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Safe Teeth Whitening Practices

Safe Teeth Whitening Practices

Do you want to whiten your teeth? Today, the dentists at Surdel Dental Centre explain why professional teeth whitening kits are a safe and effective way to brighten your smile.

How can I whiten my teeth safely?

Patients frequently inquire about safe teeth whitening options at our Delta dental office. Teeth naturally darken over time, especially if a person smokes or drinks coffee, red wine, soda, or other dark beverages regularly.

When you come in for a teeth whitening consultation our dentists will determine whether cosmetic teeth whitening is a good choice for your smile. 

Our dentists at Surdel Dental Centre offer teeth whitening treatments that can be used to whiten your teeth. You'll normally see us for two appointments. At your first appointment, the dentist will create impressions of your teeth so a custom whitening tray can be made. At the second you will be given your trays, whitening gel, and detailed instructions on how to apply the gel and how long you should leave it on your teeth each day.

Remember that existing restorations should not change colour as whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. 

Avoid Adverse Side Effects by Working With Your Dentist 

Because everyone's teeth react differently to the teeth whitening process, it's critical to consult your dentist before, during, and after whitening your teeth. This can help to reduce the likelihood of side effects.

Some patients may experience gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. This is normal and should subside when your treatment ends. If irritation or sensitivity persists, consult your dentist. 

Keep Your Smile Looking Bright

You'll want to keep your teeth as white as possible even after you've spent money on whitening treatments. We recommend that people who have had their teeth whitened refrain from drinking beverages like coffee or pop right after whitening. Sports drinks, wine, tomato juice, and tea are other common culprits that can cause your new colour to darken prematurely.

To keep your smile white, you may want to consider mouthwashes and over-the-counter toothpaste. To remove stains from your teeth, include these in your daily routine maintenance. Brush twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss once a day.

The effects of at-home teeth whitening treatments typically last between one and five years, depending on the nature of your daily oral hygiene routine. Discolouration can build up over time, but it should never return to its original pre-treatment colour. Consult your dentist about touch-ups as needed.

Would you like to learn more about our teeth whitening services? Contact Surdel Dental Centre today to schedule a consultation.

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