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Enjoying a beautiful smile starts with the appearance of your teeth. When you have yellowed or browned teeth from drinking coffee, eating foods that stain your teeth or even smoking cigarettes, it harms your appearance and impacts your self-confidence. Fortunately, teeth whitening products allow you to enjoy a beautiful smile with help of our Hamilton dentist at Centre Mall Dental.
Teeth whitening refers to any product or service focused on the removal of unsightly stains and discoloration on your teeth. It usually means bleaching the surface of your teeth for a white color.
Generally, we offer a variety of treatments and products based on the appearance of your teeth and your personal concerns. Our Hamilton clinic provides whitening services to residents in Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville and the surrounding areas.
Teeth whitening products range from professional options used at our clinic to over-the-counter options available for use in your home. As a general rule, we recommend working with a dentist to determine the right products for your goals.
A simple option is whitening toothpaste. The toothpaste allows you to whiten your teeth without taking extreme measures. It is not always effective against deep stains, but can help reduce new staining or maintain professional whitening.
Gels and whitening strips are available over-the-counter or through a dental office. Generally, the gels and strips are most appropriate when you want to impact deeper stains than basic toothpaste. It works better when combined with other whitening products.
Trays are an option available through a dental professional. When you do not want to get your teeth professionally bleached, the trays offer an alternative for your use at home. At our clinic, we explain the appropriate way to use the trays and potential risks when using the trays at home.
Whitening at the office is the fastest way to get the results you prefer. Depending on the severity of the staining, you need only 30 to 60 minutes for a beautiful smile. Generally, we suggest the treatment for severe staining or when you want fast results.
Since each person has different needs for whitening, we recommend discussing your preferences with a dental professional whenever you have questions or concerns about the process. You should also talk to a Hamilton, ON dentist in our clinic when you want a professional whitening service or when you have concerns about potential risks associated with the whitening products.
Do not use any products if you show signs of allergic reactions or if you have severe sensitivity after using over-the-counter or prescription products. Generally, we recommend discussing any negative side effects you experience with a dentist to prevent complications with your oral health.
Whitening products allow you to maintain a beautiful smile, but you must also recognize the right options for your goals. Since the different options have a variety of potential side effects, you want to work with a professional. To learn more about tooth health, contact us today at 905-545-8521.