Mississauga dentist helps improve smiles with laser teeth whitening treatment
The appearance of your smile is important. It’s how you greet new acquaintances and welcome friends and family. In the case of first impressions, many people won’t initially remember the color of your eyes or what you were wearing, but they will remember if you had a confident and friendly smile. At Dentistry on 10, Dr. Kotecha and her team offer patients laser teeth whitening services to make their smile sparkle and improve their self-esteem.
Teeth whitening options
Teeth whitening treatment comes in many different forms. From strips and pastes sold at the local drug store to in office treatments using light-activated gel or at home trays that are custom fit, patients have many choices. While each method has their own set of advantages, patients are wise to choose a whitening treatment that’s performed under the skill and expertise of their trusted dentist.
Dr. Kotecha advises patients to start with a dental examination, which helps the dentist properly advise you on the best course of treatment. Further, a dental cleaning is the best first step to whitening as it leaves the surface of your teeth clean and prepared for the whitening and ensures there are no cavities hiding in your mouth.
In office treatment
Patients who want fast results often opt for in-office treatment. This service uses professional whitening gel, which is activated with a laser or whitening lamp. The results are not only fast, but they can also dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
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At home treatment
Patients who prefer a more gradual treatment or those with sensitive teeth typically have best results using at home whitening treatments. These treatments use customized trays with professional gel. During the treatment, patients wear the whitening trays and gel for a predetermined amount of time. These trays are comfortable and can be worn while reading, working, performing light exercise, or doing household chores. Typically, the treatment takes approximately two weeks. At the end of the treatment time, patients have a brighter and whiter smile.
In order to keep the smile white following the treatment, Dr. Kotecha and her team suggest avoiding or limiting foods and beverages that can cause repeat staining. For example, coffee, red wine, tea, beets, berries, and red pasta sauce are all culprits of teeth staining or darkening. For more information about teeth whitening call the Dentistry on 10 office at (905) 455-9262.
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