Although teeth aren’t naturally pure white, many of our patients in Oakville desire brighter, whiter smiles. That’s why our team at Oak Park Dental is happy to offer professional teeth whitening treatments to Oakville area patients who want to fix their teeth discolouration. There are many products and methods used to whiten your teeth, the two main ones being bleaching techniques and surface whitening techniques. However, we do recommend patients discuss the root causes of their teeth discolouration. Did you know that:
If the cause of your teeth discolouration is due to an easily controllable factor, Dr. Ralman at Oak Park Dental in Oakville can advise you on appropriate lifestyle changes to minimize stains.
Surface Whitening Products
Surface whitening products are often found in toothpastes and chewing gum, and use special abrasives to increase their ability to remove surface stains. However, do note that these products are designed to remove surface stains, and often just have a cosmetic purpose. They should not be used as substitutes to professional dental cleaning done by your dental hygienist to remove plaque and tartar.
Bleaching agents may be mixed with toothpastes, applied to teeth using heat and light, or placed in a mouthguard to be worn for part of the day.
Teeth whitening with bleaching agents should be done under the supervision of a professional dentist. Some methods, such as those that use lasers and lights, are still quite new and have not been subjected to rigorous scientific assessment. Discuss with your dentist the risks and benefits if you are concerned.
If you’re interested in learning more about our teeth whitening services in Oakville, we welcome you to get in touch with our dental care team at Oak Park Dental.