Who doesn’t crave for a “million dollar” smile like that of celebrities? However, most of us are not well aware of teeth whitening Newmarket procedures, presume that they are too expensive and eventually settle for teeth whitening toothpastes.
The outermost layer of our teeth is known as the enamel which tends to degenerate due to our varied eating habits, like the consumption of dark coloured drinks resulting in discoloration and extrinsic stains. T.W. procedures work wonders on extrinsic stains.
Teeth whitening Newmarket can be carried out at a dental clinic as well as at home.
Teeth whitening Procedure At A Dental Clinic
The procedure typically starts with the examination of your teeth that helps the dentist to gauge the problem better, followed by cleaning which rinses out bacteria and stuck food. Finally, the whitening process begins which is mainly of two kinds:
- Vital: which is carried out on teeth having living nerves. A gel rich in hydrogen peroxide is applied on the teeth after the gums have been adequately covered. If required, lasers are used as it acts as a catalyst and speeds up the process.
- Non Vital: which is carried out on teeth that have undergone root canal Newmarket treatment and do not contain any live nerves. In this case, the stains are intrinsic and for this the dentist puts the whitening gel inside the affected tooth and fills it temporarily. It is kept for several days and can be repeated to acquire the desired shade.
Teeth whitening Procedure At Home
For this, your dentist will make custom made trays that fit your teeth perfectly and to which the gel can be added. You are required to wear these mouthpieces for several days and for several hours to achieve the coveted shade.
Benefits And Risks
Teeth whitening is gaining popularity as it is fast becoming an indispensable part of dental regime. It also boosts our confidence by ensuring a dazzling smile. Moreover, it has negligible side effects like temporary tooth sensitivity. However, pregnant women are discouraged to undertake the procedure as the chemicals might harm the foetus. For more information, visit http://www.eastriverdental.com/ or call on 905-895-8031.