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Teeth Whitening

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Learn more about our teeth whitening services and how they can benefit you.

Many patients suffer from tooth discolouration to varying degrees. Even those who brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly may find that food such as soy sauce, berries, coffee, and tea, environmental factors and even aging can take a toll on the natural radiance of your teeth. Fortunately, teeth whitening treatment in Smile Dental Implant Center can restore and maintain that youthful brilliant smile.

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that does not involve any alteration to the tooth structure. It is considered a very safe procedure, with few, if any side effects.

There are two types of teeth whitening products that can be used: Bleaching products and surface whiteners.

Surface whiteners are often used for milder teeth whitening, such as stain removal. They’re most often found in products such as whitening strips, toothpaste, and gum, and act as a mild abrasive to remove surface stains. Meanwhile, tooth bleaching products change the colour of your teeth using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These are more robust products that aim to go beyond simple stain removal.

After having an in-office teeth whitening, we may recommend you continue your treatment with take home custom-made teeth whitening products for more dramatic and longer lasting results. Since its dentist supervised, is safe and effective.

It’s important to note that teeth whitening products won’t work the same for everyone. Some individuals may see more significant results in a shorter period of time. Some types of intrinsic (internal) stains may be permanent.

If you want to correct old, discolored, or unnatural looking restorations they would need to be replaced. Additionally, dental materials do not respond to whitening. Consult with our team to learn more about the results you can expect from your teeth whitening treatment.

How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening isn't a permanent solution to whiten your smile. If you continue to expose your teeth to foods and drinks that cause staining, you will begin to see the whiteness fade after a few months. If you avoid these foods and drinks after your teeth whitening treatment, you may just need a touch up after a year or so.
Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
Sensitivity is a potential short-term side effect to teeth whitening. For most patients, it fades away within a few days after a whitening session. To help minimize discomfort, we recommend that you use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to treatment and for at least two weeks following your treatment.
Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Brown and yellow-coloured stains respond the best to teeth whitening treatments. Grey, blue and purple-coloured stains tend not to respond to whitening at all. For teeth with these types of stains, patients may be better candidates for cosmetic treatments such as veneers or dental crowns.
Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
No, it does not work on existing dental restorations such as veneers or dental crowns. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth. If your treatment plan includes veneers or crowns, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
f used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, it is very unlikely that teeth whitening will damage your dental enamel. Always consult with your dentist to ensure that you are using any teeth whitening products safely.
How much whiter will my teeth be?
It is best to visit the dentist prior to any whitening procedure to determine which whitening product is best for you. We understand that you want to have a smile and teeth that makes you happy.
What are whitening products made out of?
There are many whitening products on the market today. A list of ingredients is found with each product. With each product either Hydrogen Peroxide is used or Carbamide Peroxide. The only difference between these two products is that Carbamide Peroxide processes at a slower rate and changes into Hydrogen Peroxide. Both produce the same results and there is no noticeable difference in sensitivity.
What ways can I whiten my teeth?
In office: a concentrated whitening solution is placed on your teeth by our professional team. At Home: a semi-concentrated whitening solution is placed in trays that have been made specifically for your teeth. Our team will go over the at home procedure steps with you. Whitening strips: May get your teeth one shade lighter if used repeatedly. The results depend on the strength of the strip and the shade of your teeth. Whitening toothpaste and Mouth rinse: helps keep away surface stains. The results vary and are dependent upon the product.
When should teeth whitening not be used?
If the enamel on your teeth has eroded away. If you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you have extensive decay. If you have periodontal disease. If you have excessive gum recession. Whitening your teeth will be ineffective on teeth with fillings, crowns and bridges.
Will I have to whiten again?
Yes, if you wish to maintain the whiteness of your teeth – teeth will age or yellow over time – that’s natural! Maintaining teeth whitening results is a challenge for most of us. It is best to maintain your teeth with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist.

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