How Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Work?
It is not uncommon for teeth to lose a bit of their shine due to the effects of staining foods and drinks, or simply to the effects of ageing. This can cause people to feel self-conscious and lose confidence in their beautiful smiles. At Campbell Dental Centre, we provide teeth whitening in Spruce Grove to help you reclaim your pearly whites. We also find that many of our patients are curious about just how teeth whitening works.
You have two main options when it comes to teeth whitening. You can try commercially available, over-the-counter products such as whitening toothpastes and whitening strips, or you can visit a dentist in Spruce Grovein Spruce Grove to ask about tray whitening or in-office whitening treatments.
Over-the-counter products work via the topical application of a mild “bleaching” agent to the surfaces of the teeth. These products can produce results, but it typically takes a few weeks to notice the difference. Additionally, because the bleaching agents used cannot be too strong, over-the-counter products tend to work best for mild surface stains, not for deep tooth discolouration.
For a more effective whitening result, you can ask your dentist about tray whitening. Tray whitening works in much the same way as whitening strips do: by applying a hydrogen peroxide agent directly to the surfaces of the teeth. Tray whitening has the advantage of the whitening gel used being held in place by trays which have been custom moulded to your teeth. This ensures that the gel remains and works exactly where desired.
Tray whitening is much better at getting rid of deep tooth staining and usually produces much faster results than over-the-counter products. It is the ideal treatment for people who wish to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.
If you're really looking for quick results, then you can also ask your dentist about in-office teeth whitening treatments. An in-office teeth whitening at Campbell Dental Centre begins with the application of a whitening gel.
Because it is conducted under the supervision of a dental professional, an in-office whitening treatment can make use of much stronger whitening agents. Most people notice a difference after just one treatment and it usually only takes one or two visits to achieve desired results.
Quick, Effective Teeth Whitening in Spruce Grove
Campbell Dental Centre is your Spruce Grove dentist for effective teeth whitening that will give you the dazzling smile you've been dreaming about. We'll let you know which whitening treatment is right for you depending on your dental health and any dental work you may have.
To find out more about your options for teeth whitening in Spruce Grove for a whiter, brighter smile, just book an appointment with Campbell Dental Centre today.