Many patients in North Vancouver are seeking teeth whitening options. While there are many teeth whitening options available over the counter in the forms of strips and gels, none of these can yield the dramatic results that a professional teeth whitening treatment can.
Our gentle family dentists here at Valley Centre Dental Group have been providing cosmetic teeth whitening treatments safely and effectively for many years. Patients may seek teeth whitening due to mild or deep staining, uneven tooth color, tetracycline stains, or dental fluorosis. Some patients may simply want a whitening treatment to give their smile a little boost before a big event such as a wedding or prom. Whatever your reasons are for considering teeth whitening, your family dentist can help you decide on a treatment that is right for you.
First of all, it’s best to ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy before beginning any whitening treatment. For this reason we recommend that our patients get a professional teeth cleaning and exam before their whitening treatment, especially if it’s been more than 6 months since their last cleaning. By removing plaque and tartar build up beforehand your whitening treatment will be much more effective. Regular cleanings and checkups are important for your oral and overall health anyway.
After a whitening treatment, your family dentist may recommend that you abstain from staining foods and beverages. Coffee, tea, red wine and citrus foods can all lead to dislocation. If you can’t give up these items entirely, try limiting the amount you consume, using a straw, and using a whitening toothpaste to minimize staining.
Whitening treatments are non- invasive and generally less expensive than other cosmetic dentistry treatments, but they can go a long way towards giving your smile that extra radiance. To learn more about general and cosmetic dentistry options please contact our North Vancouver dental clinic.