Having a bright pearly white smile has always ranked pretty high on my beauty wish list.
A great smile is key to confidence, but my all-time favourite beverage has kept that dream at bay. Yes, I’m talking about coffee–4-5 cups a day to be exact.
Something was going to have to give if I wanted a movie star smile, but it sure as heck wasn’t going to be this mom’s daily caffeine fix.
When it comes to teeth whitening, there are a lot of options. I’ve tried the over-the-counter teeth whitening options such as toothpaste, mouthwash and strips, but they tend to provide little-to-no results. Store-bought teeth whitening products are often designed only to remove exterior staining, leaving interior staining and dulled-looking teeth. With professional teeth whitening, both exterior and interior staining can be whitened, leaving you with a truly whiter, brighter and healthier-looking smile.
Before making my appointment, I figured it would be weeks before I would actually be able to get in. The friendly receptionist, Katerina, let me know of their extended hours and weekend availability. I couldn’t believe I was able to book my very first Zoom Whitening Treatment for the following Saturday morning.
A few days later, I found myself in a cozy reclined chair with big protective yellow glasses and Dr. Dhruv Patel at my side. He was so warm and friendly that I felt totally comfortable asking all my crazy questions about the procedure. He examined my mouth, gave me the run down on what to expect, and together, we decided which shade of white would be best.
He explained that with in-office whitening, you can unlock a smile up to eight shades whiter in an average of 45 minutes, reversing stains from food and drinks, aging, even discoloration from some types of medication.
I’ll admit I have that ‘go big or go home’ mentality, so I was tempted to go as white as possible. Thankfully, Dr. Patel steered me clear of going that route, explaining that it would only serve to make my capped tooth stand out as it can’t be whitened.
After prepping my mouth for whitening, Dr. Patel applied a layer of advanced whitening gel on my teeth. To speed up the whitening process, a WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp was placed on my mouth. I would undergo three sessions, each lasting 15 minutes. Some experience discomfort from sensitivity, but honestly, I fell asleep each time. To be fair, they played spa music and the chair was pretty comfy. Can you blame me?
Once we reached my desired shade, a post-treatment gel was applied to help protect my enamel and reduce sensitivity.
I left NovaCare dental with the smile of my dreams and a strict list on what I could and couldn’t eat or drink for the next 48 hours.
Sadly, coffee was on this list, but I figured it was well-worth the sacrifice. Dr. Patel also warned that I could experience discomfort from the sensitivity to the whitening and was advised to take Advil when I got home if there was any pain.
There was some startling zaps of discomfort that came in waves that first night, but the Advil did take the edge off. I have also been drinking my coffee with a straw ever since, to keep my sparkling new pearl whites looking their best.
A huge thank you to Dr. Patel and his team for giving me my dream smile and making it such a great experience. I think I’ll have to make this an annual tradition!
About Professional Teeth Whitening
From Crest White Strips to whitening tooth paste, I have tried all kinds of whitening products over the years. None have compared to the effectiveness of Zoom Whitening.
Want to try it for yourself? For a limited time, NovaCare Dental is offering this service for just $179.99 (it’s normally $299).
For more information, visit novacaredental.ca or call (604) 534-5600 to book your session!
About NovaCare Dental
Located in the heart of Langley at 20811 Fraser Hwy, NovaCare Dental’s mission is to bring life to your smile with quality, friendly, and personalized treatment. For the convenience of patients, this family friendly practice offers flexible evening and Saturday hours. From sedation dentistry and digital x-rays to teeth whitening and dental bridges, this dentist in Langley is sure to have something for everyone.
I’m thrilled to partner with NovaCare Dental in Langley to give away a free Zoom Whitening Session. Leave a comment on this blog post and then head over to our Facebook fan page tonight at 8pm to complete the rest of the steps. Good luck! Contest closes Aug. 20. You must be 18+ to enter.