What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

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Our team at Georgian Shores Dental Centre understands that how you feel about the appearance of your teeth can have a significant impact on your self-confidence. If you are happy with the way your teeth look, then you will be proud to show off your smile, but if you worry about stains or yellowing then you may be reluctant to smile at all. To help our patients achieve the confidence they deserve, our team offers top-notch teeth whitening services. In this article, our team will go over a few essential facts about this treatment to help you decide if it’s right for you.

What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

  • Teeth Whitening is Incredibly Safe. One common worry people have about teeth whitening is that it will damage their teeth. Although some DIY methods of teeth whitening can be detrimental to the strength of your enamel, professional teeth whitening methods are incredibly safe and pose very little risk.
  • Teeth Whitening Takes Time. Another idea that some people have about teeth whitening is that it will produce results instantly, but this is not the case either. The whitening process is gradual and can take anywhere from just four days to up to several months to produce the kind of results you are looking for. What is happening during the whitening process is the pores in your teeth opening up to allow stains to lift away, and it may take multiple treatments to thoroughly remove them.
  • Teeth Whitening Can’t Change Your Base Enamel Colour. Lastly, while teeth whitening can remove stains that you may have accumulated on your teeth, it can’t actually change the base colour of your enamel. That colour is determined by your genetics, and some people’s enamel is naturally darker than others’. If you are interested in teeth whitening, our team will make sure to give you a realistic idea of what to expect so that you can decide if the treatment is right for you–no matter what, we will do our best to give you a smile that you are proud to show off.