A smile is one of our most natural ways to share and express our joy. It is one of our most used tools to connect with the world around. No wonder then, that all smiles are made to be beautiful. But what happens when discoloured or tarnished teeth mar the beauty of your smile? Most tend to feel conscious about smiling, and as a result, choose to smile less. But holding back from something so natural is not really a long term solution. Thankfully, there are easy and quick ways to restore your smile to its original charm, thanks to teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry.
What is teeth whitening all about?
Teeth whitening is an easy, almost instantaneous way of having a smile makeover. It is a completely safe and non-invasive way to lighten the discolouration in teeth, resulting in a noticeably improved smile. This is probably what makes teeth whitening one of the most popular treatments at our clinic near Macleod.
So, what are the causes of tooth discoloration?
Age can cause moderate discolouration at times, due to build-up of tartar which makes teeth appear yellowish. If this is the cause, then a good teeth clean-up session at our clinic can help.
Most people take their teeth for granted and do not give it proper care. Improper care could include not cleaning teeth properly, which could lead to discolouration. This, when coupled with dietary choices like consumption of pigmented foods and beverages like tea, coffee, wine and the like can cause teeth to stain. Even smoking and consumption of tobacco can cause teeth to discolour.
Apart from these, excessive exposure to fluoride or certain antibiotics can also cause staining. It helps to know the cause to decide on the best method of teeth whitening.
The teeth whitening options at our clinic near Macleod
At Plenty Smiles, we offer two choices towards a great white smile. Depending upon your needs and the level of whitening required, you could pick from any of these:
1) In-clinic teeth whitening (Zoom)
This is a very popular and quick teeth whitening procedure that usually takes around an hour and a half to two hours at the most. We offer the Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment at our clinic near Macleod, which is considered to be the best professional whitening options available today. With a success rate of 60%, this specific treatment can make your teeth up to 8 shades lighter. Before the procedure, we cover up the gums and lips with a protective barrier, and leave the teeth uncovered. After this, the Zoom whitening gel is applied over discoloured teeth, and an LED light is also used to speed up this process.
The advantage of this procedure is that the whitening results can last for years, if the right care is taken. If this seems like something you would like to try, do consult with our dentists to find out if this is the right procedure for you.
2) Take-home kits
For those who would prefer to do their treatment at home, Plenty Smiles also offers a convenient take-home kit that is just as effective. While there are many whitening kits available over the counter, the difference in our take-home kits would be the fact that they would be perfectly customized for you and your specific needs.
Before starting this treatment, our dentist will create a customized tray and suggest a whitening gel that would be apt for you, keeping in mind your sensitivity levels. All you would need to do is to just wear the tray for a set time for a few days, to start seeing results.