Bright and white teeth are everyone’s asset. Not only do they give you confidence but also depicts overall good health. However, not everyone has a bright and healthy smile due to discoloured and stained teeth. Teeth whitening or bleaching is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes the discolouration and stains.
What are the types and causes of tooth colour and stains?
Extrinsic stains are on the surface of the teeth, while, intrinsic stains are on the interior of the teeth and deep within the dentin. Some causes of teeth stains include genetics, antibiotics, age, trauma, tooth decay, tobacco, coffee, exposure to too much fluoride, and tea.
Methods of teeth whitening
Methods of bleaching stained teeth are whitening toothpaste, over-the-counter gels and kits, rinses and mouthpiece trays. These products contain carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. At DentalX Dental Clinic in North York, we offer effective and quality in-office treatment. Our dental professionals will add sparkle to stained teeth. The professionals will first perform an oral exam to determine the best treatment for your teeth. They will then apply a gel to the gum or use a shield to protect the gums. The dental professional then applies the gel directly to the teeth and laser, light is used to activate the gel. The activation of the gel makes the bleaching process quicker and highly effective. One is able to see great results after the first treatment. This kind of vital whitening procedure is safe even though a strong bleaching agent is used.
DentalX secret to whiter teeth
We use Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed to give clients sparkling and radiant smiles. The Zoom Whitening procedure is the #1 patient-requested whitening brand. The product whitens teeth up to eight shades in just one procedure. Whether you have dark, grayish, blue-gray, yellowish or brownish stains Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed and the experienced DentalX personnel will deliver whiter teeth faster. In just one visit, patients are able to get dramatic results with little or no sensitivity experienced.
After an in-office treatment, the dental professional may recommend a mouthpiece tray for home whitening procedures. The dental professional makes an impression of your teeth so that the tray fits the teeth perfectly. One fills the tray with whitening gel and wears the tray a few hours every day.
Benefits of teeth whitening
- It enhances facial aesthetics
- Increases your confidence and makes you feel better about your appearance
- Gives you the impression of youth and happiness
- Makes one more appealing
Parties who do not qualify for whitening procedures
People who have fillings, crowns or any other form of restoration should refrain from bleaching process. Children under 16 years are discouraged from the procedure as the treatment may make their teeth more sensitive. A lactating mother, pregnant lady, and people with gum disease or worn enamel should avoid whitening treatment.
The teeth whitening treatment is a great way of enhancing a person’s look, however, results are not permanent. It is important for one to take proper care of their teeth and avoid things that discolor them. Good oral health is crucial for your overall health. Cleaning, flossing and dental visits are some ways that one can embrace to maintain good oral health.