Most stains on teeth are caused by age, tobacco, coffee, or tea. Antibiotics such as tetracycline may also cause staining on teeth, if taken during tooth development. Before using any whitening procedure, it is recommended you have a whitening consultation appointment with your dental hygienist or dentist to determine which application and program of teeth whitening system is best for you. Maple Dental Hygiene Care offers two ways to whiten and brighten your smile:
- A supervised take home whitening treatment with custom made upper and lower teeth trays and whitening solution, usually consisting of a hydrogen peroxide mixture. The whitening solution may vary in potency and length of time it is used for. Your dental hygienist will be able to advise you on the appropriate type of application and the length of time needed to whiten your teeth, based on the severity of tooth discoloration and your specific needs.
- ZOOM Laser Whitening – The Zoom laser whitening is a supervised in-office whitening procedure. It also includes custom upper and lower teeth trays and take-home whitening solution.
Both whitening procedures will give you a whiter, brighter smile. General health risks of bleaching your teeth are minimal. The whitening treatments are controlled so the whitening solution is not swallowed.
Whitening treatments can sometimes cause a temporary increase in temperature tooth sensitivity, but the use of special desensitizing toothpastes can and will often help to decrease and eliminate the sensitivity. Whitening procedures are best done under the care of an oral health care professional.
We take extra precautions when dealing with sensitive teeth whitening, your comfort is important to us.