What's the Best Method for Teeth Whitening?

Here's the Break Down on Brightening Up!

Unfortunately, our teeth can become quite stained and discoloured with every cup of coffee, handful of berries or glass of wine we enjoy. This can contribute to an unattractive or dull-looking smile, and can ultimately lower one's self-esteem. Thankfully, there's a solution to stained-teeth sorrows! And, even better, there's more than one.

Patients looking to brighten their smile can benefit from using a take-home whitening kit, or can have the treatment done in-office using the Spa Dent whitening system – offered at Etobicoke Dental Health Centre. They both provide similar results for a stunningly whiter smile!

About In-Office Whitening

The Spa Dent whitening system is both a convenient and safe way to whiten! Spa Dent uses modern LED light technologies combined with a special gel formula to eliminate stains. The process can brighten the shade of teeth by more than eight shades, and can often be completed in a short 40 minutes!

About Home Whitening Kits

Teeth whitening home kits are another simple and effective alternative. Some kits involve applying custom-fit trays to the teeth that are filled with a special whitening gel. Other kits involve wearing a whitening strip on the teeth for a specific period of time, with wearing times varying from product to product. Certain kits can provide results in as little as 30 minutes!

How Do I Decide?

It's simple! Your dentist can help you decide which method of teeth whitening is most appropriate for you and your wonderfully unique smile. With a simple evaluation, he or she will look at certain factors like the initial colour of your teeth, areas affected by enamel wear, and other factors to determine the best option for you.

Keeping Your Smile White

Patients can easily preserve and maintain their brighter smile by following the advice of their dentist, and by practicing a healthy oral care routine with regular brushing and flossing. Going for frequent dental cleanings never hurts, too! It is best to avoid eating stain-causing foods or beverages, and avoid smoking to continue keeping your teeth as bright as possible following treatment.

Ready to start whitening, but not sure which route to go? We'd love to help! Our friendly Etobicoke dentist, Dr. Sunny Jung, can provide you with an evaluation and recommendation. We can help you take the right steps to achieving the radiant smile of your dreams. Call us today!


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