Teeth darken over time for a variety of reasons: coffee tea or tobacco consumption antibiotic use excessive fluoride or simply age. Should you find yourself unsatisfied with the colour of yours but do not what porcelain veneers or crowns several options are available to whiten your smile:
- In-office bleaching
- At-home bleaching
- Whitening toothpastes
In only one hour, our enhanced Power Whitening System will make your teeth look whiter than ever! If you’re looking for instant teeth whitening results in the shortest period of time possible, we have the solution!
It requires one visit to your dentist. We will apply a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth and a light light source at your mouth to quicken the work of the agent. A gel or a rubber shield will protect your gums. The visit can last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. In Cambie Marine Gateway dental we offer laser whitening. Our light source is actually a laser light which makes the process faster than other bleaching methods with less harm to enamel.
At Home Bleaching
We have everything you require for at home teeth whitening sessions. We will provide you with the tools and knowledge and help you decide on the duration and intensity treatment best suited to your needs.
At-home bleaching requires purchasing a peroxide-based bleaching solution from your dentist or pharmacist. These solutions bleach the tooth enamel. They usually come in a carbamide peroxide gel form along with a mouth guard. Place the gel into the mouth guard and use as directed. The duration and frequency of the treatment varies. Some solutions require overnight use for a shorter period of time; others require twice-daily treatment for a longer period. Cambie Marine Dental will help you decide on the duration and intensity of treatment best suited to your needs.
Both in-office and at-home bleaching products change the colour of your teeth by oxidization. The hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide breaks down into water and a radical or compound constituent. The radical attaches itself to stain molecules and weakens them allowing oxygen to reach and whiten your tooth enamel.
Teeth whitening is a safe and popular form of cosmetic dentistry. According to the American Dental Association 96% of users report a whiter smile. Dentists warn though that teeth whitening is not for everyone. Tooth-coloured fillings for example do not respond to bleach and will stand out against a newly whitened smile. Before you begin a treatment talk to us about your specific needs. Together we will determine if teeth whitening is the best option for you.