Over time, the teeth can lose their youthful white healthy appearance. Factors such as aging, diet, injuries, and medical treatments cause teeth to dull and yellow. Teeth Whitening has become a popular dental procedure that restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour, and is very safe under the supervision of a dental professional.
"Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that can stain teeth, such as coffee, tea and red wine.
Common reasons for Tooth Discolouration are:
- Drinking - coffee, tea, wine or soft drinks
- Natural aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth darkens
- Smoking - or any tobacco use stains teeth
- Accidents - a dead nerve will darken a tooth
- Root Canal Therapy
Some patients may experience heightened tooth or gum sensitivity during treatment. These symptoms are temporary and go away after the treatment is completed.
Dr. Omar will evaluate your teeth with you, and determine whether whitening is the right treatment for you. He can also compare professional tooth whitening with over the counter agents to help you decide which is right for you.