Ways To Improve Your Smile
There are quite a number of ways to improve your smile. These range from simple ways of brushing regularly, flossing, avoiding sugary food, etc. However, there are also cosmetic ways to make your smile better. One of these is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening may be done at home, but, if you’d rather go to a Thornhill dental clinic open evenings, the dentists here will be of great help, as they can not only do the procedure for you, but they can also teach you added ways of taking care of your teeth.
Teeth whitening may come helpful to those people who have stains on their teeth due to several reasons such as intake of caffeine, sugary and pigmented (colored) food, alcohol, tartar build up, yellowing of teeth due to aging and many more.
Your Thornhill Ontario dentist will recommend the easiest procedure for you, which can either be bonding or bleaching, depending on the degree of severity of the stains or discoloration. As we mentioned, whitening can be done at home or in the dental clinic. If you choose to do it at home, your dentist gives you a custom fitted tray based on your teeth’s impression, then ask you to fill it with whitening gel and wear it for two hours straight, this way, your teeth are soaked in the whitening solution. If you opt to have this done in the dental clinic, the process can be less frequent, but a little more expensive. Each procedure may last from 30 mins to an hour, depending on the desired shade of white you want to achieve. In both procedures, bleaching agents are used to aid the whitening of the discolored teeth.
After the whitening procedure, dentists still suggest for their patients to limit the intake of highly pigmented food to a minimum as this increases the risk of teeth discoloration.