How do you
prevent tooth stains?
Stained teeth can be caused by smoking, coffee, tea and red wine, as well cherries, mulberries and beetroot. It can also be a side effect of some medications but can also be genetic or simply caused by aging. In most instances, tooth whitening treatments can effectively remove these tooth stains, giving you a brighter, whiter smile.
Does tooth whitening really work?
Regular check-ups and dental cleaning treatments will help to keep your teeth free of plaque and remove some of the milder stains. To really achieve a clean, fresh smile however, you need a professional tooth whitening treatment. These cosmetic dental treatments are effective because they use peroxide to remove tooth stains, and it’s because of this peroxide that these treatments should only be performed by qualified dentists.
Following your procedure, your teeth should remain white for a long time. However, if the stains return, simply repeating the treatment will maintain your beautiful smile.
Can you benefit from
a tooth whitening treatment?
To ensure that you receive the most benefit from a tooth whitening treatment, we perform a thorough dental exam on your first visit. If you have cavities or your teeth are sensitive, these problems will need to be addressed before your whitening procedure takes place. It’s also important to note that tooth-coloured fillings, crowns and veneers don’t respond to all tooth whitening processes, so you will need to discuss this with your dentist to find an alternative solution.
Clinic-based tooth whitening or
a home-based procedure?
At EBD, we offer two different options to remove your tooth stains: clinic based or home based tooth whitening kits.
Clinic based treatments
Once satisfied that there are no issues that preclude the tooth whitening treatment going ahead, your dentist will apply a protective gel to your gums and the peroxide solution to your teeth. A special bright light or laser is then beamed onto your teeth that reacts with the peroxide and the tooth stains are released.
Home-based tooth whitening kits
We can also provide you with a custom mouthguard that’s filled with a whitening solution and designed to fit over your teeth. This is usually worn at night, but we will give you specific instructions at the end of your appointment.