There are many factors that can contribute to tooth discolouration. Drinking beverages like coffee, tea, soda pop and red wine can increase the chances of staining your teeth. Some medications, aging, smoking, and trauma can also cause our teeth to turn yellowish. At the end of the day, your smile can leave a lasting impression on someone – so you want to ensure you have the brightest smile possible, at all times!
There are two types of teeth staining: surface and internal. Surface stains can be removed by abrasive toothpaste or professional polishing, however, internal stains should be oxidized away chemically with stabilized peroxides.
Many turn to teeth whitening procedures to help solve the problem of discolouration. While some might be tempted to walk into their local pharmacy or big box store to purchase an at-home kit, it is best to visit a dental professional for treatment of this sort. The biggest reason being is that over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to meet an individual’s needs.
Olde Oakville Dental offers the newest (third generation) Zoom Whitening Lamp. Zoom! ® In-Office Whitening is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It‘s safe, effective and very fast. In about one hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The Zoom! Light-activated procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! Clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light for about an hour. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed by the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure
For those looking for a quick, inexpensive whitening touch-up, we also offer an in-office Iveri light activated system which makes an ideal add-on to your next cleaning appointment!
Those patients looking for the maximum effect and willing to take the time to treat at home can benefit most from our professionally supervised take home tray whitening system. Speak to one of our highly trained Registered Dental Hygienists to find out which option best meets your needs.