Teeth Whitening, Hamilton
Are you noticing that your smile isn’t quite as white as you’d like it to be? Even after brushing your teeth, they still appear rather yellow. Over time, stains are very natural, especially as we age. Certain foods, drinks and habits can also cause our teeth to yellow. If you’re unhappy with the colour of your smile, our professional team and teeth whitening dentist at Hamilton Mountain can bring back the pearly white smile you desire.
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 STAINS OCCUR?
There are certain compounds in food and drinks such as red wine and coffee that stick to our teeth enamel and cause it to start changing the colour of your smile. Poor dental hygiene (poor brushing or flossing) can also cause plaque buildup which can also lead to discolouration. Our teeth will lay down more dentin, a hard tissue beneath enamel that often causes teeth to appear “dark”. This is why it’s important to practice a healthy dental hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day, followed by flossing and rinsing with mouthwash once a day.
IN-OFFICE HAMILTON TEETH WHITENING SERVICES
There are a few different teeth whitening services our dental team provides here at Hamilton Mountain.
In-Office Bleaching In Hamilton
This can usually be done in one visit, but depending on your case, you may need to make a couple of teeth whitening appointments with our dedicated dentist in Hamilton to achieve your desired look. We’ll apply a shield to protect your gums and apply a high concentration of bleach solution to your teeth. It’s best to use this method of teeth whitening with the help of a professional so we can suggest the safe amount of concentration solution to use.
Take-Home Whitening Kits
Our take-home whitening kits come with a custom teeth whitening tray that the whitening gel solution will sit in so you can start whitening your smile in the comfort of your own home. We also supply whitening s
IS PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING IN HAMILTON BAD?
Teeth whitening is perfectly 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 us help you take control of your oral health again with our modern, state-of-the-art technology that we constantly evolve along with. 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.