Teeth Whitening in Scarborough
Many people want a brighter smile and whiter teeth. Discolouration is the result of various factors, including the kind of food and drinks you consume, your smoking habits, age and even the prescription drugs that you take. At Havenview Dental Centre, we offer teeth whitening for Scarborough patients who want to give their teeth a new lease on life. We’ll whiten them using one of our modern techniques, which can remove stains and lighten the colour of almost any teeth.
Why Your Teeth Need Whitening
Over time, your teeth can change colour for a number of reasons. Tea, coffee and red wine all have intense colour pigments that attach themselves to the tooth enamel. If you smoke, both tar and nicotine can stain your teeth, giving them a yellowish tinge. As you get older, the outer layer of tooth enamel gets thinner, and more of the inner layer or dentin shows through, which is a yellowish shade. Medications such as antihistamines and high blood pressure medications can affect the colour of your teeth, and cancer treatments can darken them.
Teeth Whitening Options
We offer a range of options for teeth whitening in Scarborough, starting with in-office or chairside whitening using the SpaDent system, which is a quick method that provides rapid results. It takes just one hour to complete and your teeth can become up to eight shades whiter immediately. That’s not all, though, because they will continue to get brighter over the next couple of weeks. SpaDent is pH neutral and has no abrasive silica ingredients. It’s non-allergic and contains Xylitol to neutralize the bacteria that cause plaque.
The In-Office Procedure
During a SpaDent whitening procedure, our dental practitioner will use a barrier material to protect your gums and vitamin E oil to keep your lips comfortable, although few people are sensitive to the treatment. He or she will then apply the bleach to your teeth, and give it time to do its work. The product is activated using blue LED light technology to accelerate the process. SpaDent is licensed in Canada as a natural health care product, and all the ingredients are carefully selected to serve a specific purpose during our Scarborough teeth whitening treatment.
The process doesn’t end there, however. After the treatment, our dentist will give you some special whitening toothpaste to use at home.
In addition, we can make custom whitening trays for you to use in the privacy of your home any time you need to do a whitening treatment. Professional touch-up kits are also available to buy from our dental office.
Teeth Whitening Aftercare
For the first hour after your whitening treatment, we advise you to drink only water. For the next 24 hours you should avoid food or drink that stains your teeth, to give the treatment a chance to stabilize. You can use a pea-sized quantity of the special toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day, to help set the new shade and make it last as long as possible.