Professional Tooth Whitening in Burlington with Cornerstone Dental
We recommend that our patients in Burlington seeking tooth whitening treatments consult with a dentist first about the cause of their teeth discolouration. Whitening is a simple solution to a whiter and brighter smile. Our office offers a variety of different whitening choices.
Did you know that teeth aren’t naturally pure white? Most teeth fall within a range of light grey and yellow shades. Teeth also darken naturally as you age and our perception of people’s teeth is strongly influenced by the person’s skin tone and make-up. Certain foods and drinks, along with tobacco smoking, can also influence the colour of one’s teeth.
However, we recognize that many Canadians still want a whiter, brighter smile, and we have techniques for that here at Cornerstone Dental if you are looking for tooth whitening solutions in Burlington and the surrounding areas.
Bleaching techniques, such as these, should only be done under a dentist’s professional supervision:
- Brushing with toothpaste mixed with bleaching agents
- Using heat and light to apply bleaching agents
- Wearing a mouthguard filled with a bleaching agent for part of the day
While these may be safe, please note that some techniques, such as those using lasers and lights, are still quite new and haven’t undergone rigorous scientific assessment. Talk to your dentist about the potential risks.
Some people may choose to use surface whitening products. These often exist within toothpastes and chewing gums, and are special abrasives that increase efficiency in removing surface stains. However, please note that products like these are often cosmetically designed to remove surface stains and should not be used as substitutes for professional dental cleaning.
Have questions about tooth whitening? Our Burlington clinic staff is happy to serve you! Don’t forget to call us today to book an appointment as well.