Why Do My Teeth Have Stains And Discolorations?
Most stains are caused by age, tobacco, coffee, or tea. Other types of stains can be caused by antibiotics, such as tetracycline; or too much fluoride. At Eagle Family Dentistry in Newmarket, Dr. Saeed Meshksar, offers the latest in in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions. Teeth Whitening is very popular in our aesthetically conscious society to stained teeth, and has been found to be safe and effective.
A composite resin that is molded onto the teeth to change their colour and to reshape them. The resin material can stain and chip over time. Bonding can usually be done in one office visit for $300-$700 per tooth.
These shell-like facings can be bonded onto stained teeth. They are used to reshape and/or lengthen teeth as well as to whiten. Veneers require at least two office visits and cost $700 to $1,200 per tooth.
How Effective Are Bleaching Systems?
Bleaching is effective in lightening most stains caused by age, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Based on clinical studies, 96 percent of patients with these kinds of stains experience some lightening effect. Other types of stains, such as those produced by tetracycline use or too much fluoride, respond to bleaching less reliably. Newmarket dentist, Dr. Saeed Meshksar, points out that bleaching systems are not fully predictable. If you have a tooth-colour filling when your teeth are bleached, it will stay yellow—dental restorations do not change color when tooth whitener is applied.
At-Home Bleaching Kits
The most popular whitening option. Mouth trays are usually made in one office visit, and your oral health care professional will provide a whitening brand suitable to your needs. Some trays are worn for an hour, others through the night. Kits range in price from $300 to $500.
While some whitening toothpastes effectively keep the teeth cleaner and, therefore, looking whiter, some are more abrasive than others. The stronger toothpastes rely on abrasion to remove external stains as opposed to actually changing the colour of teeth. The key is to study a product’s ingredients, look at your teeth to see if it changes their colour, and consult Dr. Saeed Meshksar for customized advice.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening typically use a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide for a more rapid effect, and can achieve substantial whitening in 30 to 60 minutes. Some in-office treatments utilize a whitening light, with the objective of speeding up the whitening process.
Speak to us to help you determine which in-office whitening option is right for you.
If Teeth whitening is not an option for you, at Eagle Family Dentistry, we offer other cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve the white beautiful smile you are looking for. The best place to start, is to book a private cosmetic consultation with Newmarket Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Saeed Meshksar.
340 Eagle Street West,
Unit 11 Newmarket, ON
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Monday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm