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Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Your Teeth Whitened

Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Your Teeth Whitened

Posted by Kennedy Heights on Jan 12 2021, 08:10 PM

Teeth whitening and bleaching is one of cosmetic dentistry's most popular treatments — and for good reason. Patients who are wondering how to whiten their teeth but don't know how to do it alone can choose whitening treatments that brighten their smile and bring back the glow to their facial appearance. Best of all, teeth whitening and bleaching treatments are more accessible and affordable than ever before. 

If you're wondering how to finally get white teeth that you've always wanted but don't know where to start, then teeth whitening may be the right dental solution for you.

But before you decide to have your teeth whitened, though, there are some key points you should consider. Our team at Kennedy Heights Dental have put together a list of the most important things our patients should know before they get their teeth whitened.

How Does the Process Work?

Teeth whitening is a straightforward procedure that uses specialized whitening products to break up stains on patients' teeth. Professional teeth whitening uses strong, safe bleaching agents, contrary to many toothpastes on the market which claim to be the best teeth whitening products available (but contain few, if any bleaching agents). 

Our whitening procedures use specific wavelengths of light to activate bleaching agents and immediately begin clearing stains and restoring our patients’ teeth. The results are much more effective and longer-lasting than those of over-the-counter teeth whitening products which simply use abrasives to temporarily remove stains.

How Do I Pick Which Shade Is Best For Me?

No two pairs of teeth are the same, so why wouldn’t you choose a whitening shade that's tailored specifically to you? Kennedy Heights Dental offers multiple shades for our patients that accommodate their teeth shape and size, as well as their facial appearance, to give them a beautiful new smile. 

We recommend considering factors such as your skin tone, tooth shape, eye colour and the colour of any stains on your teeth when choosing the right shade for your teeth. Whitening shades that blend well with your skin tone, for example, can give you a natural facial appearance. Instead of simply choosing a shade that's as white as possible, consider the way your shade of choice can compliment your skin tone, the colour of your hair and even your personality.

How Many Appointments Do I Need?

Our patients often expect teeth whitening to require multiple appointments. In reality, a single whitening procedure typically helps the vast majority of our patients achieve their desired appearance. For patients with significant teeth staining, our team offers specially tailored treatment plans and may recommend scheduling follow-up appointments a few times per year.

Who Is Eligible?

Tooth whitening procedures can help just about anyone with permanent teeth obtain a whiter, healthier smile. With that said, teeth whitening and bleaching procedures often work best for patients with stains caused by factors such as tobacco use, certain drinks like coffee and wine and other oral health complications. Our team advises patients with crowns and fillings on their front teeth to consider alternatives to teeth whitening, since our bleaching agents can negatively impact their colour.

Schedule an Appointment With Us 

At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we're committed to helping our patients get the new smiles they deserve. We promise that when you choose our effective tooth whitening treatments, you'll walk away with whiter teeth and a refreshing, brighter smile.

If you're interested in a permanent whitening solution for your teeth that can boost your confidence and give you the smile you deserve, don't wait any longer than you need to. Schedule an appointment with the team at Kennedy Heights Dental today by calling us at (778)- 438-2084​ or by visiting us on our website. 

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