A brighter, whiter smile.
Sundial Dental uses the latest teeth whitening procedures to effectively restore the smiles of people with stained, dull or discoloured teeth. Many people choose tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of ageing and abuse from food, beverage and tobacco stains.
Professional teeth whitening procedures performed by Sundial Dental use the most effective and safest methods, and the results can last as long as five years.
Caution required for over-the-counter products.
Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely. Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can remove some stains and make teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.
Whitening agents actually change the colour of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents can’t effectively remove brownish or grey stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discoloured teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-coloured fillings. Porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in these cases.
Causes of discolouration.
The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of ageing, or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
Some stains - caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis - actually begin inside the tooth, so brushing and flossing don't help.
For more information about how you can have a brighter smile with Teeth Whitening procedures, call Sundial Dental’s friendly dentists at one of our practices today.