You may have noticed that your teeth are not as white as they used to be or maybe you’ve always had teeth that you felt could be brighter. Teeth can change color and darken from highly colored foods and beverages, smoking, and even just from aging. Regardless of the reason, you’re not alone in wanting to have brighter teeth. In-office teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures requested by patients. Here at Newbury Dental, we offer safe and effective professional whitening technology to help you whiten and brighten your smile!
Teeth whitening is a minimally invasive method of making discolored or stained teeth whiter. It is a conservative treatment in that it does not require alteration of tooth structure or any loss of enamel. It is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can make teeth look brighter and whiter. There is in-office teeth whitening, which produces results more quickly, and take home teeth-whitening, which allows you to whiten your teeth over several uses. Teeth whitening can be done at our Edmonton dental clinic - Newbury Dental.
Whitening your teeth at your South Edmonton dental clinic is a simple and effective way to improve your smile. Here's how it works.
Teeth whitening uses a bleaching agent to whiten teeth affected by staining and discoloration. The most common bleaching agents used are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Teeth whitening or bleaching is often most effective for yellow teeth, teeth that have light surface discoloration, or evenly distributed discoloration.
Your teeth whitening appointment is usually about one to two hours. At your appointment, your teeth will be lightly cleaned to remove surface stains and any plaque so that the bleaching product can be most effective. Next, your teeth will be isolated so that the bleaching product only contacts your teeth, protecting your gums and soft tissues. A desensitizer is then applied to your teeth as well as the bleaching product, which is used in combination with a blue light. The whitening process occurs over a few cycles, depending on the degree of color change you want to achieve. During treatment, you're free to watch TV or work/browse on your phone.
There are many benefits of teeth whitening/bleaching, but the main benefit is that it can help patients achieve a whiter smile. As mentioned before, it allows a cosmetic change to a patient's teeth without having to drill away or remove any tooth structure, making it a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. It also requires minimal time in the dentist chair, as results can be seen after just one appointment and they can be maintained at home.
When it comes to teeth whitening and bleaching, the procedure is not without risk but you can take comfort that these risks are usually minor and our team members at Newbury Dental will take the appropriate precautions to minimize and prevent them. Here are some of the most common risks associated with teeth whitening.
Tooth Sensitivity: One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening is temporary increased tooth sensitivity. This is usually temporary and will go away within a couple of days. Desensitizer will be applied to your teeth to minimize sensitivity, If you do experience sensitivity, make sure to use a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth.
Gum irritation: Another possible side effect of teeth whitening is gum irritation. This can often be completely avoided by proper isolation during the whitening process.
If you are looking for a whiter smile, your South Edmonton dental clinic, Newbury Dental, can help. There are a number of teeth whitening options available, and our dentists can help you choose the most appropriate one for you. Whether you want to whiten your teeth at home or in the dental office, there are a variety of products and methods that can give you the results you're looking for. If you are ready to take the next step and get a brighter smile, be sure to talk to our dentists about teeth whitening at your next appointment.