Do you hide your teeth when you smile? Brighter, whiter teeth are often all patients are looking for when it comes to their dentist visit. There are a range of methods for teeth whitening. From special toothpastes and surface kits to in-office bleaching, whiten your smile by the option that works best for you. At Dr. Paul DeMan Dentistry, we offer both an in-office, 20-minute bleaching system and a take-home method where we provide you with the correct instructions on how to apply and wear the whitening trays.
There are many reasons why someone choses to get teeth whitening. You may have recently had a root canal which has left the infected tooth not only without its root, but slightly discoloured. You may be a big coffee or tea drinker and your teeth are stained as a result. Whatever the reason, we can help you achieve the brighter smile you’re looking for.
Different things can cause teeth to stain or darken over time. Coffee, tea, red wine, citrus and acidic foods, blueberries, and pomegranates are just some of the drinks and foods that naturally stain your teeth. Tobacco products can affect the appearance of your teeth as well.
Teeth are not perfectly white as often believed and will darken naturally with age. As you get older, the enamel of your teeth erodes which leaves them exposed and the underlying dentin layer yellows.
It’s easy to find teeth whitening kits over the counter at your local pharmacy or grocery store. However, not all whitening kits are the same and not all tooth discolourations respond to tooth bleaching treatments. If you are considering teeth whitening, Dr. Paul can determine if the cause of your teeth’s discolouration can be treated with bleaching. It’s especially important for those with root canal treatments, fillings, crowns, or extremely dark stains to consult with a dentist about teeth whitening. Since there are various ways to bleach your teeth, knowing what exactly is causing your teeth’s discolouration can better determine which whitening technique would work best.
See if a teeth whitening procedure is right for you. Book an appointment with Dr. Paul DeMan Dentistry.