Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments?
Shocker, right? Or is it?
For most, if not all of us, the first thing that pops in our minds when we think of our teeth is how they look – more specifically, how clean, and flashy they are. That’s half the reason why we brush our teeth after each meal – to keep our teeth in good health yes, but also so that they can shine and we can feel confident smiling, laughing, and talking.
These days, receiving teeth whitening treatment is not only relatively simple but there are many ways to go about doing so. It all depends on your preferences, and whether you wish to receive teeth whitening by a dentist near your or take things into your own hands and do it in the comfort of your home.
But which is better, you say? As is the case with anything, there are pros and cons to either method.
The Process of Receiving Professional Teeth Whitening in Saskatoon
Also known as in-office teeth whitening, this treatment is a very straightforward process that only requires one visit.
Your dentist will begin by cleaning your teeth to remove any lingering bacteria or plaque. Then they will apply a resin-based solution so that you don’t experience any irritation. The bleaching solution is a gel-like substance that consists of hydrogen peroxide and sits on your teeth for anywhere between fifteen to thirty minutes. A special UV light is used to initiate the actual whitening process.
It’s important to note that while this treatment does cost more, it also lasts for much longer.
Teeth Whitening at Home
DIY teeth whitening treatments near you are typically available at drugstores for reasonable prices.
These treatments can include:
- Whitening strips, trays, or toothpaste. These are some of the most common treatments.
- Brushing your teeth with activated charcoal.
- Rubbing a mix of lemon juice and baking soda on your teeth, or, if your teeth are more sensitive, just lemon peels.
- Oil swishing with coconut oil.
Another fabulous, and pretty much inexpensive way to brighten your teeth over time is . . . wait for it . . . brushing every day! Not only does this help prevent discoloration, but plaque and tartar build-up, gingivitis, and cavities too.
So, when it comes down to it, there is no right or wrong way to whiten your teeth. It depends on the current state of your oral health, sensitivity, budget, and personal preferences.
That said, if you’re looking to learn more about teeth whitening, come into our dental clinic in Saskatoon today! We’ll be happy to answer all your questions about the process and help you find the method that suits you best. You deserve to be proud of your teeth and your smile, and here at Mount Royal Dental, we want to help you achieve that in any way we can.