Teeth whitening is a procedure that uses bleaching agents to remove stains and discoloration from teeth. Some of these agents include hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, and sodium perborate.
Bleaching teeth is a fairly simple procedure, but it requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Most patients need to schedule appointments every few weeks to achieve their desired shade.
Before scheduling a teeth whitening appointment, you should also make sure you're ready for one by having a dental checkup first.
While teeth stains and discoloration are natural, they can sometimes indicate underlying dental issues. Your dentist can tell if your teeth are stained, discolored, or otherwise damaged due to medications, dental issues, or trauma. Once your dentist has determined the cause of your smile issues, he or she can recommend the proper treatment.
Before choosing any procedure, it's important to understand the risks. It's important to discuss any allergies or medications with Dr. Juboori prior to your procedure.
Certain medications or health conditions can increase your risk of experiencing complications. It's important to discuss your medical history with Dr. Juboori to ensure your procedure is as safe as possible.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments out there. It's safe, quick, and effective. But to get the most out of your treatment, there are a few things you should know. Here's what you can expect before, during, and after your teeth whitening treatment.
Before Your Appointment
Before your treatment, your dentist will talk to you about your teeth, your goals for teeth whitening, and any health concerns that might impact your treatment. While most patients are good candidates for teeth whitening, your dentist might need to make a few changes to your treatment, like changing the concentration of whitening gel or choosing a different treatment.
During Your Appointment
During your treatment, our dentist will place a rubber shield or a gel to protect your gums. Then, he will apply a professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth. Most patients get great results after just 30 minutes of whitening. But if you have particularly stained teeth, it might take a little longer.
After Your Appointment
After your treatment, you'll have some sensitivity for a few days as your teeth adjust to the whitening gel. You might notice some mild sensitivity, like cold or heat sensitivity, or you might be more uncomfortable eating or drinking cold, hot, or sweet foods. This sensitivity will go away in a few weeks, but if it persists, talk to your dentist.
At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (778) 655-4125 or visit us at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8.