Teeth Whitening in Ajax, ON
These days, professional teeth whitening has become the most popular cosmetic option our dentists offer here in Ajax, ON. If years of coffee drinking or smoking have left you with nasty yellow stains, our professional whitening system can help you scrub away those stains and give you the pearly whites you’re looking for.
How Can I Keep My Teeth White?
The best way is to brush your teeth carefully twice a day, to floss daily and to see your dentist regularly for continuing care visits ("checkups") and preventive hygiene care. Limit stain-causing foods and habits. These include tobacco, certain foods and beverages (such as coffee, tea, red wine and berries), some drugs (such as tetracycline) or trauma to the tooth. It is normal for teeth to become slightly darker with age, and some people's teeth are naturally darker than others.
Can the Dentist Make My Teeth Whiter?
Yes. In our Ajax, ON dental office, chairside whitening takes 30 to 50 minutes and one to three visits. A shield (made of rubber) may be used to protect the gums from the whitening agent (a form of hydrogen peroxide) which is painted onto the discolored teeth. Mouth guard whitening is done by yourself at home. You wear a custom mouth guard with a special whitening gel from your Ajax dentist and apply it for a period of time each day or overnight for a period of weeks. This approach provides the most consistent and reliable whitening improvement.
Individual response to whitening varies from person to person. The amount of whitening depends on the number of teeth involved and the severity and type of discoloration. We do not recommend the over-the-counter at-home whiteners because they can cause problems associated with over-exposing the gum tissue to the active whitening agent. It is also important for your dentist to first diagnose the reason for the discoloration of your teeth. Any whitening treatment should be done under the supervision of a dentist.