At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, we want to help you make your smile the best it can be. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, we can provide the cosmetic services you need to correct any aesthetic flaws. For example, we offer teeth whitening services to give you a cleaner, brighter smile. Over the years, we have encountered several misconceptions about teeth whitening, and in this article, we aim to set the record straight, so you can make a decision based on accurate information.
- Myth: You can achieve professional-quality results with an at-home whitening kit. While advertisers will try to tell you that you can get results that rival those of professional teeth whitening services with an at-home kit, this is simply not true. The whitening gels that we use here in our office contain higher concentrations of whitening agents, which means that they achieve better, more dramatic results. The kits you can buy for home use contain weaker whitening solutions, as the manufacturers need to make sure that you don’t accidentally hurt yourself with strong chemicals.
- Myth: The strongest whitening gel is the best. Another common misconception people have about teeth whitening is that if you want the best results, you need to use the strongest chemicals. This is not the case, as strong whitening gels may achieve more dramatic effects, faster than weaker solutions, but their results may not last as long. In addition, it’s possible for strong whitening chemicals to make your teeth sensitive, so it’s best to consult a trained dentist and have them recommend the right whitening solutions for your needs.
- Myth: Teeth whitening lasts forever. Unfortunately, there is no way to make the effects of teeth whitening treatments permanent. While our treatments will keep your teeth white for a long time, your teeth will still continue to change colour over time. If you want to keep your teeth whiter, longer, we recommend that you avoid tobacco products and that you cut down on things like coffee, tea, and other foods and drinks that contribute to staining.