Almost everyone suffers from discolored teeth at some point.
Unfortunately, human teeth tend to betray our love for guilty pleasures… Therefore, if you’re a smoker, or if you like the occasional glass of red wine, or need coffee to get through the day, you might end up with dark pigment on your teeth. It also comes with age and due to a build-up of bacterial pigments and antibiotic medications.
The good news is that those pearly whites are still underneath there, and at Georgetown Village Dental, we have the teeth whitening solutions to cheat those pesky pigments.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. If that’s the case, one might say that the teeth are the windows to your lifestyle. Smoking, red wine, soda, tea, and coffee can all darken your teeth. At Georgetown Village Dental, we use non-invasive techniques to remove years of damage within a single, one-hour treatment. Alternatively, we can fit you with dental bleaching trays, which you will use at home.
How it Works
It all starts with a normal dental examination and professional cleaning at Halton Village Dental. During this examination, the dentist will prepare you for your teeth whitening procedure by recommending that you brush your teeth with toothpaste for sensitive teeth for one week ahead of your teeth whitening appointment. This toothpaste should help relieve sensitivity, which is a possible short-term result of professional teeth whitening.
Chair-side teeth whitening
During your appointment, your gums will be covered using a block-out resin. We will then carefully apply a hydrogen peroxide gel solution to the treatment area. We will apply a blue light, which activates the gel and check it at 15-minute intervals. In most cases, teeth whiten three to four levels on the shade guide after three fifteen-minute intervals. If necessary, we will leave it on for a fourth interval.
Once the bleaching gel is washed away, we will apply a relief gel and explain your dietary restrictions for the next few days. Coffee and red wine will be on that list, as will be very cold and very hot food or beverages.
At-home teeth whitening
This option requires three visits to Georgetown Village Dental. During the first impression, we will clean your teeth and take an impression, which will be sent to the laboratory. The dental lab will create custom bleaching trays which you will take home and wear every night for two weeks.
During your third appointment at Georgetown Village Dental, we will apply a laser teeth whitening procedure. We will supply you with gels to use along with your teeth whitening trays to keep your smile bright and beautiful.
Most people will experience brief sensitivity for a few days, but brushing with toothpaste for sensitive teeth will certainly help.
It is true that there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening trays on the market. However, it is always best to speak to a dentist or dental hygienist first. Your dentist at Halton Village Dental will properly clean and assess your teeth to ensure that the whitening procedure will be safe for your particular teeth. Also, working on a professionally cleaned canvas ensures the best results. Speak to your Georgetown Village Dental dentist today about our various teeth whitening options.
If you would like to find out more about Georgetown Village Dental or the care we provide, please call us or set up an appointment today.