Over time, all adult teeth can become stained, yellowed or duller. You don’t have to smoke, drink coffee or eat acidic foods to lose your sparkling smile. When we age so do our teeth, becoming more porous and developing darker enamel.
That’s why many adults turn to a dentist for professional teeth whitening that gets results and avoids the risks some store products pose. Call the dental team at ADG to learn more about teeth whitening in Winnipeg and the cosmetic dentistry options available.
Surface whiteners use special abrasives to help remove surface stains, most often used in toothpaste or chewing gum. Finer than whitening abrasives in regular toothpaste, they cause less tooth wear but are also less effective. Regular professional dental cleanings are recommended instead.
Most bleaching products are peroxide-based and can change your tooth colour as it lightens. But tooth bleaching cannot take care of all kinds of tooth discolourations, the results depend on how your own teeth respond to this method. You should consult with your dentist about your own particular discolouration and options. Your dentist will know how bleaching will, or will not, work if you have fillings, crowns, extremely dark stains or previous root canal treatment.
If you are a good candidate to teeth bleaching, your dentist will discuss the various products and methods available. The benefit of professional teeth whitening is that your dentist will choose an effective method based on the amount of discolouration and number of teeth you need bleached.