Latest Technologies of Teeth Whitening

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth, to increase your chances of impressing the opposite sex, securing a better job or just feeling better about yourself, then you should consider whitening them.

Just as our skin color or hair varies from one another, the same can be said about our teeth. There aren't many people in the world blessed with radiant white teeth and, on top of that, they tend to discolour as we advance in age. They also get stained by the continuous consumption of dark foods and drinks, like blueberries, chocolate, soy sauce, wine, coffee or tea. They get even worse if you are a smoker.

The most popular method of whitening your teeth is professional bleaching. Your dentist will check to see if you are suitable for this kind of treatment, and supposing you are, will oversee the procedure.

First of all, his team will need to make a tray for your teeth, similar to a mouthpiece, based on your specific dental structure. Then, they will apply a special gel over your gums to protect them from the bleaching solution. All that's left is to fill the tray with the whitening agent, which is usually carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, and place it over your teeth.

The treatment normally lasts between two to four weeks, depending on the initial discoloration of your teeth and how they respond to it. You don't have to come every day to your dentist's office, as it can be continued at home, after the first appointment.

If you don't have the patience to wait for up to four weeks for shinier teeth, you can opt for laser whitening, assuming you are willing to pay a bit more for the fastest results possible. Like in the case of professional bleaching, a protective barrier will be placed on the inner extremities of your teeth to shield your gums, followed by the bleaching product.

Then, the dental team will turn on the special light or laser and shine it over the teeth to activate the whitening agent. Its target is to greatly speed up the teeth whitening process and achieve the desired effect in as much as one 60 minute treatment. If you suffer from intrinsic stains, your dentist will decide if a second or third appointment is necessary.

The effect of the teeth whitening process normally lasts up to three years, but that period can greatly decrease if you continue to eat and drink dark-colored products and if you don't drop your smoking habit.

There are also over the counter home whitening kits, found in drugstores or supermarkets. Since they are not regulated and the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in them is much less than one found in professional bleaching solutions, you will never get the same results as the ones you can obtain in your dentist's office. Whitening tooth pastes can't even be included in this category, since they don't contain any active ingredient, just a mild abrasive that can end up causing more harm if used excessively.

So, do you want your teeth to shine brighter than ever without damaging them? Then our professionals at are exactly who you need. To book an appointment, give us a call now at 905-237-7976.

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