Although teeth are not naturally meant to be completely white, many Canadians want a brighter smile. Responding to this desire, a wide range of “whitening” options has become available to consumers.
Most bleaching products are peroxide-based and are actually capable of altering the colors of the tooth itself. However, not all tooth discolorations respond to tooth-bleaching treatments. Individuals contemplating tooth-bleaching should consult with a dentist to determine the cause of the tooth discoloration and to determine whether a bleaching treatment will have the desired result.
Hanover Dental offers custom bleaching trays and bleach vials for purchase. Please call our office for more information.
Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening System
All About Zoom!
The Zoom! in-office whitening system is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast, very fast! In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
How Zoom! Works
The Zoom! light activated gel was developed after years of research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! LED light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years!
Veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front part of your teeth. They are often made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not change colour or stain. Generally, porcelain veneers take at least 2 dental visits to apply and composite resin veneers can be done in 1 visit. Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin veneers.
Dental treatments like dental bonding and veneers are not only used to fix cavities or broken teeth but can also be used to improve the look of healthy teeth. Veneers are applied to the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth. Bonding and veneers make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape, angle or spacing. Your dentist can fix teeth that are broken, chipped or cracked, that have spaces between them or that are discolored. Cosmetic dental treatment can improve your smile and give you more confidence.
Click here for more information about Veneers & Bonding from the Canadian Dental Association.