Due to the constant invention and upgrade of technologies, dental care is now better than ever. Dentists can do practically anything for your teeth like straighten them out, whiten them or even make fake teeth! There has been a recent rise in people getting their teeth professionally whitened, and rightfully so! If you can improve something for a little boost in self-esteem, then why not?
The two main kinds of teeth whitening are intrinsic and extrinsic:
Intrinsic tooth whitening refers to whitening up the inner part of your tooth. The way this is done is bleach or whitening gel, which lightens the tooth. Whitening the inner part of the tooth helps the outer enamel also look whiter, as it reflects through the enamel.
The outer part of the tooth is called the enamel, for which dentists adopt the method of extrinsic whitening. Extrinsic whitening is used to remove stains present on the enamel caused by wine, coffee, smoking and tea. It is usually done through a polish and other whitening products.
Your dentist can guide you on the kinds and which one might be better for you, so you will not have to worry.
Getting your teeth professionally whitened offers almost instantaneous results! It does not take long to do either, and depending on the state of your teeth, you may not have to keep coming back for touch-ups either.
A dentist can safely whiten your teeth, whereas home treatments and the like could damage gum tissue. You will be in the safe hands with a seasoned professional, so you can leave it to them to take care of your precious teeth and make them shine as bright as new.
Only professionals can offer you a customized whitening treatment and also do it for you in the right way! Over the counter treatments act like a one size fits all solution, which could be harmful or ineffective.
No matter how ‘good to be true’ something can look, there are always some cons to keep in mind:
This is a common side effect of teeth whitening, so it is not something to be afraid of. The sensitivity usually just lasts about a day, and if it gets too much too bear you can take pain killers for it.
It may last from 6 months to a year, as its results are not exactly permanent. This is because you are constantly consuming things that may stain your teeth, such as food and drinks that you cannot really ever avoid.
Contact Stoney Creek Village Dental to schedule an appointment and brighten your smile! We would be happy to give you more information about our teeth whitening services, just send us a email or give us a call! 🙂
Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his
Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor
of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac,
where he has practiced since.
Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.