The current state of dental appearance
Are you concerned with your dental appearance? Get jeers from peers and family members for your crooked teeth? Or teeth seem yellow or brownish? Don’t worry, the cosmetic dentist will be able to take care of your teeth. Not only the dental part but improves the overall facial appearance too.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Toronto is a dental specialty that deals with the aesthetics of the lower half of the face. Apart from their primary dental qualification, cosmetic dentists do have additional years of training, implant fixtures, bridges, dentures, inlays, inlays, composite bonding, teeth whitening, and veneers. Also, they are also trained in the whole area of the smile makeover, which is an advanced subject. A beautiful smile can truly brighten your life both socially and professionally. A full range of Cosmetic Dentistry treatments is available today to give you a more pleasant smile. Perfect looking teeth aren’t just for celebrities anymore!
The rationale behind cosmetic dentistry
Who doesn’t want to have sparkling white teeth? Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a procedure frequently requested. Whitening brings back the tooth’s natural color while bleaching whitens it beyond the natural color. There are various methods available now, such as bleaching pen, brushing, and bleaching strips. Teeth whitening has been getting an enormous demand from the general population, especially in the urban areas.
One of the popular tools used is the whitening toothpaste. Almost all toothpaste help in removing surface stains due to the abrasives. Whitening toothpaste also contains gentle chemical agents or polishing substances that provide extra stain removal power. They can indeed remove surface stains, and they do not contain bleach. Over-the-counter whitening products contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide that helps lighten the color deep in the tooth. Whitening toothpaste can lighten the tooth’s color by about one shade. Some extreme ones on the market right now can go beyond one tone.
Besides toothpaste, we have the gels and strips as well. Whitening gels are peroxide-based gels. Apply them with a small brush directly to the teeth surfaces. Instructions need to be followed carefully depending on the peroxide’s strength. Initial results can be noticed in a couple of days. The final results can usually sustain for months. Because of results as these, patients are getting their money’s worth. Whitening strips are fragile, virtually invisible strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. The strips are applied twice daily for 30 minutes for 14 days.
Among the newer products available are whitening rinses. Just like mouthwashes, they make the breath fresh while reducing dental plaque and gum disease at the same time. These products also contain hydrogen peroxide in some, which is a substance used to whiten teeth. Manufacturers claim it may take up to 12 weeks for noticeable results. You just swish them around in your mouth for a minute, two times a day before brushing your teeth. Some experts say that rinses are not as effective as other over-the-counter (OTC) products
Commercial whitening products in the market
Commercial whitening products for home use include rinses, gels, chewing gums, toothpaste, etc. For customized in-home whitening, the dentist will take impressions of your lower and upper teeth to make the custom mouthpieces. The mouthpiece needs to fit well to achieve a good outcome. A close fit helps the whitening agent remain in contact with your teeth and not flow out.
For anterior teeth that require some cosmetic work, composites and veneers work fine and are less invasive compared to dental crowns and bridges. There are a lot of options in place now. Discuss with your dentist to have the best treatment for you today. Call our Dental Office in Toronto to find out about our teeth whitening cost promotions and book your evaluation session.