Tooth whitening treatments can dramatically change tooth colour, making teeth noticeably whiter as seen above. But that is only one of the reasons why you should rely on your dental professional to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile.
A lot of Mohawk and McMaster University students get their teeth whitened for their graduation pictures.
There are many different types of whiteners and the strength of the ingredients can also differ significantly. Paint on whiteners, whitening strips and whitening gels are commonly used products. Whiteners available in drug stores may be lower strength versions and may be appropriate for some people. Your dental professional can help you decide what is right for you.
Whitening gels like the White & Brite Tooth Whitening System are applied by wearing custom fitted mouth trays. Your dental professional will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to make these custom trays, which help insure that the trays fit properly. Tray systems available in drug stores may not fit as well. Ill fitting trays can lead to gum irritation.
There are a variety of different strength whiteners available. Dental professionals are trained to determine what the best course of treatment is for your case.
Many people see an improvement after just a few days of tooth whitening. The treatment plan and strength of whitening gel provided by your dental professional is based on the condition of your teeth when you begin. The goal is to provide the fastest results possible.
No whitening treatment can whiten tooth coloured fillings, crowned (capped) or veneered teeth. This is one more reason to seek the advice of a professional before using any whitening product. As part of your treatment plan, your dentist will advise you on aesthetic options to ensure an overall beautiful smile.
Red Wine, Pop, Tomato Sauces, Coffee and Tea are big culprits of teeth staining. Basically anything that you wouldn't want to spill on your table cloth or get on your favourite suit or dress is going to stain your teeth. One small trick I tell all my patients is to drink a small sip of water after drinking coffee, tea or red wine as a small swish of water will help correct the PH balance in your mouth. Another tip I like to tell people, is that foods like apples, carrots, celery and cauliflower aid in keeping your teeth stain free as they scrub the teeth as you eat them, and they make your mouth create saliva which assists in keeping stains off of your teeth. (Veggies also keep your teeth strong as they have many bone building nutrients). You can also drink staining foods with a straw where it will minimize the exposure it has to your front teeth.
Smoking also stains your teeth, so maybe it's time to quit, and take up a healthier hobby like jogging, tennis or bowling.
With periodic touch-up applications and regular dental hygiene visits, your whiter, brighter smile can last from 18-24 months. Drinking red wine, coffee and tea through a straw will help your smile stay whiter as well.
White & Brite tooth whitening gel, has been recommended by thousands of dental professionals since it was first introduced over 15 years ago. Professional tooth whitening has been shown to be a safe and effective way for millions of people to obtain a whiter, brighter smile. Ask your dental professional about White & Brite gel today.
Years of consuming coffee, tea, soda, juices and other items gradually cause white teeth to discolour.
White & Brite Tooth Whitening Gel can help you bring back your bright, youthful smile.
If you are interested in teeth whitening in Hamilton, call Dr. Mansbridge's Stoney Creek office to get it done right.Download White & Brite Patient Brochure