Learn the Ins and Outs of Teeth Whitening
Achieving a whiter smile is always somewhere at the back of our minds. The problem is that most of us just don’t know how to get the job done right.
At Panatella Dental, we take pride in our teeth whitening services offered at our dentist office in Calgary. Let our team of trained professionals walk you through some of the different types of treatments and let you in on everything you need to know about getting your teeth whitened.
What are the different types of treatments?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions about having your teeth whitened. There are a few different ways you can go about getting whiter teeth. While each of these methods will achieve the desired results of a cleaner, whiter smile, some just get the job done better. Here’s a short list of three of the most common ways to obtain a whiter smile:
- Surface Whiteners: this term refers to whitening treatments that deal exclusively with removing surface stains from your teeth. If you’re worried about wearing out your teeth prematurely, don’t be. Because these whiteners are made with refined versions of abrasives that already exist in your run-of-the-mill toothpaste, they won’t damage your enamel. They usually come in the form of whitening toothpastes or chewing gum.
- Bleaches: bleach treatments are generally peroxide based, which means they’re capable of actually changing the colour of your teeth—as opposed to simply removing stains. Discoloured teeth can be caused by a number of different factors, so it’s important to consult your dentist before deciding on what treatment is right for you. Under certain circumstances, your teeth might not respond to bleach whitening treatments. This method should always be performed under the strict supervision of a dental professional.
- ZOOM3! Whitening: faster, stronger, longer lasting and more affordable, ZOOM3! whitening is a new procedure that has patients raving. In just 45 minutes, you’ll have a smile that’s 8 shades whiter than before! This fast-acting gel is scientifically formulated whiten your teeth quickly and efficiently. This in-office whitener responds to the ZOOM3! light to gently penetrate and remove discolouration.
In-office vs. home treatmentAn In-office treatment take less time. One visit and you can achieve that whiter smile. However, for individuals with sensitive teeth, a take-home treatment might be the way to go. Take-home treatments are more affordable and less invasive, but will take multiple treatments to achieve that same whiter smile. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference.
For teeth whitening treatment in Panorama Hills and Hidden Valley, call the dental office of Panatella Dental.