Being out in the sunny spring days is enough to make anyone smile, but if unsightly stains are marring your pearly whites, it could be time to consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. Here at Margolian Dentistry, we use Philips Zoom whitening in Ajax, which is widely used throughout the world because it is so effective and safe.
Advantages of Whitening Your Teeth Professionally
There are lots of home whitening kits available online or over-the-counter, but if you want the best and safest results and care about your smile, it’s always worth seeing your dentist first. As dental professionals, we have access to professional strength, high-quality teeth whitening treatments that are not available to those outside the industry. We can provide the proper checks to make sure it’s safe to whiten your teeth.
Because it’s so easy to buy over-the-counter teeth whitening products, many people think anyone can whiten their teeth safely, but this isn’t the case. If you have signs of dental disease like tooth decay or gum disease, using an over-the-counter whitening product could worsen these conditions. At the very least, it’s likely to be most uncomfortable or even painful. Also, some people overuse teeth whitening products, thinking the more they use them, the whiter their teeth will become. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, and overusing any teeth whitening products can damage your teeth or, at the very least, will leave them looking grey, lifeless and dull and most likely feeling much more sensitive. When you see your dentist for teeth whitening, they will make sure this doesn’t happen and can tell you how to whiten safely so that you can achieve a healthy white smile.
Once we have made sure teeth whitening is appropriate for you and will achieve the results you want, you can whiten your teeth in-office so that in as little as an hour, your teeth will be brighter and whiter. You can maintain the results using a custom-made home whitening kit.
Whitening Your Teeth in Office
An in-office whitening treatment using Zoom Whitening in Whitby is very effective. First, your lips and gums are protected, and your teeth are painted with professional-grade whitening gel. The gel is “activated” with a blue light so it can penetrate your tooth enamel more easily, removing deep-seated stains. The gel may be removed and reapplied several times during your treatment. Afterwards, your teeth should look several shades brighter, and we can provide precise instructions on how to care for your teeth immediately after whitening them, just for the first few days until they settle down. During this time, it’s best to avoid any highly coloured foods, and drinks as these can penetrate your tooth enamel more easily.
While an in-office teeth whitening treatment in Oshawa provides immediate results, a custom kit will help you maintain a beautiful white smile.
Custom Whitening Kits
A custom whitening kit includes mouth trays made to fit precisely over your teeth. These trays are far more comfortable than anything you can buy over-the-counter, and because they fit so well, help prevent any tooth whitening gel from leaking. We can prescribe the right strength whitening gel to make sure you whiten safely and as comfortably as possible, reducing the risk of any problems like tooth sensitivity. You will be shown how to fill the whitening trays and how to insert them, and we can discuss how frequently to use them. Once you have your custom whitening kit, you will be able to reuse the trays in the future, and we can prescribe additional whitening gel when appropriate.
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