At Cresta Dental, we love seeing our Victoria patients smile after getting their teeth whitened from us. There is a whole new confidence that comes with better, whiter teeth. Teeth discolouration is a common, natural, problem as people age. Teeth enamel becomes weaker as it is exposed to acidic food and drinks such as processed food, red wine, and soda, causing erosion and stains. Teeth whitening is a simple and non-invasive procedure to change the colour of your tooth enamel from a yellow to a beautiful, shining white. However, since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to talk to your dentist about the procedure and the desired results. Teeth whitening will not work on fillings, crowns and other types of implants. To fix that, we use a separate procedure to match fillings to your newly whitened teeth for an even look.
There are many different types of whitening products on the market that have been clinically tested for more than forty years and have been proven safe by millions of users. These products do not have any adverse effects, nor do they damage your teeth or gums. The only negative experience a patient might have to the procedure is slight teeth sensitivity.
Unfortunately, teeth whitening procedure is not permanent and it will wear down with time. A touch-up is usually needed every couple of years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
You should take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing each day as recommended by the dental association. By taking good care of your teeth, the whitening procedure will not only last longer, but you will have healthier teeth overall.
Whitening does not correct all types of discolouration. For example, if you have yellow discolouration, your teeth will probably respond well to a bleach formula, but brown teeth may not respond as well since bleach does not cover up the brown tones as well.
Book a consultation and we will go over all the different options for you and will recommend the best possible procedure for your teeth.