Are you looking for a professional teeth whitening dentist in Toronto Ontario? We can offer you the best teeth whitening treatment by our professional cosmetic dentist Dr. Yolonda Cruz in Toronto.
As we age, our teeth naturally darken. One of the most popular ways to enhance your smile and improve your appearance is teeth whitening. Patients can visit Dr. Cruz during their lunch break and leave with a stunning, white smile. A brilliant, attractive smile conveys confidence and vitality.
With teeth whitening, we can whiten the enamel to remove discolorations and stains from teeth. Research and clinical studies show that professional chair-side teeth whitening with carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide is safe for both teeth and gums. In-office whitening, like Zoom! will give you an immediate transformation and a take-home kit will help you maintain your bright smile.
Why Teeth Stain
Tooth stains fall into two categories – extrinsic and intrinsic stains. The extrinsic, or external, stains only impact the surface of the teeth. Intrinsic stains are present inside the teeth and are harder to remove than extrinsic stains. Usually, extrinsic stains look yellow or brown, while internal stains are typically gray or blue in color.
You can develop stains on the teeth from a variety of causes including:
- Dark beverages such as coffee, teas, and colas
- Medication (antibiotic) staining
- Excessive fluoride
- Insufficient oral hygiene
- Nerve degeneration
Taking the First Step
During your initial visit, our dentist Dr. Yolonda Cruz will examine your teeth and gums. She will explain her recommendations and discuss your options. You can relax and listen to music while we remove stains and transform your smile from blah to brilliant.
If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your teeth whitening options, contact us today at Toronto dental office 416-595-5490.
FAQs about Teeth Whitening
What are my options for teeth whitening?
With teeth whitening, patients can choose either in-office or at-home whitening. For in-office whitening, such as Zoom!, we cover your lips and gums before applying a thin coating of gel on your teeth. Then the paste is activated with a special ultraviolet light. In one appointment, you can leave with a brilliant new smile.
For at-home whitening, we will take molds of your teeth and provide you with a custom tooth tray to go with your professional grade whitening solution kit. Simply apply a thin layer of gel to the trays and wear them as directed each day. Most patients notice a difference in 10 to 14 days, and the full impact will appear at the end of the whitening time period.
Does teeth whitening work?
Professional teeth whitening can safely and effectively remove surface stains and renew your smile. Products like Zoom! Whitening and BriteSmile can lighten your teeth 10 to 12 shades in no time. Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and avoiding foods that stain will keep your smile looking fantastic.
What is the difference between professional teeth whitening and the kits I can by from the drug store?
Drug store whitening kits don’t have the strength that professional grade whitening provides, so many times, patients won’t achieve the results they desire. As well, these whitening kits often irritate gums and soft tissue because the generic trays aren’t customized to fit your mouth.
What if teeth whitening won’t work?
In some cases, especially where deep intrinsic stains exist, teeth whitening may not be the best option. Dr. Cruz will review your case and can recommend other alternatives, like porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns, if teeth whitening doesn’t fit your situation.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Many dentists consider teeth bleaching the safest cosmetic procedure available today. With careful supervision, you can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades and take years off your appearance.
What about side effects?
Some patients develop mild sensitivity after whitening. This will go away with time. Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth to help minimize any discomfort you feel.