Teeth Whitening in Kanata, Ontario

Teeth Whitening in Kanata | Dentist in Kanata


Most of us feel our best when our teeth are white. However, things such as coffee and tobacco can stain our teeth and ruin our smiles. 

Centrum Dental offers a number of ways to brighten your smile, including in-office bleaching and at-home custom whitening kits. 

Please contact us - your Kanata dentists - to find out about all our whitening options. You're only a click or call away from a whiter smile. 

Teeth whitening has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Whitening treatments help to improve your smile by eliminating the surface stains on your teeth. However, it's important to remember that your teeth will naturally darken as you get older. 

There are 2 types of stains that darken your teeth: external and internal. External stains affect your teeth's outer surface, such as coffee, tea, wine and tobacco. Internal stains affect the deeper layer of your tooth, such as things like excessive fluoride in water and dental trauma.
 
Teeth whiteners also have 2 main types: surface whiteners and bleaching agents. 

Surface whiteners are usually found in toothpastes or chewing gums and use mild abrasives to whiten your teeth. 

Bleaching agents use peroxide to lighten your teeth. They are highly effective and often instant. The results will vary depending the concentration and type of bleaching agent employed. You can find bleaching products in your drug store or from your dentist. 

Your Kanata dentist will likely use 2 types of bleaching methods: The first is done in-office where the patient receives a high dose of bleaching agent and light and/or heat is applied to their teeth. The results are immediate. 

The second type is done at home where the patient receives a custom teeth whitening kit. Custom-made mouth trays are crafted for the patient’s teeth. The mouth trays are filled with bleaching agent and the patient has to wear them every day for a short amount of time for 2 -4 weeks. 

Common temporary side effects may include enhanced tooth sensitivity and tissue irritation. The dental team at Centrum Dental will work with you to ensure you get the right whitening treatment for your teeth. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Teeth Whitening in Kanata, ON

Teeth whitening has been available for over 15 years, and has become more and more popular. Whitening treatments are used to improve the appearance of teeth, by removing stains. It should be noted that the natural colour of teeth will vary from person to person, and teeth will naturally darken with age.

There are two types of stains that cause teeth to discolour; external stains and internal stains. External stains are a result of the accumulation of surface stains caused by certain foods or drinks such as soy sauce, coffee, tea, red wine, as well as tobacco products. Internal stains can result from certain antibiotics, excessive fluoride in the water and dental trauma.

Teeth whiteners are of two different classes, surface whiteners and bleaching agents. Surface whiteners employ mild abrasives to remove surface stains. They are often found in products such as toothpastes or chewing gums. They will produce a mild effect on the appearance of the tooth. 

Bleaching agents employ peroxide products to bleach the tooth. They work well on natural teeth, and results depend on the concentration and type of bleaching agent used. Certain discolourations however, will not respond to bleaching agents. Your dentist will help determine if this treatment approach is appropriate for r your teeth. It is important to note existing fillings and crowns will not change colour during whitening treatment. Sometimes such restorations need to be changed after teeth whitening to match the new lighter colour of the teeth. 

Bleaching products are available over the counter or through your dentist. The primary difference is that over the counter products are much milder in concentration that those available through your dentist, hence results tend to be less noticeable. 

Dentists employ primarily two types of bleaching products. The first involves fabrication of custom made trays for each jaw. These trays are filled with bleaching agents and worn for part of each day for usually 10-28 days. The second type of bleaching products give immediate results; they involve a single visit to your dentist during which your teeth are isolated, and a highly concentrated bleaching agent as well as light and/or heat is applied to your teeth. Such products have been featured on makeover shows that are abound on TV nowadays. 

With any teeth whitening treatment, tooth sensitivity and soft tissue irritation may occur, but effects are transient. We look forward to hearing from you. We are your dentists in Ottawa!