What Is The Best Way To Whiten Teeth?

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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments requested by both men and women. When your teeth become yellowed or discoloured, there are many solutions that can help you to get back to your dazzling white smile so you can put your best smile forward and feel confident sharing your smile with the world again. From bleaching treatments at our Calgary clinic to take-home products that can be done on your own time, there is a great solution that will work for everyone.

The many benefits of teeth whitening justify why it's such a popular cosmetic treatment, and most people whiten their teeth for aesthetic reasons. Whiter teeth not only make your smile brighter, but they can also make you look younger. If you have been shy about showing your teeth in a smile or laughing because of yellowing or discoloured teeth, imagine how relieved and restored you will feel after a successful teeth whitening procedure!

Zoom Teeth Whitening

One of the most effective teeth whitening methods available is the Zoom Teeth Whitening System. Technically, it is a bleaching procedure that uses a 25% hydrogen peroxide solution. Hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, then a UV light is used to activate the gel and complete the bleaching process.

This process only takes about 15 minutes, but is repeated three times to ensure full results which can be expected to be up to 8 shades lighter once the full treatment is completed. The Zoom Teeth Whitening System is effective at removing accumulated stain and debris, which in turn gives you considerably whiter teeth with ease.

Zoom Teeth Whitening is considered the fastest and most effective teeth whitening procedure available from your dentist.

At-Home Whitening Kits

We also offer take-home whitening kits that include a peroxide gel you can apply to your teeth and a custom-made tray, similar to a mouth guard, that is used to hold the gel close to your teeth. The gel is left on the teeth anywhere from one hour to as long as overnight, depending on the concentration of the gel your dentist offers.

Over-the-counter whitening products are similar and also include a whitening gel, though store bought products are much lower in concentration than the teeth bleaching solution used in Zoom Teeth Whitening System or our take-home kits. This is why it is highly recommended that you work with your dentist to determine the most effective solution for your needs.

With store bought products, you also apply the gel using teeth trays or whitening strips, but they're often messier, less effective and take longer to achieve desirable results. Take-home kits also may not have the desired effect on crowded teeth, onlays, fillings and crowns. Your dentist can assess your mouth and provide suggestions on what will work and what to avoid so your teeth whitening efforts do not inadvertently damage your teeth, or at best, become a waste of time and money.

Since everyone's teeth and smile are different, and different whitening methods have their benefits and drawbacks based on your personal situation and types of restorations you may have, it's recommended that you come in for a complimentary consultation to discuss your options with your dentist. We will answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for you.

Teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures performed by dentists, because it is a very affordable and simple way to improve your smile and boost your confidence.

Book a complimentary consultation with your Northmount Dental Care dentist today to learn more about our teeth whitening treatments and which one fits your needs and budget best.

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