Teeth Whitening Port Coquitlam

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that has been popular for decades. Today, most people have their teeth whitened professionally in a dentist’s office to see the best results in the safest manner possible. The following guide to having your teeth whitened professionally will help you understand more about the teeth whitening process, including how it works, the benefits of having it done in the office, and whether or not it is a good fit for your needs.

Why Do We Need Teeth Whitening?

Although our teeth start off mostly white, it is more common than ever for people’s teeth to become discoloured and stained over time. Common causes for stained teeth including smoking, drinking, drinking coffee, drinking red wine as well as operating under poor oral hygiene skills. Teeth whitening will be able to remove the discoloration of your teeth in a quick and mostly non-invasive manner.

Where to Whiten Your Teeth

Although there are many ways to whiten your teeth—including at-home kits—the best way to have them whitened is professionally through the dentist’s office. Professional whitening is safer, more effective and you will see better results than at-home kits. If you aren’t convinced, consider the following primary reasons to have your teeth whitened at the office instead of at home.

Benefit #1: The results are much faster

With at-home kits, you may need to apply them for weeks on end–or even months–before seeing notable results. When you have your teeth whitened in the office, however, you’ll see a significant difference in your teeth’s whiteness after just one treatment.

Benefit #2: More powerful whitening products

The whitening products available to dentist offices are much more powerful and effective than the products used in DIY whitening kits, strips and similar DIY products. The whitening agents used by dentist’s offices are more powerful in more ways than one: in addition to helping create brighter smiles, they provide results that last much longer than the ones achieved with at-home kids.

Benefit #3: It’s safer

Teeth whitening at the dentist’s office are minimally invasive and are performed under supervised, controlled conditions. It is better to let the professionals handle things in a controlled environment rather than attempt to whiten at home.

Benefit #4: It’s much more comfortable

If you have ever used at-home whitening products, then you may have already experienced the discomfort and even pain that comes with them. When you have your teeth professionally whitened, it is much more comfortable and relatively painless.

Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened?

If you are considering contacting your dental office about having your teeth professionally whitened, consider the fact that teeth whitening (both at home and in the office) is not recommended if you:

  • Have sensitive teeth and/or gums, including receding gums
  • Are under 18
  • Are pregnant or lactating
  • Have an allergy to peroxide

If you don’t have any of these complicating factors and want to have your teeth whitened, contact the Oxford Family Dental office today and inquire about their in-office whitening procedures.

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Dr. Gurinder Chahal
#3120-1971 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 0K2
+1 (604) 942-1006

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