By Newmarket Dentistry
February 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Learn how visiting your Greater Ontario dentist's office can take your teeth from dull to dazzling in a matter of minutes.

Over half of the respondents in a recent dental industry survey said that the shade of their teeth was the first thing they wanted to fix about their smile. It should come as no surprise, then, that teeth whitening is currently the most popular and most budget-Teeth Whiteningfriendly cosmetic dentistry procedure.

The same survey also determined that most of its respondents believed that whitening products and procedures like those available at Newmarket Dentistry are generally more effective than the gels, strips and toothpastes available over-the-counter. They are correct - the overall quality is better. But are there other advantages to in-office whitening?

Immediate results

While store-bought whitening products can take weeks or months to show subtle results, in-office dental whitening can make your teeth several shades brighter in just one appointment. The products used at a dental office are more concentrated and potent than drugstore brands, so a 30 to 60 minute appointment at Newmarket Dentistry means several months, even years, of whiter teeth.

Safety first

Whitening your teeth at home is generally cheaper than in-office procedures. While the quality and efficiency of the dental solutions are superior, working directly with your Newmarket dentist ensures that you are whitening your teeth safely as well. Teeth are porous, meaning they have microscopic pits on their surface. Leaving whitening gels or strips on too long can damage your tooth's protective layer of enamel, which can lead to sensitivity or premature decay. The chemicals can also irritate the sensitive gum tissue. Some people may have underlying problems that could hinder the whitening process. At Newmarket Dentistry, your teeth can be thoroughly cleaned before your whitening procedure and will be checked for potential problems at that time.

If whiter teeth are on your wish list, contact your York Region dentist's office to make them a reality!