth whitening treatment with your dentist, you may be given a take home teeth whitening kit as part of your after care routine. You will also be given a lower dose of hydrogen peroxide and a custom tray to help you apply the treatment on your own with the most accuracy.

The price of teeth whitening can vary depending on the type of treatment you go for, as well as the intensity of it. It can reach up to $800 at some dental clinics, and some that offer take home kits and customized product trays will also rack up the costs.

Treatment times can be 20 to 30 minutes and can be done three times, so this might mean you are at the clinic for 60 to 90 minutes every time that you visit. It’s also important for you to set your expectations for your teeth whitening realistically. Everyone wants to walk out with dazzling white teeth, but what determines how white your teeth are is the original colour of your teeth when you begin treatment. And, in the end, your genetics will be at play as well. The whiteness of your teeth will depend on how white they originally were.

Once you get your teeth whitened, they won’t stay white forever. After treatment, your teeth could be up to 15 shades whiter, however, they will eventually fade back. Your smile is not guaranteed until the end of time, this is why an essential part of the process is to schedule future teeth whitening in Edmonton appointments with Dr. Jason Harvey. Some patients will have whiter teeth for six months, and others might start to fade only a few weeks later, it will depend on your oral hygiene as well as your eating habits.

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