What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that aims to discolor the teeth. Over time, several elements can affect the color of your teeth. Among these various factors, the patient’s age, the consumption of certain beverages such as red wine or coffee, as well as the consumption of tobacco can affect the appearance and beauty of your smile. By consuming these types of fluids, the teeth tend to become more yellow or brown. However, teeth whitening is an effective method to reverse the effects caused by these foods. By whitening and taking care of your teeth, you are putting the odds in your favor to preserve a brilliant smile for years to come!
Are there risks associated with Teeth Whitening?
Your dentist is the best person to advise you on which method to use for teeth whitening. Since this procedure can involve certain risks and many options are available over the counter, discussing it with your dentist is the wisest decision. They can guide you to the method that is best suited to your situation. Side effects such as teeth sensitivity or irritability in the gum area may occur. To decrease the risk of sensitivity and to preserve the shine of your teeth, we recommend avoiding very hot or very cold foods or beverages, and using toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. These effects should wear off quickly.
Once the treatment is finished, you simply need to avoid things that discolour your teeth such as coffee, red wine and tobacco. To see if teeth whitening applies to your condition, make an appointment now with one of our dentists!
Steps to Teeth Whitening
A prior meeting with your dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. They will clean your teeth, then do a full exam to make sure you have no cavities or any other problems.
The dentist protects your gums with a protective gel. They apply a whitening agent to your teeth which will sit for a few minutes before being removed.
To ensure that your smile will retain its radiance for as long as possible, our team will repeat the previous step 3 to 4 times during the session. The entire procedure takes up to 60 minutes. Sometimes multiple sessions are required.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
The teeth whitening treatment carried out by the team at Sourire Concept gives you a uniform and consistent result, according to the desired shade, in agreement with your dentist. All of your teeth will be the same shade, unlike over-the-counter products.
You can whiten your teeth anytime you want without worrying about any pain. Performed in the clinic, our treatment is painless and applied according to professional methods, which reduces the risks that can be associated with teeth whitening.
Over-the-counter products are often made with chemicals and other whitening elements that can be harmful to your gums and tooth enamel. Adhering to the correct dosage and taking the right precautions is necessary, which is not always the case when performing treatment at home.