With warmer days right around the corner, you might be thinking of updating your look. Besides hitting the gym or buying some new clothes, don't forget the impact that a beautiful smile can have on not only your appearance but also your confidence. Whether you have a wedding, family reunion, or vacation coming up this summer, teeth whitening in Toronto, ON is a fast and affordable way you can enhance your smile. Here's how it works.
Professional Whitening 101
You can have the convenience of whitening your teeth according to your own schedule with take-home whitening trays. Your dentist uses models of your teeth to create customized trays that provide the safety of a secure fit. This ensures that no excess whitening gel reaches your gums or soft tissues, which protects them from injury.
You'll be shown how to properly apply the gel to your whitening trays, and then you'll be able to whiten at home whenever you like. Your trays can also be used in the future to whiten your smile anytime you need to since you can always purchase additional tubes of whitening gel at your dentist's office.
Why Choose Professional Whitening?
With so many products available at the grocery store designed to whiten your smile, you may wonder what the benefits of whitening your teeth with your dentist might be. Here are some facts about professional whitening to consider:
- Your dentist uses a higher strength whitening gel than you can purchase at your local drug store. This means that you will achieve the results you desire in less time.
- Over-the-counter whitening systems are one-size-fits-all versus the customized trays that your dentist will make for you. Whitening products that don't fit properly may not achieve the results you desire and could result in injury to your soft tissues.
- Whitening your teeth under the care of your dentist is always more advisable in case you experience any issues with sensitivity.
If you are ready to update your smile, your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental is happy to help! Give us a call today to learn more about your options.