A white, radiant smile changes the way you see the world and the way the world sees you. At HealthOne Dental, our cosmetic teeth whitening treatments will make your smile noticeably whiter and brighter in only one visit.
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There are two common types of tooth discolouration: extrinsic (stains to the outside of the tooth) and intrinsic (stains that discolour a tooth from within the tooth).
External stains are caused by substances that your teeth come in contact with on a regular basis. Common offenders for teeth yellowing include red wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco. The colour of our teeth can also darken with age and gradual accumulation of surface stains. Internal discolouration reflects your tooth’s health condition and often occurs as a result of dental treatment procedures, excessive fluoride exposure, and certain antibiotics.
Teeth whitening is completely safe and the most affordable way to improve the aesthetics of your smile. It is an ideal treatment for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings). Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth generally respond best to teeth whitening.Book an appointment with our dentist for your teeth whitening treatment
There are many teeth whitening products and systems available on the market. The most common options include whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, mouth rinses, whitening strips, trays, as well as professional whitening treatments obtained from a dentist.
All toothpastes help to remove surface stains because they contain mild abrasives. Whitening toothpastes can lighten the tooth’s colour by only one shade. In contrast, prescription strength whitening conducted in your dentist’s office can make your teeth three to eight shades lighter.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Strips and Gels
Whitening gels are clear, peroxide-based gels applied with a small brush directly to the surface of your teeth. They are very thin, virtually invisible strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel.
Among the newest whitening products available are whitening rinses. Like most mouthwashes, they freshen breath and help reduce dental plaque and gum disease. These products also include ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide which can whiten the teeth.
The best teeth whitening treatments are provided or performed by a dentist to ensure that your teeth stay healthy while being whitened.
In-office whitening is the fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth. At our dental office, the whitening product is applied directly to the teeth. These products may be used in combination with heat, a special light, or a laser. We make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible during in-office whitening appointments and explain every step of the procedure to you. Dramatic results are seen in only one 60 to 75-minute treatment. To lighten your teeth many shades, 2-3 appointments may be needed.
Professional Custom Fitted Teeth Trays & Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits
Professional at-home tooth whitening systems involve filling a custom tray with a professional grade gel whitening solution. The whitening solution typically contains a peroxide-bleaching agent and the custom fitted teeth trays are made using a mould of your teeth so they adhere better and produce better results.
Professional custom fitted tray-based teeth whitening works better because it uses a stronger, more effective solution that is dentist approved. This gives you peace of mind in knowing your teeth whitening is being done safely and without causing damage to your teeth. Treatment times vary depending on the degree of discoloration and desired level of whitening to be achieved. Along with your custom tray, you will be given 2 syringes of professional-grade whitening gel. This gives you the freedom to decide when you want to whiten your teeth at home.
To learn more about our various teeth whitening options, make an appointment with one of our dentists today. Our dental team can explain the pros and cons of whitening toothpastes, in-office whitening and at home whitening under a dentist’s care. Our dentist will consider your unique oral health and can advise you on which method is best specifically for your whitening needs.
If you are wondering “how much is teeth whitening in Toronto”, our team would be thrilled to discuss teeth whitening cost(pricing) and payment plans for our professional teeth whitening treatments with you. We invite you to get in touch with us today.Book an appointment with our dentist for your teeth whitening treatment
Over the counter ready-made treatments aren’t the same as getting your teeth whitened through a professional. You will want to consider a few important differences before making a decision about how to whiten your teeth.
Strength of the Bleaching Agent
Over the counter products and dentist-supervised at-home products usually contain a lower strength bleaching agent. These products typically have about a 10% to 22% carbamide peroxide content, which is equivalent to about 3% hydrogen peroxide. At HealthOne Dental, our professionally applied tooth whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide in concentrations ranging from 15% to 43%.
When done in-office, your dentist can perform a complete oral exam and consider your medical history, which can be helpful in determining if bleaching is an appropriate course of treatment for you. Your dentist will also consider the type and extent of stains you have on your teeth.
If you prefer our Professional Custom Fitted Teeth Trays & Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits, your dentist can clear up any questions about the directions, make sure your custom tray fits properly, check your gums for signs of irritation, and generally follow-up to see how the process is working.
Protective Measures taken at In-Office Whitening session
At HealthOne Dental, as in many dental offices, during the In-Office whitening session, your dentist will apply a gel or rubber shield over the gum tissue prior to treatment to protect your oral cavities from the effects of the bleaching. Over the Counter Ready-Made Treatments don’t provide this extra protective measure.
Professional Custom Fitted Teeth Trays & Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits
At HealthOne Dental Clinic, your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and make a mouthpiece tray that is customized to exactly fit your teeth. This customization allows for maximum contact between the whitening gel, which is applied to the tray, and the teeth. A custom-made tray also minimizes the gel’s contact with gum tissue, which significantly reduces irritation and discomfort. Although over-the-counter whitening products also contain a mouthpiece tray, they tend to be “one-size-fits-all”, which means that the fit will not be exact. Poorly fitting trays can irritate the gum and soft tissue by allowing more bleaching gel to seep onto these tissues.Book an appointment with our dentist for your teeth whitening treatment
Although most people are good candidates for teeth whitening treatments, there are some special considerations. Teeth whitening may not be recommended or may be less successful in the following circumstances.
