Have the beautiful, white smile you’ve always wanted!
- Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to significantly enhance your smile
- We offer several convenient options including in-home whitening kits and professional strength whitening strips
- Contact our office to see what option will best suit your needs
Causes of Tooth Discolouration
There are two types of tooth discolouration, internal and external. Typical whitening treatments are targeted at external tooth discolouration. This darkening of your teeth over time can be caused by the food or beverages you consume (like coffee, tea and pop), childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene.
Home Whitening Systems
At-home kits are a common choice because these systems are easy to use and are a less expensive alternative to professional bleaching. Home bleaching requires a longer contact time compared to professional bleaching, however, results are still safe and are often quite good.
Zoom Weekender Tray Whitening
King Ritson Dental Offers Phillips Zoom! Weekender for At-Home Whitening. Ask your Dentist about the Phillips Zoom! Weekender Whitening Kit. Let our receptionists know and we can make an impression of your bite during your regular visit. We will schedule a return visit in two to three days to ensure your bleaching tray(s) fit precisely and explain how to use the Phillips Zoom! Weekender whitening kit. A lighter, brighter, whiter smile is only one visit away!
Tray whitening kits are available over the counter or at our office. When you choose the Phillips Zoom! Weekender at-home whitening kit from King Ritson Dental we will take an impression of your bite, and custom makes your tray so that the whitening gel will reach all necessary areas of your teeth and your results are flawless. Simply, fill the bleaching tray with a small amount of bleaching gel and wear it for approximately 20 minutes during the day for 3 or 4 days. The Phillips Zoom! Weekender at home kit provides a number of advantages including custom-fit trays and Zoom!’s patented whitening gel formula, the only at-home whitening product to contain amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which is clinically proven to reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and help improve the luster and smoothness of the teeth.
Over-the-counter whitening kits are another whitening option. Remember to follow your dentist’s or manufacturer’s guidelines exactly to avoid damage to teeth or skin. To ensure adequate results when choosing an over-the-counter tray whitening kit, pick a kit that’s tray molds to your teeth, rather than a one-size-fits-all tray
Whitening strips are common and easy to use whitening method. Typical brands claim to whiten teeth 3 shades and expect those results to last approximately one year. Treatments are usually one-two times a day for a week. Complaints about whitening strips usually involve the slipping of the strips off the teeth, the extra saliva they can create or the fact that they are easily noticed.
Whitening Gels, Whitening Toothpastes & Whitening Gum
Whitening Gels are — often a lower level of hydrogen peroxide that comes in a tube with a brush or sponge applicator. The gel is then applied to and left on the teeth. **Most brands recommend application 1-2 times per day for two weeks.
Common negative comments about whitening gel are that it is hard to use, sticky and may make your mouth salivate. On the other hand, products are usually quite inexpensive, the treatment is nearly invisible when applied and the gel does not have to be wiped off.
Whitening Toothpaste – These toothpastes contain mild abrasives and clean the surface of your teeth removing plaque or extrinsic surface stains. They are also a great way to keep your teeth white after completing a professional or in-home whitening treatment.
Whitening Gum – A much less effective whitening product, it does not contain peroxide although it is marketed as a product that breaks up the surface stains on teeth. Chewing teeth whitening gum has the added benefit of stimulating saliva, which neutralizes the acids that contribute to tooth decay. Be wary that you must chew a very large number of whitening gum pieces before you see a noticeable difference. Dear Doctor in their article, “Brighter, Lighter, Whiter” states that you would have to chew over 4 pieces for 20 minutes each day to make a noticeable difference over time.
Are you interested in one of our many treatment options? If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (905) 579-5464 or by completing our form below! We will have someone get back to you shortly.
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