“So, what’s the deal with teeth whitening?” Abbotsford patients ask us this very question all the time. Teeth whitening is purely a cosmetic procedure, but one that happens to be the most common cosmetic dentistry request in the world. Why is tooth whitening so popular? Having whiter, brighter teeth makes you appear younger, healthier, more approachable, and more attractive.
You’ve probably seen those off-the-shelf home teeth whitening solutions at a shop in town. You may have even tried them yourself and experienced mixed results. The issue with at-home whitening kits is that they just don’t pack the punch of the Zoom!® and Spa Dent teeth whitening systems offered at Medora Dental Care. The other issue with store-bought whiteners is they typically use a film or one-size-fits-all tray to deliver the whitening treatment to the teeth, methods that are much less effective.
As we previously mentioned, Medora Dental Care offers two types of in-office teeth whitening for Abbotsford patients. These include the brands of Zoom!® and Spa Dent. Each of these professional teeth whitening services can be delivered in a single, 60- to 90-minute visit at our office. This bleaching process can drastically whiten teeth that have become discoloured due to fluorosis, tetracycline staining, wine, tobacco, certain foods, as well as the aging process.
Please note that tooth whitening will not work on crowns or veneers, only the non-root surfaces of your natural tooth enamel. If you are considering having veneers or dental crowns added in the near future, we recommend whitening your teeth first to achieve your ideal shade before your veneers or crowns are constructed.