Bleaching is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 16. This is because the pulp chamber, or nerve of the tooth, is enlarged until this age. Teeth whitening under this condition can irritate the teeth and cause increased sensitivity.
Pregnancy & Breast Feeding
To protect the health of the baby, teeth whitening is not recommended for women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
Individuals with highly sensitive teeth and gums, receding gums, or damaged fillings should consult with their dentist prior to using a teeth whitening system.
Anyone allergic to peroxide (the whitening agent) should not use a bleaching product. Talk to your doctor about other available whitening options.
Gum Disease & Worn Enamel
Individuals with gum disease or worn enamel are generally discouraged from undergoing a tooth-whitening procedure.
Cavities need to be treated before undergoing any whitening procedure. This is because the whitening solutions penetrate into any existing decay and the inner areas of the tooth, which can cause sensitivity.
Whitening procedures will not work on exposed tooth roots, because roots do not have an enamel layer.
Dental Fillings & Crowns
The modern, white fillings used in dental restorations (crowns, veneers, bonding, and bridges) do not whiten. Using a whitening agent on teeth that contain these dental restorations will result in uneven whitening. Your teeth will appear lighter than the parts with restorations. People with numerous restorations may be better off considering bonding, veneers, or crowns rather than a tooth whitening system. Furthermore, whitening procedures should be done prior to the placement of restorations or fillings for the best aesthetic outcome.
When you choose professional teeth whitening at HealthOne, we will work to provide you with a brilliant white smile. It is our goal to be transparent about the outcomes you can expect and provide recommendations on how to increase the longevity of your results. For example, smokers may see limited results if they continue to smoke during the whitening process. A healthy goal is to achieve a shade slightly whiter than the whites of your eyes. Our dentists look forward to learning more about your goals for teeth whitening and determining the best treatment plan for helping you get there.
Yellowish teeth will always respond best to bleaching, while brownish-coloured teeth respond less well. Teeth with a grey-hue or purple-stained teeth may not respond to bleaching at all. Blue-grey staining (typically caused by certain antibiotics) is more difficult to lighten and may require up to six months of home treatments or several in-office appointments to successfully whiten.
Teeth that have very dark stains may be better candidates for other cosmetic options such as veneers, bonding, or crowns. Your dentist can discuss the best treatment options for your individual case.Book an appointment with our dentist for your teeth whitening treatment
The two side effects that occur most often with teeth whitening are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth (particularly the gums).
Tooth sensitivity often occurs during early stages of the bleaching treatment. Tissue irritation most commonly results from a poorly fitting (Over the Counter Ready-Made One-size-fits-all) mouth tray rather than the tooth-bleaching agent.
Both of these conditions are usually temporary and disappear within 1 to 3 days of stopping or completing your whitening treatment.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, the following options can help to reduce or eliminate discomfort.
+ Wear your whitening tray for a shorter period of time (for example, two 30-minute sessions vs. two 60-minute sessions)
+ Stop whitening your teeth for 2 to 3 days to allow teeth to adjust to the process and return to baseline sensitivity
+ Ask your dentist for a high fluoride dental product, which can help re–mineralize your teeth. Apply the fluoride product to the tray and wear for 4 minutes pre and post application of the whitening agent
+ Brush your teeth with a toothpaste specifically made for sensitive teeth. These toothpastes contain potassium nitrate, which helps soothe the teeth’s nerve endings.
Although teeth whitening is not permanent, professional results can last for several months and even years. The degree of lightness will vary between individuals, depending on the health of your teeth, the level of staining, and the type of bleaching system used. In addition, exposing your teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining (red wine, coffee, nicotine) may lead to repeat staining in as little as one month. If you are able to avoid foods and beverages that re-stain your teeth, you may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
After every teeth whitening treatment, whether in-office or with a Professional Custom Fitted Teeth Trays & Take Home Teeth Whitening Kit, it is best to avoid all substances that cause stains such as red wine, coffee, black tea, chocolate and nicotine for at least 24 hours to see the best results. As a rule of thumb, if it would stain a white shirt (such as coffee) it is safest to avoid the food or product for 24 hours. In addition, avoiding coloured mouth washes (such as red and blue) is best for the same time period.
At HealthOne Dental, we use teeth whitening to enhance your beautiful smile in under an hour. It is the easiest, most effective, and affordable way to improve the colour of your teeth instantly.Book an appointment with our dentist for your teeth whitening treatment
A white, radiant smile changes the way you see the world and the way the world sees you. At HealthOne Dental, our teeth whitening cosmetic treatment will make your smile noticeably whiter and brighter.
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