Thinking About Whitening?

June 7, 2018

SO, YOU WANT TO whiten your teeth. You’re not alone! In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth.



There Are Several Teeth Whitening Options


With so many teeth whitening products on the market, you may be left scratching your head as to which one you should choose. As with any type of treatment, it’s important to know all the facts so you can make the best choice for you and your unique smile! Some of the most common teeth whitening options are:

  • Whitening toothpastes

  • Whitening strips and gels

  • Tray-based tooth whiteners

  • In-office whitening

Whitening Is Safest And Most Effective When Supervised By A Dentist


At Slave Lake Dental we offer an at home system for whitening your teeth. The Spa Dent Take home Whitening Kit is a 2 in 1 Advanced Whitening System that is sensitivity free. It takes 20 minutes and whitens your smile up to 8 shades whiter in only 5 days. The kit includes aftercare, sensitivity free and enamel safe professional strength whitening gel, a blue LED activating light with batteries, a dental tray for the gel, a shade guide and a travel case.




There are a number of options for clinical, over the counter or even home remedies for teeth whitening. We caution our patients about using chemicals on their teeth of any sort or combination of ingredients that aren’t approved first by their personal dentist. One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening is that teeth can become more sensitive after whitening with over the counter products and home remedies.

The chart below compares the Spa Dent Take Home kit to other popular whitening options:


A Note To Parents


Teeth whitening is a big trend among teenagers. Parents should always supervise their teenagers’ use of whitening products as overuse or failure to follow directions can damage tooth enamel or irritate gums. Be sure to consult with your dentist before allowing your teenager to whiten to make sure they are at an appropriate age and stage of dental development for whitening.


Still curious about how whitening works? Check out the video below to learn more!

Keep Your Smile Beautiful


What truly keeps teeth bright, white and healthy is daily brushing and flossing. But if you feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or has yellowed over the years, give us a call or come in to see us!We’d be happy to help you brighten up that beautiful smile of yours.


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