Confident people smile more, and when you smile more, you feel more confident. That is why feeling confident and a brilliant smile go hand in hand. Sadly, bad habits result in discoloured enamel on the outer layer of your teeth. Everyday habits like tea, coffee, smoking, and chocolates bring great quality of life, but also cause discolouration and stains. While its difficult for some people to kick these habits, getting teeth whitening in Grande Prairie help your teeth retain a brilliance you love, while still enjoying coffee and a chocolate or two.
With so many options available to achieve a brighter smile, it can be difficult to choose the right method for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening in Grande Prairie.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING
The first professional type of teeth whitening is commonly referred to as ‘in-office whitening’. This procedure is performed an appointment in a dental office, where the dentist applies a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately. At the Dr. Gaultier Dental Clinic, we use a customized system and controlled gel formulas that are safe and effective for teeth whitening in Grande Prairie.
AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING
Tray bleaching is another type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom made trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, one readily accessible whitening product is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners are easy to purchase and are generally less expensive but also less effective than whitening strips or professional whitening. They consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. The paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult with a dental professional first before use.
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.
Why It’s Best to go with Professional Teeth Whitening in Grande Prairie?
While all of the above-mentioned options can work, they are not going to be as effective when it comes to completely removing stains and discolouration from your teeth. On the other hand, getting a teeth whitening procedure done at the Dr. Gaultier Dental Clinic will ensure you get safe and reliable teeth whitening in Grande Prairie.
CONTACT US TODAY
Ready for a friendly experience? Please contact our Grande Prairie family dental office. We also serve Sexsmith, Beaverlodge, and surrounding areas. Schedule a visit with Dr. Gaultier today. The sooner you call, the sooner you’ll be on the path to a more confident, healthier smile.
To find out more about our dental services, please feel free to contact us at (780) 532-5380.