Teeth WhiteningBack

Over time teeth can become stained or naturally darken with age. Today, there are many options available to safely and effectively brighten your smile, all of which fall into two categories:  

Surface Whiteners
Surface whiteners include whitening toothpaste or chewing gum that use special abrasives to improve the product’s ability to remove surface stains. While these products are not likely to harm your teeth, their effectiveness is limited to removing surface stains.

Bleach
Teeth bleaching products are mostly peroxide-based and capable of changing the original colour of a tooth itself; yet not all tooth discoloration responds to bleaching treatments. 

It is strongly advised to consult with your dentist to determine the cause of your tooth discoloration before selecting a method on your own. This is particularly important for patients with dental work including fillings, crowns or having a procedure like a root canal treatment performed. The same goes for people with extremely dark stains on anterior teeth.
 
If you decide to bleach your teeth, it should be done under the care of a certified dental professional to ensure the product’s safety and effectiveness. 

At Woodbridge Dentistry, we offer a number of whitening treatments including in-office laser whitening and products to be used at home over a period. 

One of our dentists would be happy to discuss which whitening method would be best suited to help you achieve a gorgeous, beautiful smile.