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Teeth Whitening Peterborough

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Bleaching and whitening has happens to the most requested cosmetic treatment alternative for both men and women. There are plenty of whitening or bleaching choices offered to suit every patients budget and time-frame. Regardless of whether the patient desires an in-house one hour teeth whitening session or a home-based bleaching, there are many whitening options to be had.

At the end of the day a good number of the teeth whitening methods work. Very nearly everybody who tries one of these methods of aesthetic enhancement will witness at least moderate upgrades with a few seeing substantial upgrades in the whiteness and brightness of their smile. On the other hand, teeth whitening is not enduring and will require regular renovation for a long term result.

Bleaching vs. Whitening
The term bleaching corresponds to the treatment of products containing bleaches to whiten teeth. Whitening products will generally contain hydrogen peroxides or carbamide peroxides.

The name "whitening" refers to the eliminating of filth and remains from the tooth's exterior to improve the colour. Even products like toothpastes, which are used to cleanse the teeth can be considered a whitening product. The term "whitening" is used more for advertising as whitening sounds a great deal safer than bleaching, even when referring to products that make use of bleaches.

Some of the cracks in the tooth's enamel will get filled up with food particles and other organic fragments and will also get remineralized rapidly by the saliva, after the whitening program has removed a large amount of stains from the tooths surface leaving cracks and fissures in the enamel.

Some of the core causes of tooth yellowing involve: age, the tooth's original colour, translucency and skinniness, intake habits, chewing tobaccos or smoking, chemical substances and drug treatments, grinding and clenching, and damage.

Age of teeth
The correlation relating age and the colour of the the teeth is quite prominent. This is due to the teeth becoming darker over time from natural wear and tear and the accrual of stains. Teens are very likely to deliver better results from tooth whitening sessions. Adults in their twenties will begin to experience the staining of their teeth and whitening will become a great deal more difficult to accomplish. When patients extend into their forties, the yellow stains will turn to brown ones and the whitening accordingly becomes much more difficult again. By the time patients reach their fifties, stains will have become firmly embedded and will prove exceptionally difficult to do away with, however will not be impossible to eliminate.

Initial Colour
The range of initial tooth colour usually begins with yellow-brownish to greenish-gray, and becomes darker over time. Yellow-brown stains will commonly be more reactive to applications than green-gray stains.

Thinness and Translucency
Slenderness and translucency are genetic qualities that turn out to be more pronounced as you age. Teeth that are thick and opaque as well as a few that show a trace of translucency will appear lighter in colour will be significantly more sensitive to bleaching. Teeth that are slight and transparent, particularly if they are front teeth, might not have the essential pigment for bleaching purposes.

Eating Routines
By way of continual consumption of teas, coffee, red wine, dark beverages, and certain foods might produce dark staining and discolouration over the years. Additionally, citrus fruits and acids from vinegars can work to erode tooth enamel leading to surface level clearness and the showing through of yellow-colour dentin.

Tobacco Use
Nicotine leaves brownish spots that will slowly work into the structures of the tooth and cause stubborn discolouration.

Chemical Drugs
Particularly tetracycline usage during tooth formation will have a tendency to produce brown or dark grey ribbon stains which are really troublesome to remove. Too much consumption of fluorides can trigger dental fluorosis and white mottling (tiny white streaks or specks) over the associated areas.

Tooth Grinding and Clenching
Grinding and clenching problems are regularly associated with elevated levels of tension. This problem might also lead to substantial micro-cracking in the enamel of the teeth and may cause the edges of the biting surface as well as the cusps to darken.

Trauma
Damaging injuries can produce very considerable cracks within the enamel of the teeth, which may form substantial accumulations of remains and stains.

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Dr. Cam Crawford, along with his friendly and professional team of hygienists and office support staff are excited to meet with you and your family. Regardless of whether you need a regular cleaning, dental check-up, whitening, crown, fillings or a bridge, Dr. Crawford and his team can offer you the modern dental services you require.

Maple Leaf Dentistry

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Office Address:
291 Reid Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3R2