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Solar Dental
125 Dundas St N, #103
Cambridge, ON N1R 5N6

Phone: 519-543-0888

1 844 SOLAR 4U (1-844-765-2748)

Teeth Whitening Cambridge Ontario –

We all want beautiful, sparkly, white teeth and developments in dentistry have made it very easy to increase the whiteness for most people.  However, unfortunately, for some people, teeth whitening solutions may do more harm than good.

There are so many systems out there that promise beautiful white teeth.  However, if a certain system is not suitable for you, there could be bad repercussions for your teeth and gum health.

Assuming it is ok for you to use teeth whitening systems, the right teeth whitening system will make your teeth whiter.  How much whiter depends on what condition your teeth are in to start with.   When you use teeth whitening systems your teeth will be whiter, but they may not become as white as you would like.  On the other hand, your teeth can be “too white”.   If you overdo it, the teeth whitening system can give your teeth an unnatural look.

The trick is to make your teeth white just the right amount and keep them that way for as long as possible without having to do the teeth whitening treatment again.

What’s The Difference Between Teeth Whitening And Bleaching Your Teeth?

The word “bleaching” can only be used when your teeth are whitened more than the natural colour of clean teeth.  “Bleaching” is only used for products that contain bleach i.e. hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

When your teeth are “whitened” the surface colour of the tooth is “restored” by removing dirt and debris.  The term “whitening” is used when your teeth are being cleaned.

Realistically, the term “whitening” is used even with products that use bleach because it sounds nicer.

Tooth Paste For Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening toothpaste contains light abrasives to help scrub off some of the deposits on your teeth.  Depending on the type of whitening toothpaste you get, some whitening tooth pastes contain chemicals to polish your teeth.  This is kind of nice because it gives your teeth a bit of a shine.

There are also tooth pastes that contain chemicals to remove stains on your teeth.  Read the label or ask the pharmacist for details.

Whitening tooth pastes that you can get without a prescription do not contain bleach.  This means they can only remove surface stains, and even that, to a very limited extent.

Professional level teeth whitening toothpastes contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.  These chemicals can lighten the tooth’s colour by about one shade because they are able to go deep within the tooth enamel.

When a dentist applies teeth whitening, they can make your teeth three to eight shades lighter.   

Non-Prescription Teeth Whitening Strips And Gels

Teeth whitening gels are made of peroxide based gels.  You put it directly on to your teeth with a small brush.  The strength of the peroxide varies from product to product.  If you follow the directions carefully you will see results within a few days.  You can expect the results to last for up to four months.

Whitening strips are applied directly on the teeth.  Since they are almost invisible, you can use them during your work day.  You can expect to see result within a few days.  The effect can last up to four months.

Teeth Whitening In The Dentist’s Office

This is the quickest way to get really white teeth.  The dentist applies bleaching and whitening products directly on to the teeth…sometimes in combination with a special “blue” light or laser.  You’ll see good results in one or two thirty minute sessions.  However, if your teeth are badly stained, it may take more sessions to get to the point you want.

Are You Eligible For Teeth Whitening Treatments?

  • If you are under the age of 16 it is strongly recommended that you don’t use any teeth whitening treatments other than regular toothpaste. Definitely, bleaching is not recommended for children under 16.
    Applying teeth whitening products to under age children can irritate the pulp and make your teeth excessively sensitive to cold foods.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding your child, it is best to stay away from teeth whitening treatments.
  • If you have sensitive teeth or allergies, ask your dentist before you do any teeth whitening Cambridge Ontario. There might be something going on with your health that is more important that having beautiful teeth.
  • If you have receding gums or defective restorations, see a dentist before trying any teeth whitening systems.
  • If you have gum disease or worn tooth enamel, generally teeth whitening Cambridge Ontario is not recommended. Ask your dentist before trying any kind of teeth whitening treatment.
  • Cavities and exposed roots need to be treated before any whitening procedure. Whitening systems will penetrate decaying teeth and the inner areas of the tooth.  This can cause your teeth to be sensitive to cold foods.
  • Fillings, dental crowns and tooth restorations do not whiten with teeth whitening agents. Get your teeth whitening done first.  This way, the dentist can make your dental crowns and tooth restorations the same colour as the rest of your teeth.
  • If you have already had fillings and restorations it might be a better idea to get veneers, crowns or dental bonding. Ask your dentist about your options.
  • If you are a smoker you will have a tough time with teeth whitening Cambridge Ontario…especially if you keep smoking during the bleaching process… which can take several days or weeks.
  • The natural whiteness of your teeth is slightly whiter than the whites of your eyes. Anything more than that is unnatural and will look strange.
  • Teeth whitening will bring out the natural beauty of your teeth. Don’t expect magical results beyond that, unless you are taking extreme measures, which is not necessarily a good thing.

Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums.

Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. But this cosmetic dentistry procedure is not recommended for everyone.

Find out if teeth whitening Cambridge Ontario is right for you:

Call 519-543-0888 or 1 844-765-2748

Solar Dental is open 6 days a week, and in the evenings during weekdays for teeth cleaning services in teeth whitening Cambridge Ontario.

The Solar Dental Cambridge dentist office is a full service dental clinic in Cambridge Ontario that provides cosmetic dentist services, sedation dentistry services, emergency dentist services, dental hygiene services, dental implants, paediatric dentist services, periodontist services, Invisalign and denture care services.  We are a full service family friendly dental clinic in Cambridge Ontario providing dental services for adults and kids dentist services.

If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, you might need a root canal from an endodontist.   Extreme pain can be considered a dental emergency, so come see us as quickly as possible.  We will schedule your appointment on a priority basis to get rid of the pain as quickly as possible.   Call 519 -543-0888 or 1 844-765-2748 to let us know you are coming.

Teeth Whitening Cambridge Ontario