Today, there are several teeth whitening options to choose from, but the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is still dentist-supervised treatments. In-office treatments involve using strong whitening agents to give you a smile that’s up to 10 shades whiter in less than an hour.
At our dental clinic in Kelowna, BC, we recommend this teeth whitening method because our dentists can monitor our patients' treatment to ensure your safety and comfort. Because the whitening gels are much stronger, they can cause gum irritation and sensitivity best monitored and handled by a dentist.
Several at-home teeth whitening options can offer strong results as well. A custom bleaching tray allows you to use a high concentration gel in a tray fitted for your teeth to make sure more of the gel stays on your teeth rather than leaking out onto your gums and causing irritation. For that reason, over-the-counter tray whitening systems can be less effective and cause more gum irritation.
Whitening pens provided by your dentist also offer a safe and easy option. By drawing the peroxide-based liquid on to your teeth, you control how it’s applied and you’ll experience less sensitivity.
Dr. Visscher earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California. His passion for dentistry and helping others has taken him to many countries in South and Central America, Haiti, and India to mention a few. He is past President of Kelowna District Dental Society and is the current president of New Reality International Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual healing to those suffering from extreme poverty, disease and injustice worldwide.
Dr. Visscher currently practices at the Okanagan Smiles Dental Clinic in Kelowna, British Columbia.