Our smiles can be the most eye-catching when our teeth look beautifully white. Unfortunately, this youthful appearance can change due to stains from soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco.
Naturally, the colour of teeth range from light grey to yellow. It is normal for teeth to discolour with age which can be due to stains and dental plaque. An excellent oral hygiene routine can prevent and remove these surface stains. Teeth can even appear lighter or darker depending on your skin tone and make up.
To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many whitening options, such as custom whitening kits. We offer surface whiteners and bleaches.
Although Health Canada sees tooth whitening as a cosmetic procedure, being self-conscious of tooth colour can be a very real anxiety! Please contact us today to find out more about these options and which one is best for you.
No. Whitening can only work on your natural tooth structure but some types of tooth discolourations will not work with conventional whiteners which is why it is important to talk to your dentist at Lakeridge Dental. Surface whitening agents use unique abrasives toi help with removing surface stains. However, this treatment is not an alternative to a professional dental cleaning and hygiene appointment.
Teeth that bleach well are: yellow, plaque-free, calculus-free teeth.
Teeth that do not bleach well are: unclean teeth, brown teeth, grey teeth, crowns, veneers, restorations, darkening due to some medications or trauma.
For these special cases, talk to our team at Lakeridge dental to determine which type of whitening is the best choice for you.
Dentist Pro Tip: one of the most common side-effects of bleaching is short-term sensitivity. Prevent this and decrease the incidence by using a desensitizing toothpaste for 2 weeks before, during and weeks after bleaching
Contact us for a teeth whitening appointment today!
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