Our dentist from Kitchener East Family Dental, serving Kitchener, ON and the surrounding areas, doesn't just supply you with dental care to keep your teeth healthy; Dr. Gangwani provides cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening that improve the appearance of your smile and enhance your confidence. Our whitening service is safe and effective, and we always welcome new patients.
Definition of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening uses a hydrogen peroxide-based solution applied directly to the teeth. The hydrogen peroxide works as a whitening agent that removes surface stains such as coffee, tomato, and wine stains from the enamel of your teeth. Staining tends to worsen as you age. A professional whitening from a dentist near Kitchener removes the staining, enhances the appearance your of your smile, boosts your confidence, and will even give your smile a younger appearance.
Once our dentist applies the gel, we use a light or laser to safely initiate and enhance the whitening effects of the gel. You can expect a teeth whitening to take about 30 to 90 minutes per session. We evaluate the degree of the staining on your teeth and will then determine the ideal number of visits for you to reap the full reward of our treatment.
Professional Whitening Vs. At-Home Whitening
A professional cosmetic dentistry service has the ability to whiten your teeth safely and effectively. Dr. Gangwani uses a solution that's more powerful than the options available in the store. The gels and whitening strips available on the market use different whitening agents that aren't as powerful. Not to mention, the solutions available don't have as high of a concentration of the whitening agent, which limits their ability to whiten.
The trays and strips you can purchase at the store aren't especially tailored to each person; therefore, these whitening options don't always fit into the person's mouth ideally, so not every tooth sees the same effect. And sometimes, the trays can rub against a person's gums and irritate them. With a professional whitening service, the entire process is centered around the patient and catering the services to his or her specific degree of staining and mouth.
During a dentist-assisted whitening, the dentist evaluates the patient's teeth for any reasons why the teeth whitening would be unsafe. If you use at-home whitening products, it may not be safe due to your particular oral health, and you wouldn't know. Not to mention, if you opt for at-home whitening to avoid seeing the dentist for dental care, your mouth could have health problems that could affect the appearance of your smile as well as your oral health.