“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Author Unknown

 

Getting whitening has been an easy choice for so many people.

 

As hard as it may be to believe, most people are admiring their new brighter smile within days, not weeks or months of their treatment. Sometimes within hours, depending on the type of treatment you’re getting! What’s even better is, during treatment you’ll be able to go about your day to day activities without any major changes to your routine.

 

Here are the 3 most asked questions when it comes to whitening your teeth:

 

How Long Will Your Teeth Stay White?

The effects of whitening are thought to last up to three years.  However, this will vary from person to person.  The effect is less likely to last if you smoke or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth.

What Are the Side Effects?

Some people experience these more common side effects:

  • Their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment
  • They have discomfort in the gums
  • Their throat may feel sore a sore
  • White patches may appear on the gum line

These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.  If any of these side effects continue or you determine there’s something else related to your whitening, ask your dentist even though you didn’t have it done at the office.

The Opalescence system
The Opalescence system

 

There are many home whitening kits available. The Opalescence system is one that is highly recommended and supported by West Airdrie Dental.  Feel free to ask one of our staff for more information on our take home kits.

 

 

 

In addition to this topic, we’re pleased to offer a FREE report that provides information vital to forming good dental habits. Why not get your copy now? The Smart Patient’s Guide to Wisdom Teeth, is just a click away. And it’s absolutely FREE.

 

Also, for further information, make an appointment, or have a question answered, you’re more than welcome to call us at West Airdrie Dental at 587 317 7713 or click here to visit our website.