A quick and simple way to refresh your smile is to whiten your teeth. You can look younger, more attractive, and could even improve your self-confidence by getting your teeth whiter and brighter. In contrast, over-the-counter products produce only minor results; a few shades whiter smiles are produced over a few weeks, depending on the product. However, whitening treatments, such as those we provide at Richmond West Dental, produce much whiter smiles in just one visit to our Toronto office.
What causes teeth staining?
Several factors can lead to the loss of teeth’s whiteness over time. We must pay attention to our diet as a major factor. Teeth can easily become stained when you frequently consume stain-causing foods and drinks like wine, coffee, berries, and tomato-based sauces. In addition, smoking and chewing tobacco are two other factors that can affect your health. There is a risk that these habits may cause significant stains. Another cause of teeth losing their brightness is natural aging. The enamel is the outermost layer of the teeth. These layers protect the teeth and provide their white appearance. If we consume many acidic substances over time, this layer could erode. The layer beneath it, called the dentin, becomes more visible as it does. This gives our teeth a yellower appearance because it’s yellow.
How does teeth whitening work?
The Richmond West Dental whitening treatment works by breaking up stains underlying the enamel. Over-the-counter products do not have the same effectiveness because they only work on surface stains. In whitening treatments, hydrogen peroxide usually plays a key role; professional treatments use a higher concentration of this ingredient. However, a dental procedure performed in an office is generally less likely to result in tooth sensitivity.
In our Toronto office, whitening takes less than an hour. Our dentist will first clean your teeth, then place a protective gel on your gums to protect them from the whitening solution. After that our dentist will apply the solution to your teeth. A special light will be used to activate it. Our dentist can repeat this process, usually two or three times more, until the desired shade is achieved.
We offer teeth whitening services at Richmond West Dental in Toronto so that you can have a brighter smile at an affordable cost.