Get a brighter, whiter smile you’ll want to show off to everyone
Bright, white teeth aren’t just for celebrities. Everyone deserves to feel confident when they smile, and teeth whitening is a fantastic solution for dull, stained teeth.
At Markham Eglinton Dental Centre, our Scarborough teeth whitening procedure allows us to remove or reduce stains on your teeth, giving them a brighter, more attractive appearance.
Why do our teeth sometimes need a little boost? Well, the enamel on our teeth becomes more porous as we age, and gradually becomes darker. Acidic foods and drinks -- such as diet soda -- make the enamel even more porous, and leave it vulnerable to stains. Tobacco, red wine, coffee and tea are the most likely to leave those ugly yellow stains on our teeth.
Peroxide solution is used to whiten our teeth. It penetrates the enamel, oxidizing the stains and bleaching the layer of tooth beneath the enamel. The finished product is a beautiful, brighter smile – and it’s so easy!
Contact Markham Eglinton Dental Centre today to learn more about how teeth whitening in Scarborough could completely change your smile.
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FAQs -- Click to reveal the answers to teeth whitening questions
Q: Do whitening toothpastes work as well as teeth-whitening?
A: Whitening toothpastes absolutely do not have the same ability to brighter your teeth as in-office teeth whitening. During a professional teeth whitening, your dentist uses a peroxide solution to penetrate the enamel, oxidizing the stains and bleaching the layer of tooth beneath the enamel. Then we use bright lights to accelerate the bleaching process. Toothpaste cannot compete with that. However, daily brushing and flossing is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy and bright, and it also helps to limit your intake of staining foods and drinks (like red wine, coffee, and tea).
Q: I drink red wine a few times a week, and my teeth are very stained. Should I stop drinking it?
A: Red wine, coffee and tea are notorious for causing ugly yellow stains on your teeth. Diet soda is also a problem, because its acidity breaks down your tooth's enamel -- leaving it prone to stains. You don't need to avoid these beverages entirely -- just be mindful of what they might do to your smile, and try to limit your intake.
Q: Are at-home tooth-whitening kits as good as getting in-office whitening?
A: The teeth whitening kits available for purchase at Markham Eglinton Dental Centre are of a very high quality, and are superior to a kit you may purchase in a drugstore. But an advantage to our in-office whitening is the powerful lights we use to accelerate the bleaching process.
Q: Does my dental insurance cover teeth whitening?
A: Teeth whitening is typically an “extra” that is not covered by insurance, but everyone has different coverage. We would be happy to help you understand your available coverage, so please ask us at your next appointment.