Many patients are looking to brighten their smile. The colour of teeth can darken with age and accumulation of surface stains. There are a number of whitening options available. Your dentist can explain the pros and cons of whitening toothpastes and at home whitening under a dentist care. Your dentist will consider your oral health conditions and can advise you on which, if any, is a suitable method for whitening your teeth.
Candidates for Dentures
Did you know that around one quarter or adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respectable solution to missing teeth. They are so dependable and natural-looking that you’ve probably spoken to someone with dentures and didn’t even know it. Do you think you might be a good candidate for dentures? To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment you should:
Wish to replace several or all of your teeth. There are alternative solutions available if you wish to replace just one or two teeth.
Have a healthy jawbone. After you lose a tooth, your jawbone will slowly become thin and less able to support a denture-- especially an implant-supported denture.
Be ready to take good care of your dentures at home and with routine cleanings and checkups!
Are you a canditate for tooth whitening?
If you are experiencing any oral health issues, we will need to provide general and restorative dentistry treatments before moving ahead with any cosmetic enhancements, such as whitening. The best teeth whitening candidates should:
• Be at least sixteen years old
• Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
• Free from medical conditions such as diabetes
• Not be allergic to peroxide
• Free from periodontal (gum) disease
• Have no current cavities
• Free from exposed roots due to disease or decay
In-house Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
Convenient At-home Option
If you want a more affordable whitening system, we offer leading professional take-home whitening kits. The kits come in varying strengths and various flavors.
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
Don’t let dental stains downplay the beautiful features of your smile. To learn more about our in-office and take-home teeth whitening options, contact our office today.
Questions & Answers
Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.
Patients who have sensitive teeth will have trouble with tooth whitening as it can increase sensitivity. Also, if you have any crowns or fillings on the front teeth, they will not change colour with whitening. Whitening the surrounding teeth may make the crowns and fillings stand out. Ask us if you're interested in teeth whitening but not sure if it's right for you. There are many options.
Depending on the type of teeth whitening and how well you maintain your teeth, whitening can last for anywhere from 6 months to up to 3 years.
There are different ways to whiten your teeth. It is important to follow directions on take-home teeth whitening kits to avoid problems with sensitivity. Always consider having your teeth whitened under a dentist's care.
Crowns and veneers will not change colour with whitening. They may stand out if your natural teeth are whitened.
Federal guidelines state that teeth whitening is perfectly safe when carried out by a registered dental professional.
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What our patients are saying
“I got my teeth whitened at Sheppard Village Dental and the entire process was very simple and quick. I had a great experience and can highly recommend it.”