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What To Expect At Your First Teeth Whitening Appointment

If you ever need to improve the quality of your smile, it is difficult to pick a better alternative to teeth whitening. It is a relatively simple process that takes effect very quickly. Professional teeth whitening can brighten your teeth almost instantly.


However, the process can be discomforting the first time. Hence, the team at Skyline Dental Associates would like you to know what to expect at your first teeth whitening appointment.


Teeth Whitening Consultation

Teeth whitening consult

Before you can begin the process, your oral health needs to be properly assessed. As such, you need to have your teeth examined by a dental health professional. During the consultation, your teeth will be inspected thoroughly and your oral health history will be noted. Also, they can provide answers to any question you might have about the process. If they determine that you meet the requirements for teeth whitening, the process can proceed.


Preparatory Treatment

During the examination, the dentist might find some issues that will not disqualify you from teeth whitening but have to be addressed before the process can begin. Plaque, tartar and other debris on your teeth may interfere with the teeth-whitening agents and need to be cleaned off first. Also, the dental health expert may choose to protect your gums from any potential issues that can lead to sensitivity or irritation.


Teeth Whitening Process

Teeth whitening process

During the teeth brightening process, the dental health professional will carefully spread a bleaching solution on your teeth. These substances usually contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The gel can be applied directly to the teeth or the dental professional can hold it in place with a special tray.


After the application is complete, the dentist may use a laser or specialised light to activate the whitening gel. This speeds up the process and can also improve the efficacy of the gel.

Treatment After Teeth Whitening

After the process is complete, the dentist will provide some aftercare tips that will maintain your newly acquired bright smile. Regular teeth cleaning with brushing and flossing is recommended as well as avoiding particular foods and drinks. Mostly, you will have to maintain good oral hygiene to prolong the period your teeth look bright.


If you experience any discomfort or pain during or after the procedure, do not hesitate to tell the dental expert. They can recommend pain relievers or provide gel to alleviate your discomfort. Typically these issues are mild and disappear after a short while.


Teeth whitening is known to take less than an hour and provides almost instant results. However, results will vary depending on the shade of your teeth before the process and the specifics of the process used. If necessary, the dental professional will recommend additional appointments for touch-ups.


Skyline Dental Associates – Your Trusted Ottawa Dentist

The ease and immediacy of teeth whitening make it a very popular choice among cosmetic dental procedures. The first time receiving one might be uncomfortable but the process is undoubtedly effective in enhancing the appearance of your teeth.


Please contact us if you need teeth whitening or any other dental procedure. Skyline Dental Associates provides comprehensive dental services to Ottawa and the surrounding communities. Our zoom whitening techniques are particularly great at dissolving stains and improving your teeth’s colour. Also, our whitening gel is powerful and safe. By staying up to date with dental technology and methodology we ensure that your oral health is never in doubt and your smile is always bright.