What's the most requested aesthetic dental treatment? Is it veneers, crowns, or braces? No, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports professional teeth whitening tops the list. Most adults say they'd like brighter, younger-looking smiles. So your dentist, Dr. Sophia Lee, and her team at Impressions Dental offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening in the Vaughan, ON area. You can see your dental stains simply disappear!
Stains and your teeth
Your teeth naturally darken with age. Enamel wears thin, and the inner dentin, which is a yellow, softer layer, becomes exposed. Additionally, prescription drugs, such as tetracycline, and oral trauma discolor tooth surfaces.
However, many dental stains are what dentists call "extrinsic." They lie just within the calcified matrix of the enamel itself. Organic matter from dark foods, tobacco, acidic foods and beverages, such as coffee and tea, sticks in the top dental layer. Add poor oral hygiene, and you have a dingy, dull smile.
How to whiten teeth
Teeth whitening in your dentist's office in Vaughan or professionally supervised at home produces smiles up to eight shades whiter. Impossible, you say? This economical, fast, and safe process safely breaks down extrinsic stains without the sensitivity that over the counter products often cause.
Here's how it works. First, Dr. Lee will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough for whitening. That means no decay or gum disease, and whitening does nothing for crowns and fillings.
Then, she'll discuss your options of in-office or at-home teeth whitening in Vaughan. The office version takes only an hour and utilizes a powerful hydrogen peroxide gel. Swabbed on, allowed to penetrate and then rinsed off, this gel removes stains so your smile is the brightest it's been in years.
The at-home version uses customized whitening trays to apply the peroxide gel. It takes longer than in-office whitening--about a week or two--but the results are the same. You won't believe the difference this simple process makes in your smile!
Keep them white
You can if you watch what you eat and drink. Limit acidic foods and dark dietary choices such as blueberries, coffee, colas and soy sauce. Drink lots of water daily. Of course, stop smoking. Tobacco causes some of the deepest dental stains.
Finally, keep up with your oral hygiene. At home, brush twice a day and floss daily. Then, come to Impressions Dental every six months for your routine oral examination and cleaning. You may wish to get a whitening touch-up every now and then, too.
Be proud of your smile
Professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental treatments from Dr. Lee and her team in the Vaughan, ON area can help. Why not arrange your personal consultation to learn more? Call today: (905) 417-6363.