Are you one of those people who needs coffee or tea to start your morning? What about a relaxing glass of Okanagan wine after work? Some of our favourite drinks and foods can be delicious and help us get through our daily struggles, but they can also take a toll on our teeth.
When we look back on pictures, most of us don’t want to be known and remembered for our coffee or wine-stained teeth. Fortunately, we can enjoy the foods and drinks we love without worrying about teeth staining. The solution is teeth whitening!
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic process that many people use to enhance their smiles.
The process of teeth whitening consists of a gel agent that is applied to your teeth over a measure of time until they become brighter. Depending on the method you choose, your treatment can be completed in as little as one sitting in the dental office, or over several applications, some of which are done conveniently at home. With any treatment, there are many options available. With teeth whitening, it is best to talk to the professional team at your dental office to determine the best option for you.
Choosing to whiten your teeth is completely up to you. Teeth whitening can help increase self-confidence and improve face-to-face interactions. Being able to flash your smile for pictures without being worried about your teeth is a great feeling!
Typically, in any workplace, we interact daily with clients and coworkers by getting up front and personal. With teeth whitening, you won't shy away from opportunities because of the colour of your teeth and you’ll start feeling secure about your smile instead. Confidence allows you to always put your best you forward!
Teeth whitening isn’t for everyone.
Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding are advised not to whiten their teeth. If your teeth are stained due to an internal illness, it is possible that the whitening process will not work as well for you. If you have white fillings or veneers you may not see a difference in whiteness after the treatment.
For reasons such as these, it is best to see a professional, like Dr. Provencher, who has an in-depth knowledge about teeth whitening solutions. Dr. Provencher and Kelowna Dental Solutions will make every effort to find the best whitening solution for you.
Teeth Whitening is completely safe and the process does not change the structure of your teeth at all.
The process of whitening includes polishing the teeth to remove plaque and debris from the surfaces of the teeth. Luckily, the teeth are not made more porous or prone to bacteria and cavities through this technique. A safe, nondamaging, whitening gel that lifts color from the structure of the teeth is used to brighten the teeth by removing internal build up of colouration. The science is so great it is almost like magic!
Whitening can be done in office or you can be fitted for an at home appliance. There are advantages and disadvantages for both approaches, so be sure to discuss all the options with your dentist to choose the one that is best for you.