Teeth Whitening in Woodbridge, ON
It is common for teeth to become discoloured over the course of time. Fortunately, there are a variety of teeth whitening options available to restore your teeth’s natural colour.
Staining of the teeth is the primary reason for discoloured teeth. Stains can be classified as extrinsic stains or intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains occur due to developmental issues while the teeth were maturing. As a result, intrinsic stains cannot be treated with whitening products. Cosmetic dentistry is used to treat teeth with intrinsic stains.
Extrinsic stains are stains which occur on the outer surface of the teeth. These stains can be removed with the use of professional teeth whitening products.
Teeth Whitening Options
In-Office teeth whitening produces greater results in a shorter amount of time when compared to in-home whitening products. In-office whitening relies on the use of higher strength whitening gels and whitening lights than can be bought in at a local department store. Dental supervision is required when using these higher concentration products. This is a great option to have your smile looking refreshed before a big event such as a wedding or reunion.
At-Home teeth whitening can involve the use of professional whitening products from your dental office or use of over the counter whitening products. Over the counter whitening products come in a lower concentration than what is found in a dental office, or given to you by your dentist. It may take longer to notice results with these types of products.
Professional whitening products from your dental office that are intended for home use will come in a higher concentration and detailed instructions regarding their use. This is another great option when you are not in a rush or if you would like to refresh your white in between your next in-office whitening appointment.
Teeth Whitening Considerations
In some cases where discolouration of teeth is not due to surface stains, cosmetic dental treatment is available. Dental Veneers can also be used to enhance your smile. Dental Veneers can change the colour, size and shape of your teeth in a short amount of time.
If you notice a high level of discomfort or sensitivity during or after you whiten your teeth, contact your dental office and let them know. While most patients do not experience any significant sensitivity with teeth whitening, a small percentage may experience short-term sensitivity.
If you are interested in learning about our teeth whitening options, or if you have any questions, call us now: (905) 605-5020.