Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits are a safe and effective way to make one’s teeth numerous shades lighter. Dr. Parsa will create a tray customized to your mouth and teeth so that you get even and consistent whitening coverage. Custom trays also reduce the chance of teeth or gum sensitivities. Before starting, Dr. Parsa takes the time to discuss product pros and cons, describe how teeth whitening works and ensures it is the right solution for you.
As we age, the outer layer of our teeth (the enamel) can darken, and things like coffee, tea, wine and smoking can stain our teeth. These stains don’t go away unless you actively remove them. Teeth whitening gel works by temporarily opening the pores in your teeth and gently lifting the stains.
The Canadian Dental Association suggests that bleaching should only be done under a dentist’s care, as store-bought products have little scientific assessment. If you have fillings, root canal treatment, crowns or extremely dark stains consulting with a dentist is particularly important because they can explain the limitations of the kits and discuss if other methods might be more suitable for whitening your smile.