Are you thinking about getting your teeth whitened, but you are worried it may be a waste of money or, it may damage your teeth? Even if you brush and floss daily and see your dentist regularly, your teeth can become darker and even turn yellow, especially if you smoke or drink coffee and tea. You may think that it will not work or, it will make your teeth become sensitive. It is true that there are many whitening products available on the market that is not worth the money. As a matter of fact, unless you have your teeth whitened properly by an oral care professional, such as a dentist or Dental Hygienist, you may damage your teeth by not using the product correctly or using the wrong product.
You do not come into this world with stained teeth, right? So, how can you get your teeth back to the way they are supposed to look? There are hundreds of products on the market that say they can make your teeth look whiter than they ever, like toothpastes and gels, bleaching trays, and whitening strips that you wear on your teeth all day. However, these products cannot truly get your teeth cleaned and whitened without doing damage to the enamel on your teeth. It is important to have a talk with a dentist or an oral care provider about how you can get your teeth whiter. Our dentist can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
Yes, the teeth whitening products you can buy at your local drug store can damage your teeth, gums, mouth, and tongue. The tooth bleaching trays can put so much pressure on your teeth which can make them permanently sensitive and if you leave them on too long, you can ruin your tooth enamel. It is the tooth enamel that protects your teeth when you chew, bite, and crunch on foods. When the enamel is damaged, your teeth will be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. This will not happen if you have it done professionally by a dentist or oral care provider. If you do not have a dental provider, our dental professionals are always accepting new patients.
Most patients who have their teeth whitened by their dentist can expect to have it last for at least three years, depending on the procedure. At our dental clinic located in Thornhill (World on Yonge), patients have reported their teeth whitening to last an average of about 10 years. If you take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day and decrease the use of nicotine and caffeine, you can expect your teeth to stay white up to 12 years.
The price depends on the type of teeth whitening treatment you choose. You can get it done by a registered dental Hygienist super vied by a dentist for an average of $000. Alternatively, you can get the professional teeth whitening trays with detailed instructions from the dentist and do it yourself for about $000. There are different types of whitening treatments your dentist at Dentistry For You in Thornhill (World on Yonge) can do for you depending on how badly your teeth are stained. There is a procedure that uses hydrogen peroxide gel that the dentist puts on your teeth and then uses a blue light (Zoom Whitening) to help the whitening process. A whitening gel uses a chemical with potassium nitrate and fluoride that the dentist can apply which does not need a light.
The teeth whitening procedures and chemicals available now do not affect anything other than natural teeth. it is the best to have it done by a professional dentist .
Give us a call at 905.731.1871 and set an appointment today so you can have a brighter smile tomorrow!