Teeth Whitening

 

One of the easiest ways to improve the beauty of your Big Happy Smiles is through teeth whitening. It is a simple and pain-free procedure which can correct the dull and discoloured appearance of your teeth.
Causes of staining:

  • Medications
  • Coffee, tea and wine
  • Tobacco
  • Food (berries, soy sauce)
  • Wear and tear
  • Trauma
  • Genetics

Extrinsic stains are caused by changes to the outside of the tooth, such as food and drinks. Intrinsic stains are caused by changes to the inside of the tooth, such as through genetics and medications. No amount of brushing or flossing can improve the appearance of staining caused by intrinsic influences. Only your dentist can determine the cause of staining and the best way to deal with it.

Dr. Pohlman uses the Nite White whitening system. This system uses a patented calcium phosphate gel that matches the natural chemistry of your tooth’s surface. The surface of the tooth is porous, made up of microscopic tubules leading to the inner part of the tooth which is very sensitive. Nite White’s chemistry bonds with the enamel, filling in the porous surface not only improving the colour of your teeth, but protecting them from sensitivity.

Home-based whitening products are not recommended due to their ineffective performance in a variety of situations. Over the counter products can affect the appearance of crowns and fillings and can often be abrasive, causing more damaged to your teeth.

Professional dental whitening is not only safer and more effective, Dr. Pohlman can also make sure that the proper treatment is being used to maintain your Big Happy Smiles.