A whiter and brighter smile is on the top of everyone’s list – but what is actually possible? Our office, located conveniently in St. Thomas, can consult you on all the teeth whitening treatments available, and work with you to determine which option is best for you. Whether your teeth are discolored or yellow, stained or faded – we can find the best whitening option that fits your lifestyle and needs.
Types of Teeth Whitening?
Commonly available in most groceries or pharmacies, there are many brands of teeth whitening toothpaste available ‘over the counter.’ These toothpastes have only been found to be marginally effective at removing stains on teeth. For a fuller, more long-lasting whitening treatment for teeth, explore some other options
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening
Many offices can provide an in-office treatment, in which a stronger, more powerful chemical is applied to the surface of the teeth and then monitored by a dental professional. This type of whitening has the strongest immediate effect after a single treatment but can cause some irritation. Other types of in-office whitening can be performed with a laser whitening, but that will vary.
Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
The most common type of take-home whitening treatment starts with an in-office consultation where the dentist will create an impression of the patient’s teeth. A plastic mold or tray is created, which can be used by the patient to apply whitening gel at home over a consistent time period. This leads to a gradual and effective whitening to the teeth.
To get the best whitening option for your teeth, call our friendly office in St. Thomas and let us help you decide which path to take. Don’t hesitate, call now!