It is a well-known fact that drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and especially smoking, are major contributors to stained teeth – even more so if your teeth are already covered in plaque and tartar to begin with. Once these stains have set into your tooth’s enamel, it is sometimes difficult to remove them without the help of a professional. This is where we step in. At Clinique Médico-Dentaire de la Gatineau, we practice a special form of teeth whitening using custom-made whitening trays – a highly-effective procedure which produces durable results.
The procedure itself is quite simple: first off, your dentist will make molds of your upper and lower sets of teeth in order for laboratory technicians to build specialized trays custom-fitted to your teeth. Once your trays are ready, you will be able to take them home and fill them with the contents of the professional whitening kit provided by your dentist, which contains carbamide peroxide. All that’s left to do is wear the trays according to your dentist’s directions, and you will begin to see results almost immediately. Additionally, because these reusable trays are custom-made to the exact mold of your mouth, they are incredibly comfortable, will provide you with the most even results, and eliminate the risk of irritation from the gel coming into contact with your gums.
It is very important to note that dental sensitivity during this type of treatment is very normal, and will dissipate on its own after the whitening treatment is done.
The type and duration of whitening treatment should only be determined by your dentist. By taking the initial colour of your teeth, your desired result, and your reaction time to the procedure into consideration, your dentist alone is in the most qualified to make informed recommendations for how to proceed with whitening your teeth.
Therefore, before opting for the first whitening treatment you see, it is absolutely imperative that you consult with your dentist in order to determine the current state of your teeth, and whether this is the right option for you. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Clinique Médico-Dentaire de la Gatineau today. Our team is ready to give you that bright, healthy-looking smile you’ve always dreamed of.