A bright white smile can make a dramatic impact on your appearance. If a yellow or gray tinge starts appearing on your teeth, Dr. Bedi has a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of your smile.
If your diet includes regular consumption of coffee, wine, or sodas, the enamel on the outside of your teeth will start changing colour. Many foods have dark pigments which juxtapose with white teeth, and is true for berries, balsamic vinegar, and even tomato sauce. Smoking will also leave behind a yellowish colour on your enamel.
The inner part of the tooth, which is called dentin, also yellows over time. This happens naturally the same way hair turns grey. This yellowing can be accelerated due to genetics, exposure to fluoride and antibiotics as a child, or the cracking of teeth.
There are multiple techniques that can be used to whiten your teeth. Depending on the cause, however, the correct technique will change from person to person and each patient must be evaluated. Our team’s extensive experience will be able to decipher which whitening technique will be best for you.
There are two main approaches to whitening: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic refers to the whitening of the exterior, or enamel, of your teeth. Our dental hygienists have cleaning instruments which can effectively remove surface stains. The intrinsic approach tackles the yellowing of the interior, or dentin, of your teeth. King Town Dental has powerful whitening gels which are unavailable at the pharmacy, because they must be applied by professionals.
Before every whitening, we will conduct a quick dental examination to make sure that you don’t have caries, exposed roots, gum recession, or any other issues that haven’t been taken care of. These must be treated before a cleaning or whitening session to prevent further damage.
If you’re in need of a whitening and would like to improve the color of your smile, ask us what treatment is best for you! At our location in Courtice, near Oshawa, we offer the latest in whitening technology.