Teeth Whitening in Red Deer County AB
Are you interested in brightening your smile? Whitening your teeth is an effective way to do it, and at Gasoline Alley Dental in Red Deer, AB, we can help! We offer a take-home customized whitening kit so you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home when you have available time.
The Teeth Whitening Process
The first step in the whitening process is to come in for an impression to make custom-fit bleaching (whitening) trays for your teeth. One of our staff members will do this by using a digital scanner to take a digital impression of your teeth, or by using traditional impression material to make a physical impression of your teeth. We take impressions of both the upper and lower teeth at the same appointment.
Once we successfully have your impression, then our staff member will send it to our lab to make a model of your teeth. From the model of your upper and lower teeth, we will make customized bleaching trays (kind of like athletic mouthguards) that can only be used by you since they are designed to fit your teeth.
When your custom whitening (bleaching) trays are ready, one of our friendly staff members will give you a call to have you come in to assess the fit of the trays on your upper and lower teeth. We will make sure you can put them in and take them out correctly and then go over the instructions for whitening your teeth at home with you. When you need more whitening (bleaching) solution, you just give us a call to order more!
If you’d like to know more about the take-home customized whitening service that we provide at Gasoline Alley Dental, don’t hesitate to ask at your next appointment, stop in for a visit, or give us a call, (403) 343-8622.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
This is a question that patients often ask Dr. Whitehead and our staff at Gasoline Alley Dental when they want to know more about whitening their teeth. Whitening is definitely a safe procedure as long as you follow the instructions for your customized whitening kit; however, some patients develop sensitivity after they use any type of whitening product on their teeth.
Teeth have a natural whitish-yellow colour because the middle layer of the tooth called the dentin has a yellowish hue. This means that healthy teeth will naturally be a light whitish-yellow colour. If you have concerns about the colour of your teeth, before using any whitening product, we recommend that you have a full dental check-up and cleaning to assess the health of your teeth and to decide if whitening would be a good option for you.
Call (403) 343-8622 or email to book an appointment at Gasoline Alley Dental.