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Are My Teeth Healthy Enough for a Whitening Treatment?

A white smile has been shown to boost one's self-esteem significantly. Before whitening your teeth, your dentist must examine them to ensure their health and suitability for the procedure. The criteria we use to determine whether teeth whitening is a viable option for you have been laid out by our team at Cambie Village Dental.

Whitening your teeth is an excellent way to improve your appearance. A more confident grin can be revealed with a brighter, whiter smile. That being said, there are a few things you should know before applying the first whitening strip. Our Vancouver dental team will need to examine your smile to ensure that your teeth are in good enough health to undergo whitening treatment. We'll discuss the criteria for determining whether teeth whitening is right for you in this post.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Make an appointment with your Cambie Village Dental dentist if you're thinking about teeth whitening. Your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of enamel thinning or decay, which could jeopardize the outcome of the whitening treatment. If you have periodontal disease or extremely sensitive teeth, porcelain veneers may be recommended instead of bleaching.

Individuals who have yellow tones in their teeth but have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums are normally the best candidates for teeth whitening.

What should I expect from teeth whitening treatment?

While bleaching is generally considered to be safe and effective, some patients may experience mild tooth sensitivity or gum irritation while undergoing treatment. These symptoms should go away once the procedure is finished. The effect of dental teeth bleaching on changing the colour of your teeth from grey to a lighter shade of grey is limited.

Keep in mind that each patient's outcome will be different, and visible restorations like a crown or bridge will not whiten and will retain their original colour.

Following treatment with a cosmetic kit, you should have at least one vial of bleaching gel left. This can be used to "refresh" your smile, and additional bleaching gel vials for use with your custom mouthguard can be purchased as needed.

Consistent Oral Hygiene Preserves Smiles Best

Our dentists always recommend that you visit for a checkup and cleaning every six months, regardless of the state of your teeth (the frequency of your visits depending on the general condition of your teeth and gums and your at-home oral hygiene routine). The most effective method of maintaining a white smile and avoiding oral health problems is to combine an effective at-home oral care routine with routine dental visits.

Are you interested in learning if you qualify for Cambie Village Dental's whitening services? Contact us immediately. We want you to have a positive experience each time you visit our clinic.

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