Is It Time for a Teeth Whitening Treatment?

A professional teeth whitening treatment is one of our most requested dental procedures in Oshawa, and with good reason. While it is possible to purchase over-the-counter products, there are significant risks associated with this approach. Opting for professional teeth whitening is the best way to ensure your teeth will not be harmed during treatment and that you will get the results you desire. Teeth whitening is not for everyone. By visiting Margolian Dentistry, our experienced and caring team can ensure that treatment is safe and will not harm your teeth and provide the best and most long-lasting results. Only dental professionals can use high-strength whitening products safely and effectively, so there is no better way to brighten your smile.

Benefits of professionally whitening your teeth include:

  • Optimal results
  • Longer lasting treatment outcome
  • Reduced or no tooth sensitivity
  • Two ways to whiten your teeth conveniently and comfortably
  • You are assured that treatment is safe

Why Do Teeth Stain?

Teeth can become stained because of lifestyle habits, so if you love your morning cup of coffee, tea, or smoke, your teeth will likely become stained more quickly. Other staining foods and beverages include highly coloured tomato-based sauces, soft drinks, and wine. Tooth colour can also be down to genetics, and some people’s teeth are naturally darker than others.

Other factors that can influence teeth staining include exposure to excess fluoride during childhood, resulting in lacy white flecks or brown stains on teeth, a condition called fluorosis. Exposure to tetracycline can also cause teeth to look grey. Both these factors may not respond so well to an ordinary teeth whitening treatment, so it’s so important to get a checkup first.

Getting a Checkup before Your Whitening Treatment

It’s important to get a checkup before using any whitening product. It ensures that your teeth whitening treatment is safe and will not cause unwanted side effects like tooth sensitivity. Our dentist in Whitby can check the condition of your teeth and gums to make sure they are strong and healthy enough for tooth whitening. Also, they can give you a good idea of the results you can reasonably expect to achieve. This is especially important if you have teeth that are internally stained and won’t respond so well to teeth whitening treatments or any dental restorations like crowns or veneers, or dental bridges. These will not change colour during teeth whitening.

If you decide to go ahead with teeth whitening, two treatments can help you, including in-office Zoom whitening and custom-made whitening kits for use at home.

Zoom Whitening

Zoom whitening is used worldwide and is highly effective, producing excellent results safely and quickly. All you need do is sit back and relax in the dental chair for an hour or so while we protect your lips and gums before painting your teeth with professional-strength whitening gel. We activate the whitening gel with a special light that helps it penetrate your teeth more quickly, lifting deep-seated stains, so your teeth look visibly whiter by several shades.

Custom-Made Whitening Kits

A custom-made whitening kit will help you top up the results at home, consisting of whitening trays made to fit exactly over your teeth and that you fill with our prescribed whitening gel. It is a very gentle way to whiten your teeth and offers you greater control over the entire process. A custom-made whitening kit might be useful for anyone with sensitive teeth to whiten more slowly and comfortably at home.

After whitening your teeth, don’t forget to book your regular checkups and hygiene appointments in Ajax to keep your teeth looking healthy and bright for longer.

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