Teeth naturally become stained due to ageing and various foods and drinks we consume daily. While regular dental visits, including scaling and polishing, as well as dental hygiene visits, can combat the aging of our teeth, it is sometimes not enough.
To change the color of your teeth, you may need to employ teeth whitening products. Teeth whitening is a popular technique that can give your smile that extra ‘sparkle’, by lightening the shade of your teeth considerably. At 65 Woodbourne Dental, we can provide and assist you with a professional home whitening kit, under the supervision of one of our dentists. With custom made whitening trays which fit your mouth perfectly, you avoid any of the whitening gel and reduce any unnecessary gum irritation or damage. Home whitening may take a week or more to achieve the best results, although whiter teeth may be visible after just one application.
Tooth whitening gels lighten the colour of your own teeth. These products contain peroxide(s) that bleach the tooth itself, rather than just removing stains. The peroxide gels come in different concentrations, with higher the concentrations being more effective.
To avoid staining your treated teeth in the future, it is advisable to reduce smoking and strongly coloured drinks, including red wine, espresso coffee and cranberry juice.