Teeth whitening can give you a fresher and more youthful smile. It removes stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine and smoking and makes your teeth look lighter and brighter.
Over time your teeth can lose their whiteness and become discoloured. A number of factors contribute to this such as smoking, drinking, coffee or red wine, and eating certain foods, such as those heavy laden with spices. Age can also cause our teeth to lose their shine as can some medications.
The dentist will recommend the most ideal method based on your oral condition after an in-office examination to establish the cause and nature of your tooth discoloration, as well as provide you with more information on the whitening procedures available, duration & frequency of treatment.
We have only highly trained dentists to ensure that whitening is provided in a safe and effective manner to achieve a reliable lasting result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?
As you would with any product you use on your body, be sure to follow the teeth whitening directions carefully. Some whitening products can irritate your gums or cause undue sensitivity if used improperly or too often.
What can I do to maintain my brighter smile?
- Avoiding the consumption of or exposure to products that stain your teeth (see first question in this document on what causes teeth to become stained). If you do choose to consume beverages that stain, consider using a straw so that the liquid bypasses your front teeth.
- Brush or rinse immediately after consuming stain-causing beverages or foods.
- Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss at least once daily to remove plaque. Use a whitening toothpaste (once or twice a week only) to remove surface stains and prevent yellowing. Use a regular toothpaste the rest of the time.