Tooth discoloration is oftentimes a concern for the average dental patient, and achieving aesthetically whiter teeth has become a popular goal. Unfortunately, your tooth enamel becomes naturally stained and worn with age, and even more so from regular exposure to certain kinds of food and drink. This is where professional teeth whitening comes in.
Types Of Teeth Discoloration
There are two main ways in which your teeth can loose their brightness.
Intrinsic Tooth Discoloration: The visible part of the tooth is made of two parts, the dentin and the enamel. The enamel is the whiter outer part of the tooth, while the dentin is the inner structure of the tooth. The dentin is more yellow in color. When the enamel becomes thin from wear, more of the yellow color shows through.
Extrinsic Tooth Discoloration: This is when the tooth enamel becomes stained. Coffee, red wine, and other acidic dark colored drinks when consumed over time will eventually turn the enamel a yellow color. Smoking is also another way the teeth can become more yellow.
Dental Exam Before Whitening
As you age, these two yellowing factors will continue to darken your teeth and so it is a somewhat natural process. However it’s important that you have a dentist examine your teeth before you start a teeth whitening treatment to ensure there are no other factors that might be involved.
At YES Dental, we offer teeth whitening to Newmarket residents whose teeth are not as white as they once were for an almost instant smile makeover. We understand that a beautiful smile is important to making a good first impression, which is why providing patients of all ages with aesthetically appealing teeth is one of the main goals of our dental practice.
Getting an oral exam before you start any whitening procedure is important so that a dentist can make sure that your tooth discoloration is not the result of a more serious dental issue that would be treated in a different way than just a teeth whitening.
We provide home whitening programs which are a safe and economical way for you to brighten your smile. Two quick appointments is all it takes.
Before getting started with whitening treatment, it’s important for your teeth and gums to be in top form. Your first whitening appointment involves the creation of a custom mould of your teeth. A few days later, you’ll receive your custom whitening trays and home instructions.
Most treatments take 10-14 days and with our products, you can conveniently spend only 30 minutes per day whitening to achieve the shade you’re after.
Periodic touch-ups will also help you maintain the shade. The frequency depends on your lifestyle factors. Tobacco, red wine, coffee and dark soft drinks are all habits to reduce or eliminate to increase the longevity of your whitening treatment results.