Professional Teeth Whitening in Edmonton

Restore your white smile with a quick visit to Oliver Family Dental! We have your safe, no-fuss solution for teeth whitening in Edmonton. Our in-office system can help you achieve a whiter smile in just one visit. Say goodbye to years of food, drink, coffee and tobacco use stains and return your teeth to their original brilliance. Our team will first discuss with you the look you are hoping to achieve and provide the appropriate treatment to reach your desired result. In some cases, more than one application can be completed if necessary. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Why Should I Choose In-Office Teeth Whitening from my Edmonton Dentist?

You’ve seen the teeth whitening products available in pretty much every pharmacy and grocery store, and you’re probably wondering why you can’t just use these to whiten your smile. They are much less expensive and are advertised to whiten your teeth. However, these at-home, over the counter treatments do not get the same results as teeth whitening procedures at your Edmonton dentist. Store bought whitening systems use a low-dose bleaching agent for safety purposes. It would take multiple applications to get the results that an in-office whitening session can achieve since we are able to incorporate a higher concentration of bleaching agents.

The peroxide gels used for whitening can burn your gums and cause tooth sensitivity, so without professional supervision, you run the risk of hurting your mouth. At Oliver Family Dental, we use a thicker gel that doesn’t soak as far into the teeth, along with desensitizers to manage your sensitivity. So while over-the-counter whitening options may be less expensive, an in-office whitening will be less likely to cause sensitivity.

In-Office Teeth Whitening to Rejuvenate Your Smile

There are many factors that cause your teeth to become discoloured over time. We can remove organic stains or discolouration due to:

  • Aging: Yellowing teeth may be hereditary and may affect multiple teeth
  • Tobacco use: The nicotine and tar in tobacco easily cause yellow and brown stains
  • Certain food and beverages: Coffee, red wine, carbonated drinks and dark-coloured food commonly cause stains

Teeth with inorganic stains or that have been overexposed to fluoride may not respond well to whitening. Similarly, teeth bleaching will not whiten porcelain crowns or composite tooth-coloured bondings.

The Dentist’s Teeth Whitening Procedure

At your appointment, you can expect your teeth to be cleaned in order to remove plaque and food particles. After a dental exam which could involve photos and colour measurements, the whitening process will begin! A typical teeth whitening appointment lasts 30 to 60 minutes and goes something like this:

  • A cheek retractor helps expose your teeth
  • A liquid rubber dam or hardening resin is applied to the gums for protection
  • A bleaching gel with hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth and must stay on for around 15 to 30 minutes
  • The gel is washed off and a new coat is applied
  • A special light may be used on the teeth to enhance the bleaching process; protective eyewear will be provided
  • After the last application, your teeth will be rinsed and their shade change will be measured

Your teeth may immediately whiten up to two or three shades and will usually continue to whiten for the next couple of days. With multiple in-office visits, dramatic results – even up to eight shades brighter -- are possible! For more serious staining, deep bleaching may be recommended and involves custom bleaching trays and more home care.

Remember, any type of whitening, whether it’s with us or an over-the-counter bleaching tray, is not a permanent solution. We’ll discuss your cleaning routine to take care of your teeth between whitening appointments. By brushing, flossing, and avoiding acidic, tannin-rich food and drinks, you can help keep your smile sparkling white! Contact our office to set up your teeth whitening appointment in Edmonton today.

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