Professional Teeth Whitening: Thinking About Whitening Your Teeth?

As dentists in Edmonton, we know that whitening your teeth dramatically increases the power of your smile. That’s why more than ten million North Americans will get their teeth whitened this year. Teeth whitening is the #1 cosmetic service today, and according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, its popularity continues to soar! Outside the dentist’s office, it’s every bit as popular. Americans spent more than $3.2 billion on over-the-counter teeth-whitening products in 2016! Read on to learn more about this popular smile treatment.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a procedure designed to remove stains and discoloration while lightening your teeth’s pigmentation. As your dentist in Edmonton, we will custom design the best method to whiten your teeth based on your unique needs. The materials in whitening kits contain different levels of carbamide peroxide, one of the safest chemicals on the market to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening can be done safely, quickly, and reliably at Twin Dental.

Are Teeth Whitening Procedures Safe?

Yes, whitening your teeth with us is safe. We’ll only use professional whitening agents so we can be confident in their effectiveness as well as their safety.

If you choose to buy products over the counter, please note that these have a significantly smaller amount of the active ingredient, which means it will likely take much longer to get results, and the results are not guaranteed. Some over-the-counter options include whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and whitening gels. Please discuss whitening methods with us before trying one that is not professionally prescribed. As your dentist in Edmonton, we will recommend a treatment plan to best address your needs.

How White Can I Expect My Teeth to Look?

Whiteness depends on the degree of your discoloration, as well as many other factors. These include whether you choose to have professional whitening done or you use an over-the-counter method, as well how your teeth respond to whitening. In general, your teeth can be whitened up to eight shades, but it takes a change of just two to three shades to make a noticeable difference.

Your own long-term results will be influenced on your eating and drinking habits (dark berries, coffee, tea, red wine, etc.). If you find it hard to completely eliminate these and other stain-causing choices from your diet, touch-up treatments at regular intervals will definitely be necessary. We’ll help you decide which treatment is best for your smile.

Is There a Such Thing as Being Too Young or Too Old to Get Teeth Whitening Done?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, teeth whitening has become the most-demanded cosmetic procedure for patients under twenty. It’s an ideal smile booster to complement completing orthodontics and prom or graduation prep. However, it is not recommended for children while their teeth are still developing. After childhood, age is not a consideration, and most people can benefit from teeth whitening.

Beautify Your Smile with Teeth Whitening in Edmonton Today

Twin Dental offers a range of options as your teeth whitening dentist in Edmonton. Choose from fast and effective in-office teeth whitening for beautiful results, or enjoy professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home with take away kits. To learn more about your options, call us today at (587) 401-2411.