TOP-CLASS HAMILTON TEETH WHITENING
Have you noticed that your bright smile is looking a little dull because of stained teeth? Even if you have a great oral hygiene routine and you brush and floss regularly, your tooth enamel can yellow over time. In fact, there are certain foods, drinks, and lifestyle habits that will stain teeth and leave them looking yellow.
If you want to whiten your discoloured teeth, our professional team at Hamilton Mountain Dental can help you with your smile goals with our in-office teeth whitening procedure.
WHY ARE MY TEETH YELLOWING?
Unfortunately, there are certain drinks we consume every single day (possibly multiple times a day) that are contributing to teeth yellowing. Yes, this includes coffee, sorry! Other drinks like tea, sugary drinks (juice and pop) and alcohol, particularly red wine, are culprits too.
Foods that are high in sugar and citric acid will cause stains too, as well as smoking tobacco, poor oral hygiene, certain medications, if you’ve sustained an injury, and as you age.
WHY DO SURFACE STAINS OCCUR?
Getting your teeth whitened can help remove stains from your teeth and leave them shades brighter. However, you might be wondering why they stain in the first place.
There are certain compounds in food and drinks such as red wine, soy sauce, tobacco products, and coffee that stick to our enamel and cause it to start changing colour. As well, poor dental hygiene can cause plaque buildup which can also lead to discolouration.
Hamilton Mountain Dental Group | Professional Teeth Whitening Services
At Hamilton Mountain Dental Group, our dentists take dental hygiene seriously. Our in-office whitening treatments done by a qualified dentist can leave you with whiter teeth. We start with a short preparation and use a dental dam to cover your gums, leaving only your teeth exposed before applying the whitening product with the active ingredient. Patients with a strong gag reflex may have difficulty undergoing the procedure. In that case, you may consider other whitening options if you are a good candidate for them.
The entire procedure and teeth whitening process includes using a teeth whitening agent and light activation to bring immediate results. The whitening system takes under an hour, so it can fit into your busy schedule. As well, the whitening agents and whitening products can work on normal and sensitive teeth as well as patients with veneers or dental crowns. For those with tooth sensitivity, you may consider using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior to your appointment. Our take-home kit includes whitening gel and a customized tray so you can continue the treatment at your own home.
TEETH WHITENING CAUTIONS
Teeth whitening is safe and effective, but only in small amounts. Continuously whitening/bleaching your teeth can damage your tooth enamel leading to tooth and gum sensitivity and allow cavities to form more easily. Teeth whitening toothpaste can cause the same side effects if used too excessively, especially because they’re abrasive.
Before your teeth whitening treatment in our Hamilton office, we’ll discuss if it’s the best treatment option for you. If you have white fillings using dental restorations treatment, dental crowns, dental implants or bridges, we may need to discuss other options. After your teeth whitening appointment, it’s normal to feel some tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, but these side effects won’t last long.
It’s Not Just About Your Teeth. It’s About You Too.
Let our friendly dental team help you take control of your oral health again using our dental technology. Improving patient experience is very important to us as well as keeping every patient well-informed throughout any procedure. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.
Hamilton Mountain Dental Group
Let our friendly dental team help you find the right solution for your oral health and book an appointment today. Talk to a dentist at Hamilton Mountain Dental Group to prepare for your first visit.