Everyone wants to have a bright white smile. Unfortunately, teeth naturally darken with age. Teeth also discolour due to the accumulation of surface stains acquired from smoking and consuming certain foods, such as coffee, tea, red wine, pop, juice, and almost any food with a deep colour. At Brush Dental, we provide teeth whitening in Sherwood Park to help you achieve the look that you want, at your comfort and convenience.
Our teeth whitening procedures are non-invasive and don't damage your oral health. We always recommend solutions based on a thorough examination of your teeth. If you'd like to set up a consultation, please contact us.
Many people are satisfied by twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and regular cleanings at the dental office. If you decide that you want whiter teeth, there are a few options:
First, there are whitening toothpastes and chewing gum. These use gentle abrasives and other cleaners to whiten your teeth. They have a limited ability to remove some of the surface stains on your teeth.
Second, you can whiten teeth at our dental office. During chairside bleaching, a protective gel is placed over your gums. The whitening agent is applied to your teeth for 20 minutes, then cleaned and reapplied for another 20 minutes. This procedure should take about one hour and may need more than one visit.
Third, you can use whitening agents at home. Most whitening agents are peroxide-based and come in several concentrations. We will choose the best agent for your teeth. This technique usually involves wearing a custom-made mouthguard filled with the whitening solution for 30 minutes or overnight.
When considering whether teeth whitening is safe, there are a few points worth noting. There are side effects with any procedure. Some people may experience tooth or gum sensitivity. The sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Not everyone's teeth will become extremely white. For example, teeth that are "yellowish" whiten better than "greyish" teeth. Whitening will not correct all tooth discolourations, nor will whitening change the colour of existing restorations.
In conclusion, whitening is generally a safe and effective way to improve your smile. If you have any questions about whitening, please talk to us.