Professional Teeth Whitening in Brampton
Many adults suffer from discoloration due to smoking, eating unhealthy snacks and excessively drinking beverages such as tea, coffee, alcohol, accidents (dead nerve can darken a tooth), root canal therapy, or simply aging due to enamel thinning. There are two common types of whitening procedures, which are vital whitening and non-vital whitening. Vital whitening is conducted on teeth that have live nerves, and the non-vital procedure is carried on teeth that are not alive due to a root-canal procedure. The vital whitening method uses a specialized gel that contains hydrogen peroxide which is placed on the patient’s teeth. This bleaching procedure is speeded up using a laser or light. However, non-vital whitening uses a different method in which we will insert a whitening instrument inside your tooth. Therefore, your teeth will be whitening from the inside, which will be covered by implementing a temporary filling. This whitening agent will be left in this condition for a few days and the tooth will reach the perfect shade you desire.
Our dentists carefully research behind the reasoning of your discoloration to determine whether surface whiteners or bleaching agents should be used. Tooth whitening is recommended to improve your self-esteem. Moreover, whitening is not a one-time procedure and treatments will need to continue to maintain the brighter colour. If you are constant drinker or smoker, then whitening your teeth will become a regular treatment. However, if these actions are avoided, your teeth can remain pearly white for about 6 to 12 months. There are generally no risks for whitening teeth and it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Nevertheless, some patients will notice their teeth becoming sensitive for a short duration. Some patients have also mentioned gum irritation; therefore all these should considered or expected if you want to whiten your teeth.