Many people ask what the difference is between a store purchased teeth whitening kit and professional teeth whitening options?
Obviously price is one thing – however you need to take into consideration how much time you have to achieve the results you are happy with. There is also the problem we see at our office – clients have over bleached with the store kit and caused a blueish hue to their teeth or they over -exposed their gums which is painful as the gums peel and blister. That isn’t to say when done right, store kits can produce good results over weeks and weeks of daily exposure.
We are confident that the best results both aesthetically and for dental health reasons come from dental professionally-dispensed take-home kits. At WAVE we build you custom-fitted application trays made of a flexible plastic material. These custom trays keep the bleach away from your gums and in contact with your teeth. They help to prevent saliva from coming into contact with the bleaching agent (which can dilute its strength).
Another advantage is that the whitening compound is pre-loaded in syringes so you have the exact amount to add to your custom trays just before use. We use a whitening product with amorphous calcium phosphate which is a proven enamel re-builder and potassium nitrate and fluoride which helps with the decreasing sensitivity – a typical experience after you whiten your teeth.
There is a ONE day office treatment we can offer you that is safe and effective called ZOOM (TM). For more information call our office at 604-538-9283 – as well click on the ZOOM tab for details about this exciting way to brighten your smile and take 10 years of your appearance!