Although there are multiple contributing factors, teeth become discoloured naturally over time. Don’t hide your smile due to these stains. Share a brighter, whiter smile with the world by getting teeth whitening in Windsor. Dr. Gary Mannarino offers at-home whitening treatments that can dramatically alter the colour of your teeth.
While aging can affect the whiteness of our teeth, so can many factors that we encounter on a daily basis. Certain habits, foods and drinks all contribute to yellowing and staining of those pearly whites. If you want to keep your smile stain free, we recommend avoiding the following:
As long as you are consistent with brushing and flossing, these foods, drinks and habits may not greatly impact the colour of your teeth. You can also try using a straw when drinking the beverages on this list to avoid staining. If you already have stains on your teeth, bring your concerns to your dentist to see if teeth whitening is the right treatment for you.
When you choose Dr. Gary Mannarino for teeth whitening in Windsor, you won’t have to spend extended periods of time in the dentist’s chair. Here’s what you can expect from your teeth whitening treatment at our office:
1. Impressions are made: During your first whitening appointment, Dr. Gary Mannarino will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-fit tray.
2. Personalized bleaching kit created: Once the tray is completed, we test to make sure it fits comfortably in your mouth. We then provide a personalized bleaching kit you can take home to use. We understand that some patients have sensitive teeth, so our bleaching kits are customized with your specific needs in mind.
3. Directions provided: We also provide thorough directions on how to properly use your new teeth whitening kit. We recommend that you use the bleach kit once a day for one week.
4. In-home whitening performed:
Step 1: Before using the tray, be sure to brush and floss your teeth.
Step 2: Next, apply the bleaching solution to the trays and then place it in your mouth over your teeth.
Step 3: Wear the tray for the designated time given by your dentist and then remove the tray.
Step 4: Remove the tray and rinse off your teeth. If necessary, brush away the gel with your toothbrush.
Step 5: To clean your whitening trays, just use a gentle toothbrush and cold water. Store the trays in their holders and keep the gel in a cool dry place.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Teeth whitening treatment is generally safe and effective, and clinical studies have shown that home-use bleaching gels and trays, when used appropriately, offer satisfying results. However, we recommend that any teeth bleaching be handled under the supervision of your dentist. Some patients may be sensitive to teeth whitening and should be wary of using any bleaching products whether they involve trays or lasers. Side effects of bleaching can include increased sensitivity to both the teeth and gums. We recommend contacting Dr. Gary Mannarino at Devon Plaza Dental to set up a consultation. The dentist can determine if our office’s teeth whitening treatment is a viable option for you.
Whitening for Sensitive Teeth
If you have tooth sensitivity, you may think you can’t whiten your teeth because many bleaching kits have a tendency of being harsh on teeth and gums. The bleaching kits offered at Dr. Gary Mannarino’s dental office reduce sensitivity in the teeth so that anyone can whiten his or her smile. However, to protect your teeth and gums you can’t get whitening and a teeth cleaning done in the same day. Dr. Gary Mannarino does not offer same-day bleaching because it can increase sensitivity.