Teeth Whitening

Want a brighter smile? There is a range of whiteners available, which fall into two categories: surface whiteners and bleaches.


Surface whiteners, such as special toothpastes and chewing gums, use abrasives to eliminate stains. However, as these abrasives are only finer versions of abrasives used in regular toothpastes, they are only effective at targeting surface stains.


Whitening, on the other hand, are generally peroxide-based and can change the colour of teeth. However, as not all tooth discolorations can be treated using this method, anyone considering tooth whitening should consult your dentist. There are three methods that your dentist may suggest:

  1. Putting the special bleach on your teeth and using heat and/or light to activate it
  2. Wearing a mouthguard filled with the bleach for a while every day
  3. Brushing your teeth with the bleach mixed into toothpaste


Veneers


Another option for whiter teeth is veneers, which are thin shells that are applied to the entire front surface of the teeth. They are usually made of composite resin or porcelain, which tends to be stronger than the resin and does not stain. Veneers, however, may not be a viable treatment if:

  • A tooth has decay or is in an area of gum disease
  • A tooth does not have enough enamel left
  • If too much of the tooth is missing


If you are looking for teeth whitening services in Edmonton, make an appointment at Clareview Area Dental.

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