When you’re ready to enjoy the confidence that a whiter smile can bring, you owe it to yourself to investigate all of the types of teeth whitening solutions available. With the help of our Tsawwassen dentist, you can find the best option for your unique situation.
1. Teeth Whitening Solutions: In-Chair, Same Day
The fastest way to brighten your smile is to book an in-office whitening treatment with our Tsawwassen dentist. After surfaces stains are polished away, we directly apply the whitening solutions and use a bright light to accelerate the stain oxidation process.
We currently offer 20-minute in-office professional whitening by Smile Perfected. After treatment, your teeth will look several shades brighter and you should experience no sensitivity. Results are easy to maintain with our follow-up whitening at home kit. Best of all – this particular whitening program is only $125! The process is so affordable and easy, we recommend you schedule the 20 minute whitening at the end of your regular hygiene appointments to keep your teeth looking their best all year round.
2. Teeth Whitening Solutions: Custom Take-Home Tray Options
If you would prefer to whiten your teeth at home, our custom bleaching trays give you the convenience of DIY treatments combined with professional whitening solution concentrations available only in our Tsawwassen dentist’s office. Because these teeth whitening solutions are stronger, they can only be dispersed by a dentist; you can’t buy them at a store or online.
Your custom tray is made by taking an impression of your teeth. The snug, retainer-like feel will keep the whitening solutions in contact with your smile for the entire application. As such, the professional grade works better than products you can buy at the drugstore.
3. Teeth Whitening Solutions: Over the Counter Strips
The most effective store-bought teeth whitening solution is to select a peel-and-stick strip design. Whitening strips make it easy to shape over your teeth, hugging the curves and contours of your smile for even results. Take care to not let the strip rest on your gums (otherwise they could bleach or burn).
Keep in mind that like any over the counter whitening solution, bleaching strips will use a weaker concentration of ingredients than what you can get from our Tsawwassen dentist. They’re best for mild discoloration or stain prevention.
4. Teeth Whitening Solutions: “One Size” Trays
Like over the counter strips, store bought bleaching trays use the same concentration of whitening solutions sold to the public. The only difference is that you fill the tray with the included tube of whitening gel first. Unfortunately, the non-custom design of the tray makes it difficult (if not impossible) for the gel to make contact evenly with all of the tooth surfaces without also risk of chemical burns on the gums.
5. Teeth Whitening Solutions: Brush-on Gels and Pens
Bleach pens and brush on teeth whitening solutions use the same types of gels found in other over the counter products. However, they’re designed in a way that makes them preferable for spot treatments, maintenance or preventive purposes instead of overall whitening. Because the gel is brushed onto the teeth and not held in place, it’s challenging to get the same level of results as what you would see in other application methods.
Get Whiter Teeth in Less Time
At Roberts Dental & Facial Rejuvenation, our Tsawwassen dentist Dr. Jan Roberts will evaluate your personal smile needs to determine the best way to whiten your teeth in an efficient and effective manner. If you’ve tried over the counter products in the past, investing in one of our professional teeth whitening solutions can take your smile’s brightness to the next level. Book a no-pressure consultation today to learn more! Call 604-943-3343 or book online now.