By Dr. Mark Lansdell
If you’re online searching for “Teeth Whitening in Guelph”, you’re probably happy with your overall smile and general oral health, but just wish your smile was a bit brighter. Whether for an upcoming event over the holidays or for your everyday smile, supervised teeth whitening is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic smile solutions out there. It’s no wonder that so many people are looking for it.
You’ll notice I said “supervised”. Have you ever seen someone who’s teeth were so bright that they looked unnatural? Most of us have probably chuckled along with the laugh-track in a comedy that told this very same story for one of their characters – quite often right before a big date! These extreme examples of overly white or bright teeth often occur when someone chooses to try at-home teeth whitening, without supervision from a qualified dental team. This is because teeth whitening is more accurately called teeth bleaching and one of the active ingredients is peroxide.
Whitening your teeth with the cooperation of your dental team is important for a couple of reasons. While the only real risk of teeth whitening, other than over-whitening, is tooth sensitivity, this can be troublesome for some people. When you’re working with my team at Gordon Street Dental, we get to know you and assess your oral health before beginning any treatment. This helps us give you the right support for your teeth whitening – or any other services you require from a dentist in Guelph. In the case of sensitivity, when you work with us instead of on your own, we can help control this sensitivity, or suggest that teeth whitening may not be the best choice for you – thereby saving you from sensitivity altogether.
The second reason supervised whitening is your better choice is that it’s more predictable. We’ll work with you to custom-make the gel trays to fit perfectly around your teeth and will recommend the strength and duration of treatment that will give you the whiter teeth you want, without a glow-in-the-dark smile. And if you are looking for whiter teeth for a big date or photo opportunity – you want this assurance.
Give us a call today to find out more about teeth whitening in Guelph at Gordon Street Dental. I’ve been helping South Guelph families love their smiles for more than 22 years. If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, or even a new dental home, I’d love to do the same for you!