Teeth Whitening ReginaKeeping the smile bright white.
We now offer in-office whitening! PolaOffice+ is a whitening product made in Australia. The in-office concentration provides a one hour solution to your whitening needs rather than the take home version, which requires one-two weeks of daily applications. Pola Office+ also contains fluoride to help reduce sensitivity.
Prior to any whitening procedure we recommend a complete exam and hygiene appointment so that your teeth are in optimal shape, and any dental issues are identified. We want your mouth to look and feel great!
A bright, white smile is associated with youth, good health and vitality. It also makes you smile more, which makes the world a happier place!
Our customized take-home whitening kits are easy to use and great results are achieved in 1-2 weeks. Call our office to learn more about our teeth whitening options.
Brightening Up Your Smile with Whitening
Would you like your smile to be a little bit whiter and brighter? There are many options for teeth whitening on the market and in your dental office. Over the counter whitening strips are less costly, but will not provide much of a change or a lasting effect. Products supplied by your dental office will have a stronger percentage of peroxide, so the change in your tooth shade will be more dramatic and last longer, depending on your food and drink habits. Your teeth absorb the food and drink you consume, so things like coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco will stain your teeth. It is important to avoid these things after whitening, as your teeth will be dehydrated and are more susceptible to staining.
The biggest known negative effect of whitening is the possibility of increased sensitivity on your teeth and gums. This generally dissipates after a few days, but using a toothpaste for sensitivity prior to whitening can help decrease the likelihood of sensitivity occurring. Whitening products contain peroxide, which naturally can irritate gum and cheek tissues if not careful. Whether you are having an in-office treatment or using a take home kit, there are preventative measures that are used or shown to you so that your tissues are not at risk. The in-office product we use at Downtown Dental Centre also contains fluoride so that your teeth are getting some protection while whitening.
In most cases, the natural colour of teeth is within a range of light greyish-yellow shades. Teeth naturally darken with age and their appearance can be affected by the accumulation of surface stains acquired from the use of tobacco products and the consumption of certain foods or drinks. The shade of your teeth may dictate which whitening product is best for you, or how long you may need to use the product. A consultation with your dentist is the surest way to decide which treatment is best for you.
- Your teeth are like a sponges…they absorb.
- Sensitivity after teeth whitening is normal.
- Stains on teeth cannot be removed overnight.
- Caps and veneers cannot be whitened
- Not everyone’s teeth can be perfectly white
Learn More from The Canadian Dental Association