Why should I visit a cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening?
At We Smile Dentistry, we create or restore healthy and attractive “smiles for life” with the latest technologies and products clinically proven to work safely. One of the most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening. A dentist like Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo can get results that off-the-shelf products which claim to whiten teeth can’t. Our approach to a healthier, more vibrant smile is well-tolerated and low-risk, even appropriate for patients with a history of tooth sensitivity. Below, we’ve fielded a few common questions about the process of teeth whitening at your trusted, professional dental office.
What type of teeth whitening do you use?
We use a method that is sometimes referred to as “home” whitening because you can indeed lift stubborn stains from the comfort and convenience of home or while on the go. The “magic” is in the oral appliances that are designed based on moulds of your mouth. These oral appliances (or “whitening trays”) are filled with a potent whitening gel. The trays then slip comfortably and securely over your teeth. When worn as directed by Dr. Spagnuolo, stains are gradually lifted from your teeth.
I’ve been disappointed with whitening products. How does yours work?
We appreciate what you are saying. Some patients have tried over-the-counter products such as whitening strips, pens, or toothpaste. They’ve found that the products do not make a noticeable difference in the appearance of their teeth, or the results are very modest and barely noticeable. As dental professionals, we have access to Health Canada-approved products that contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These ingredients have been scientifically proven to remove discoloration from stained teeth. Additionally, our dental team has access to products that contain a sufficient concentration of these ingredients to make a visible difference in the colour of your teeth.
Many elements of the teeth whitening process can also be adjusted by our dentist for truly tailored, predictable, and safe treatment. For instance, if you tend to have sensitive teeth, we may recommend that you wear the trays for a shorter time each day.
How do I keep my teeth looking white and beautiful?
Healthy teeth are often beautiful teeth! We encourage you to maintain six-month recall visits at our office. During these visits, our skilled hygienists lift surface stains with specialized dental instruments. So, your teeth stay brilliantly white, and your breath remains fresh! If you enroll in our “lifetime teeth whitening program,” we can also provide you with a complimentary supply of gel for ongoing “touch-ups.” Be sure to ask about this fantastic offer when you contact us at (226) 605-0042 to schedule your visit.