When Should I Consider Tooth Whitening?
When whitening strips and other products don’t cut it, consider tooth whitening from Fraserview Dentist. Our in-office procedure offers superior results compared to any at-home treatment, drastically improving your smile in a short amount of time.
Learn more about this popular cosmetic dental service and how a professional whitening can transform your smile and confidence in no time.
What Is Tooth Whitening?
Professional tooth whitening is a dental procedure that removes discolouration and stains. While on the pricey side, whitening is among the more affordable cosmetic dental procedures, which has only added to its popularity. In most cases, you will need multiple visits to achieve the desired shade or to maintain your smile’s brighter colour.
Fortunately, having your teeth professionally whitened is a simple, pain-free process. Your dentist uses a stronger hydrogen or carbamide peroxide solution than you’ll find in any at-home whitening strips. While effective, the maximum-strength treatments do come with risks if applied incorrectly or left on for too long, which is why they’re only available to professionals.
During the whitening treatment, the peroxide gel breaks up the stain and leaves you with a whiter, brighter smile.
Am I a Candidate for Tooth Whitening?
Whether or not you’re a good candidate for a professional whitening depends on a number of factors. The best candidates for the procedure have healthy teeth and gums without restorations or fillings. You’re also more likely to respond better to treatment if your teeth have experienced certain types of discolouration.
Not everyone is suited to a tooth whitening treatment. For example, your dentist may not approve a whitening in the following situations:
You are pregnant or nursing
You are under 16 years old
You have sensitive teeth
You have tooth decay, periodontal disease, exposed roots, or cavities
You are allergic to the whitening agents
You have unrealistic expectations
You have cosmetic restorations like crowns, bridges, or implants
At Fraserview Dentist, we will discuss beforehand whether you’re a good candidate for the treatment and the kind of results you can expect from the procedure.
When Tooth Whitening Isn’t Enough
If your teeth are discoloured due to trauma or a professional tooth whitening doesn’t achieve the results you’re hoping for, you do have other options. Veneers are more expensive than a tooth whitening treatment, but they can completely change your smile’s look in a single visit.
Learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options by speaking with one of our dentists. Here at Fraserview Dentist, we’re happy to discuss your concerns and go over your options for transforming your smile.