, Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations, and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. In our latest dental tip, we discuss reasons to get your teeth whitening done at your dentist’s office.

Reasons To Get Your Teeth Whitening Done At Your Dentist’s Office

Teeth whitening is an effective and popular way to brighten your smile. Given that your smile is the first thing people will notice about you, the desire for a brighter smile makes teeth whitening a popular treatment. To ensure your oral health is not compromised, opting for professional teeth whitening is recommended. Here are some reasons why you should get your teeth whitening done by a professional at your dentist’s office.

Teeth Whitening At Your Dentist’s Office Protects Your Smile

Professional teeth whitening protects your smile by minimizing tooth sensitivity. Because active ingredients enter tooth enamel to try and remove stains, at home teeth whitening treatments are known to cause tooth sensitivity. Allowing a professional to handle the process will minimize sensitivity experienced. 

Professional teeth whitening will also prevent gum irritation. At home treatments offer a one size fits all product. Since everyone’s mouth is different, at home treatments allow active ingredients to come into contact with gums and other soft tissue. Visiting your dentist’s office for teeth whitening will allow for a customized process. The dental professional will ensure your mouth’s soft tissue does not come into contact with the hydrogen peroxide ingredients found in whitening products that could irritate your mouth.

Better Results Than At Home Whitening

Compared to at home teeth whitening products, dental offices have access to powerful whitening agents. At the dentist’s office, the hydrogen peroxide used comes in a much higher concentration than at home products. The higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide yields more effective results and far whiter teeth than at home products. 

Furthermore, getting teeth whitening done at your dentist’s office allows for a customized process. With at home teeth whitening, the whitening products do not always make contact with every tooth for the same duration of time. This produces uneven results. With professional whitening, your dentist is able to carefully apply the whitening gel to each individual tooth. In addition, a dental professional will be able to predict how your teeth will respond to the product in order to achieve the results you desire.

Quicker Results Than At Home Whitening

At your dentist’s office, professional teeth whitening sessions usually take about one hour. This is a shorter duration of time than most people expect, and significant results can be achieved in just one visit. With professional teeth whitening, your teeth can be up to eight shades whiter in just one session. Comparatively, at home treatments require consistent daily application for weeks, and only whiten teeth by one or two shades. In general, the teeth whitening process at your dentist’s office is quicker and much more effective.

Teeth Whitening At Your Dentist’s Office Improves Your Appearance

Getting your teeth whitened is sure to boost your confidence. Professional teeth whitening adds that extra wow factor to your smile for those important days and special occasions. Many individuals turn to teeth whitening in order to look younger. As a person ages, teeth become darker over time due to staining. Removing some of those pesky stains by getting your teeth whitened is a great self esteem boost. When you look good…you feel good too! 

Overall, teeth whitening is an effective and popular way to brighten your smile. For optimal effectiveness and maintenance of good oral health, you should visit your dentist’s office for professional teeth whitening. To book a consultation or for further information, please reach out to us.

Remember that good oral health habits start at home and we encourage you to visit us once a year for a full checkup and examination. Oral health is closely tied to your overall health and wellness and often we can identify issues before they become problems.

We are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


dentist explaining teeth whitening shades to her patient