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Rejuvenate Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an extremely popular and affordable dental treatment here in Newcastle, which is hardly surprising because it can quickly rejuvenate the appearance of your teeth. When done correctly, teeth whitening is fast, effective and very safe, so how could help your smile?

Why Consider Teeth Whitening?
This can be a great treatment if you have looked in the mirror recently only to discover your teeth look somewhat discolored. Over the years lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, tea or red wine can all take their toll on your tooth color, turning them from pearly white to a dingy gray or yellow. Unfortunately, tooth discoloration affects us as we age. This is because tooth enamel gradually becomes thinner, exposing more of your natural tooth color which is just underneath the enamel in your tooth dentin.

Why Choose a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment?
While it is possible to buy whitening products over-the-counter it’s important to remember that this is a dental treatment and teeth whitening products can potentially harm your teeth when incorrectly used. When you have a professional teeth whitening treatment at West Bowmanville Dental, our dentist will carefully check the condition of your teeth and gums to ensure this treatment is safe and appropriate. Any signs of dental problems, for example, tooth decay or gum disease must be treated before you can safely and comfortably whiten your teeth.
Every professional teeth whitening treatment provided by us in Bowmanville is fully customized. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity we can adjust your treatment accordingly so you feel more comfortable. Our dentist can also discuss the effectiveness of treatment, as teeth whitening will not whiten existing restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers. If you do have any dental restorations, then you may need to replace them once your teeth have been whitened. At this point, we can custom-design your new restorations to ensure they blend in beautifully with your newly whitened teeth.

Deciding How to Whiten Your Teeth
There are two methods to whiten your teeth as you can choose to have an in-chair whitening treatment using Zoom whitening in Courtice. Zoom is one of the most well-respected whitening systems available today and we like it because it provides our patients with safe and very effective results. With an in-chair whitening treatment, your gums and lips are protected before your teeth are painted with professional strength whitening gel. This is activated with a special light, helping the gel to penetrate your tooth enamel more effectively so you achieve a beautifully white smile. Afterward, the gel is wiped off and may be reapplied several times during your treatment. This treatment is perfect if you have a special event or simply can’t wait to see your whiter smile.

Another option is to whiten in the privacy and comfort of your own home. For this treatment, our dentist will custom-make whitening trays that are designed to fit tightly yet comfortably over your teeth and which can be worn for several hours a day or even overnight. We will show you how to fill and use the trays and can prescribe the correct strength of professional whitening gel for use at home. You will notice a difference in the color of your teeth in just a few days, but it will generally take a couple of weeks to see the final outcome of your whitening treatment in Clarington. Some people prefer this option because it offers more control over the whitening process and provided your teeth don’t change, you can always reuse the whitening trays, when you wish to top up the results.

A professional teeth whitening treatment can be the perfect pick-me-up when you want an affordable treat and best of all, when you visit a dentist then you know it will be safe.

Feb 16, 2018 by

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