How do we achieve teeth whitening?
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. We cannot make a complete colour change, but we can definitely lighten the existing shade of your teeth! Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening. Our team of dentists will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are. First our dental team will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums to protect them. After, we will then apply the whitening product to your teeth, using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth just like a mouthguard would. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The effects of whitening usually last up to three years. Although, this will vary from patient to patient. Unhealthy foods and drinks as well as smoking can have a major effect to staining your teeth. Before starting the treatment contact our dental team at Mountain Springs Dental office.
Why do I need teeth whitening?
A large number of factors can prevent your teeth from being naturally bright, causing discoloration. Those factors would include consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages staining your teeth, excessive smoking as well as improper oral hygiene. You might need teeth whitening even if you are maintaining a healthy oral hygiene. Here at Mountain Springs Dental teeth whitening is a common procedure and we enjoy seeing your bright and clear smile after the procedure.
How do I maintain my white teeth?
Maintaining your white teeth is not as hard as you think! In order to keep them looking white and healthy cut down on foods and beverages you consume that can stain teeth. Don't forget, quitting smoking can also help prevent discolouration and staining, it might be hard to do, but it’s definitely worth it!
We recommend the following tips to take care of your teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day, once when you wake up and once before going to bed.
- Floss before going to sleep
- Cut down on foods and drinks based on sugar.
- Visit our dentists regularly, as often as is recommend.