A Dazzling Smile in a Few Short Steps
Teeth whitening is one of the most common and easily-accomplished cosmetic dentistry procedures. It’s also something that can instantly change someone’s appearance and boost self esteem. Don’t believe it? Just google “celebrity tooth whitening” and you’ll be surprised by the stars—actors, musicians, and athletes— who have totally altered their appearance through cosmetic dentistry. But you don’t have to be a celebrity with an uber-healthy bank account to have uniformly brighter and whiter teeth. Dental whitening has never been easier—or more cost effective.
Most people aren’t born with pearly whites. Natural teeth vary in shade from creamy to yellow and even slightly grey. Add to that the discoloration effects of prescription drugs and food and drink such as coffee, tea, red wine, and sodas, and by adulthood, most people have some sort of tooth discoloration. Sometimes, discoloration is a result of normal aging or chemical damage. At Lawrence Park Dental, we see many patients who want to brighten their smile but are concerned about the health effects of commercial and drugstore whitening products.
They are wise to ask! Under a dentist’s care, whitening should not harm the functionality of teeth or cause pain. The whitening products offered on drugstore shelves are surface whiteners and bleaches. Surface whiteners, such as toothpastes and gums, do just that—remove surface stains, much as a good hygiene polish would. Most bleaches, such as those offered in plastic adhesives, are peroxide based. They can alter the colour of the teeth temporarily from one to several shades.
Dentist Whitening North York – Options
Lawrence Park Dental offers patients a number of teeth whitening options including laser and take-home kits. Our bleaching systems are completely safe and do not harm healthy dental enamel or existing dental work. They require minimal time investment. In fact, patients are often pleasantly surprised at how easily they can achieve their desired brightness.
We provide customized whitening trays that whiten all of your teeth for a uniform smile (and not just the top six or bottom eight to ten teeth). The process is simple. You visit our location and are fitted for a tray. Within a week, you pick the tray up and begin your whitening process. It can take from mere days to a week to reach your desired brightness. After that, it is just a matter of keeping up with everyday hygiene and occasional re-treatment. Studies show that home whitening systems, like those offered by Lawrence Park Dental in North York, are safe and effective.
If you are considering in-office laser whitening, you will be happy to know there are no after-effects of laser teeth whitening. It is a safe, gentle, and done with expert supervision of Lawrence Park Dental.
Some patients have stubborn discoloration caused by use of prescription medications or other treatments. Bleaching may not be effective or suitable for these people. At Lawrence Park Dental, we also offer veneers. Veneers are permanent smile transformers that cover a patient’s natural teeth to both whiten and, if necessary alter the aesthetics of the mouth much like a prosthetic. Veneers are less cost effective than bleaching systems, but they can dramatically change the look of a patient’s smile.
Teeth Whitening North York
Only your dentist can help you decide what systems will offer the optimum results for you. Give Lawrence Park Dental in North York a call today to see what your best options are for a brighter, more dazzling smile.
We are conveniently located at Yonge and York Mills, just South from HWY 401. Ample underground parking is available or you can take a subway as we are just at Yonge/York Mills station.