It happens to the best of us – one day you give your mirror a big smile, only to discover your teeth have seriously yellowed.
Chances are you’ve felt invincible while sipping your favourite red wine or your morning Americano, but alas, you’re mourning the good old days of pearly white teeth. Your flashy smile was once your prized accessory, so when it starts to fade, your self esteem crashes and burns.
Daily Hive wanted to see what a new teeth whitening procedure is all about and took to a dental office for an exclusive investigation.
These days you can find a different teeth whitening option virtually everywhere you go. The problem is that many people complain of sore teeth and gums when applying a product at home. Teeth can be whited unevenly with yellow spots still showing.
On the flip side, visiting a local dentist means your teeth can be seamlessly whitened. There’s a common misconception that you’ll be paying about $700 to get it done, but finally, a new whitening kit is changing this. The new Philips Zoom! QuickPro costs about $250, giving you a big star treatment for little money. And if you didn’t notice up above – the application only takes five minutes.
There’s nothing scary about this procedure – just sit down in the dentist’s chair and get ready to show your smile. Together you’ll look at teeth colour swatches to identify your current shade, giving you an idea of the approximate results you’ll get. The dentist applies vitamin E oil to moisturize your lips. A cheek retractor is slipped into your mouth to ensure all your teeth get the same amount of attention.
Liquidam is a product that gets traced upon your gum line to protect your gums. The dentist ensures it’s in place before curing it with a little light, next coating the liquidam with vitamin E oil to keep the procedure smooth sailing.
The whitening results score major kudos since they’re totally instantaneous for most people. You’ll notice them as soon as you take a peek in the dentist’s mirror, before getting out of the chair. Everyone experiences different results based on the colour of their own teeth but lots of patients as seen above experience whitening of about three times their normal shade. The best part is that there’s zero downtime – all you have to do is wait 30 minutes to brush your teeth so you can show off your bright new smile.
Many dental offices offer the Philips Zoom! QuickPro. Daily Hive visited BC Perio where you can schedule your appointment. Call 604-872-0222 for more information or visit in person at #501 – 777 West Broadway.