Although you may brush your teeth every day, they can still stain from the food and drinks that you consume. Some lifestyle habits, like smoking, can leave stains on your teeth too. Fortunately, our dentist at Rymal Family Dental in Hannon, ON can make your teeth look cleaner by whitening them.
You can choose from several whitening processes when you want your teeth to look whiter and brighter. You have the choice between professional whitening at your dentist’s office or an over-the-counter whitening solution.
Professional whitening processes, such as the ZOOM! system that we use at Rymal Family Dental in Hannon, ON gets your teeth noticeably whiter in one two-hour session. If you use over-the-counter teeth whitening products from a pharmacy, you will need to use it multiple times until you notice the difference.
The main reason that the ZOOM! system works so well is its higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which is the active ingredient that bleaches your teeth. ZOOM! has a 25 percent level of concentration. Most over-the-counter whitening products only offer half that concentration, if not less.
Although the initial investment in a store-bought whitening product is going to be less than a professional solution, by the time you see a difference in your teeth, the costs between the two products will be virtually the same. It can take several uses of whitening strips, whitening gel, or toothpaste before you notice your teeth getting whiter.
Professional whitening systems do not use abrasives to get teeth cleaner, which means not worrying about getting your teeth damaged. Whitening toothpaste and gels can use abrasives to get teeth whiter, and they can scratch the enamel on your teeth. This damage can allow bacteria to invade your teeth, causing decay and further damage to them.
If you have questions about teeth whitening or tooth bleaching, talk to our dentist at Rymal Family Dental in Hannon, ON. Our dentist can help you decide which option is best for you and guide you through the process if you decide on professional teeth whitening to make your smile whiter and brighter.