If your teeth look anything less than perfect, then it’s time to consider the ways you can improve the appearance of your smile. Rosedale Dental Care in Brampton provides teeth whitening to patients, allowing you to get a more beautiful smile by brightening your enamel. Discoloration can cause teeth to look yellow or dull due to thinning enamel, genetics, stains, and even certain medications. Fillings can also cause teeth to change their color over time, making teeth whitening an option for patients who want to see the look of their teeth enhanced.
Your enamel can become stained when consuming dark liquids, such as wine, tea, or coffee. Using tobacco products can also be a reason teeth become stained. However, stains can be removed by visiting your dentist and requesting teeth whitening.
Whitening can be done either extrinsically or intrinsically. With intrinsic whitening, stains that are inside the enamel (deep in the dentin) are removed while with extrinsic whitening stains from the surface of the enamel are removed. Dentin can soak up bleach solutions, brightening your teeth by making the yellow color become whiter. Any surface stains, like stains from coffee, are removed during extrinsic whitening procedures and can even be improved during regular dental cleanings.
Before your dentist can perform whitening treatments, your teeth must be free of dental issues. Whitening will not be able to be effective or safe unless the teeth are free of decay, disease, or infection. Patients may experience irritation if any oral
health issues are present and teeth whitening takes place, as bleach can make contact with sensitive areas.
After your whitening procedure, the teeth may be more sensitive than usual. This is only temporary and should only last for a couple of days before sensitivity returns to normal. In the meantime, you can manage pain by taking over the counter medications if it is needed.
Speak with your Rosedale Dental Care professional in Brampton about teeth whitening and how we can brighten your smile. You can get in touch with one of our dental experts to schedule an appointment today and discuss your oral health.