Facts About Teeth Whitening
Wedding season is definitely upon us! With that, we have many soon-to-be married patients asking us about teeth whitening. Teeth whitening may seem overwhelming and confusing. There are always more and more products available, and some don’t even need to be administered by dentists! What products are available? Does it work? Is it safe?
There are many products you can purchase over-the-counter such as whitening toothpastes, rinses and strips. They are all considered to be safe and generally require you to repeatedly expose your teeth to the bleaching agent over a period of 2-3 weeks. In general, increased sensitivity during the course of treatment is experienced. These products can be effective, but results are less dramatic compared to products acquired from your dentist. People also find the strips cumbersome, uncomfortable to wear and difficult to adapt to teeth that are overlapped.
At Centro Dental, we offer Philips Zoom!® Teeth Whitening. With over 10 million smiles whitened, Zoom!® is the #1 patient requested professional whitening system. Regardless of teeth age, staining or unevenness, Zoom!® can whiten almost any smile by using a light activated whitening gel, speeding up treatment that would normally take weeks at home. In just over an hour, all of our patients have found their teeth brighter and shades whiter! As with any type of bleaching, sensitivity is expected. However, with a shorter exposure time to the bleaching agent, the sensitivity usually only lasts 1-2 days.
Teeth whitening is safe and can be effective at any age so you can have that bright, white smile you’ve always wanted! For more information, visit our website or our clinic in Richmond, BC.
Congratulations to all our newlyweds! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness