Teeth whitening at Centre Dentaire Anjou is offered by our team of caring professionals. Before starting any treatment for whiter teeth, it is imperative to consult your dentist. This is because the patient’s oral condition must first be assessed to ensure that it is safe for their teeth and mouth to perform the treatment. Afterwards, the dentist’s expertise allows them to properly plan the teeth whitening treatment in order for patients to obtain results that meet their expectations!
Teeth are not naturally paper white, in fact, there is a natural variation of tooth colour from yellow to grey. Over time teeth darken naturally as the outer layer of enamel gets thinner and the inner layer of yellowish dentin shows through. Other factors such as tobacco, food and drink, medications and trauma can also affect tooth colour. Even though it is natural to not have extremely white teeth, many people choose to brighten and whiten up their smile.
The majority of whitening products contain peroxide, either hydrogen peroxide, or carbamide peroxide, that works to bleach the enamel of the tooth. Unfortunately, however, not all teeth bleach well and therefore is important to determine why the tooth is discoloured in order to try and determine if bleaching will be effective or not. For example, yellow teeth usually bleach well whereas grey ones do not. Bleaching also will not change the colour of crowns, veneers or fillings, and rarely gives the desired results on teeth that have been traumatized or stained due to medications.
There are numerous bleaching techniques, and the decision will be made based on the degree of discoloration and the number of teeth that need to be treated. Your dentist will recommend the best treatment for your case.
At-Home Teeth Whitening With Personalized Trays
At Centre Dentaire Anjou, we recommend performing teeth whitening with personalized trays. This method has several advantages, especially since the patient can perform the treatment in the comfort of their home and at the time of their choice.
First, let’s mention that the trays used are made from impressions of the patient’s teeth. This maximizes the contact of the whitening product with the surface of all the teeth, for the most even results. In addition, the treatment is performed safely: an examination is carried out beforehand and the whitening product is specially calibrated according to the patient’s needs.In addition, your dental team always makes sure to explain in detail how to properly use the trays and how to apply the product. Moreover, since the patient performs the treatment at home under the recommendations of his dentist or dental hygienist, it fits well into their schedule. Indeed, as mentioned below, it is possible to apply the trays during the day, but also during nighttime. The product is then calibrated according to the patient’s choice.
Recommandation from professionals of the Centre Dentaire Anjou
This procedure is done at home via personalized trays that fit onto your teeth. A whitening gel is placed in the tray and is worn either during the day, or overnight depending on which option is better fit for you. This product is stronger than that which can de purchased in store and is therefore only available in dental offices.
- The daytime treatment consists of wearing the trays for an hour and a half at a time, preferably twice a day.
- The night time formula consists of wearing the trays overnight for a minimum of 4 hours. !
With either procedure, your smile will radiate