Teeth whitening is considered a fast and effective method of enhancing the appearance of your smile.
At Kitchener Street Dental, we can often lighten our patient’s teeth by 8 to 10 shades within just one consultation. At Kitchener Street Dental, we use Zoom DayWhite, which is one of the most celebrated take-home teeth whitening products available.
At home teeth whitening
Zoom DayWhite take-home teeth whitening can help you to achieve the best from your smile. It can help to replenish your teeth from staining, as a result from your regular lifestyle and diet. In between your teeth whitening treatments it is important to keep your teeth clean and steer clear of staining agents at home wherever possible.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Solution Now Available.
Here at Kitchener Street Dental, we are excited to announce the practice is now offering in-office teeth whitening treatment – Poladay.
Why Choose In-Office Teeth Whitening?
With the range of different types of teeth whitening options available, it can often become a long and difficult decision to choose the most appropriate option to suit your needs and expectations.
In-Office Teeth Whitening has become a popular option as it allows patients to be able to achieve whiter teeth within a safe, professional environment. During the entire procedure, the dentist will always be there to ensure that the treatment is going to plan.
Most of the in-office teeth whitening options available at the local dentist contains a higher concentrate of whitening agent which allows for better and faster results compared to many of the take home options. By receiving treatment in our practice, your dentist can monitor your progress and ensure that the most appropriate amount of whitening agent is used to suit your individual needs.
What can cause your teeth to stain?
There are a number of foods, drinks and lifestyle factors that can affect how long your teeth stay white. Here is a short list of the most common causes behind discolouration.
Staining agents that can cause your teeth to change colour:
- Deep coloured drinks
Think of your teeth as a white T-shirt. If food, drinks and lifestyle can stain a white T-shirt, it can probably stain your teeth too. Through the use of our effective teeth whitening products, we may be able to provide you with a beautiful, pearly white smile, in convenience and comfort.
How do I keep my teeth clean between treatments?
The best thing to do is make sure you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss once a day. The best way to brush is to use a soft bristled brush, point it at a 45-degree angle towards the gums and brush in a circular motion at that angle.
How do regular check-ups help to keep your teeth white?
You should also make sure you take the time to attend regular check-ups every six months. During your check-up, your dentist will likely scale, clean and polish your teeth. Regular check-ups help to remove all the plaque and build-up that can be missed during regular brushing and flossing. This may be able to brighten the shade of the teeth so they appear whiter.
Can all teeth discolouration be resolved with teeth whitening?
Not necessarily. In some circumstances, the discolouration may be caused by an infected tooth root, trauma, decay or a number of other contributors. During your consultation, our team will assess your smile and provide you with the most appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Contrary to internet rumours, charcoal is not actually proven to whiten teeth.
If you decide to use charcoal on your teeth, proceed with caution. Activated charcoal might actually do more harm on teeth rather than improve them as it is an abrasive substance that has the ability to wear down tooth enamel.
After teeth whitening treatment, whether it be in a dental office or through a take home teeth whitening kits, your teeth should stay bright for about 10-12 months.
It is best not to exceed undergoing a teeth whitening treatment more than once a year.
When used according to directions, teeth whitening strips are safe. As long as you do not exceed using them more often than suggested, they should not do significant damage to your enamel. However, they may cause sensitivity if you have sensitive teeth.