Professional Tooth Whitening
The colour of healthy, natural teeth is not completely white and can range from light grey to yellow, and as we age, our teeth darken naturally. The best way to keep your teeth healthy and looking their best is to brush properly and floss them every day, visit us regularly for a checkup and a professional cleaning, avoid tobacco and limit consumption of foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, blueberries, grape juice and red wine.
Many of us want a whiter, brighter smile. If you’re not happy with the colour of your teeth, talk to one of us at Semiahmoo Dental Centre. Based on a diagnosis of the health of your teeth and gums, your dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate for tooth whitening and advise you on appropriate treatment. If you are not a good candidate for whitening, your dentist may suggest other treatments, such as bonding or veneers.
Is tooth whitening for everyone?
Tooth whitening is not for everyone. You may not be a good candidate for tooth whitening if:
- you are pregnant or nursing
- you have loose teeth, loose fillings, cavities, gum recession or gum disease
- you have sensitive teeth
- you have worn tooth enamel
- you are allergic to peroxide
- you wear braces
A healthy mouth is an important part of a healthy body.
Will whitening improve the health of my teeth?
It’s important to know that whitening is strictly a cosmetic procedure and will do nothing to improve the health of your teeth. Proper brushing and flossing and regular dental visits are the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and looking their best.
How does whitening work?
The two most common ingredients in teeth whitening systems are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. When these components are properly applied, they can change the colour of your teeth.
With so many whitening options, which one is right for me?
There are some different whitening systems and products available to consumers, including whitening toothpaste and chewing gum, over-the-counter strips and gels, tray-based systems and laser whitening. We will explain the pros and cons of each and give you the best advice on which to use based on your oral health.
How effective is whitening?
The effects of whitening don’t last forever. If done properly the effects should last for a year or more, depending on personal habits such as smoking and the consumption of foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Remember, anything that can stain fabric will most likely stain your teeth as well. In most cases, whitening is very effective.
To Book Your Appointment for Professional Teeth Whitening, Call Us Here in White Rock/South Surrey
We would love to help you achieve a healthy white smile. We have been helping many of our patients over the years, and we would like to help you too. Call us at 604-536-6711 today for a brighter smile tomorrow.