Oshawa dentist: The Secret Behind Teeth Whitening
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Oshawa dentist: The Secret Behind Teeth Whitening

You want white teeth but how do you get those pearly whites?

Teeth whitening Oshawa can be done by several methods.

Over the counter products

There is a slew of products on the market promising ultra-white teeth: some of these are:

  • Gels
  • Strips
  • Trays
  • Toothpaste
  • Rinses

Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are done twice a year usually right after your checkup.

Either the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth using a power toothbrush and a gritty paste.

The process is done in this way:

  • Tartar and plaque will be scraped off your teeth
  • A gritty toothpaste will be used with a high power brush
  • The hygienist will floss your teeth
  • You will then be allowed to rinse
  • Fluoride will be used

Benefits of whiter teeth

The benefits of whiter teeth are:

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Brighter smiler
  • Looking younger
  • Making a good first impression

Preventing stains

To help prevent stains there are things you can do such as:

  • Do not use tobacco products
  • Limit the number of foods or drinks such as blueberries, coffee or wine that can stain your teeth
  • Brush twice a day and floss
  • Use over the counter whitening products between dental cleanings once a week; products like strips or gel
  • Use a good mouth rinse speak to your dentist as there are several formulas such as tartar control, fluoride, antiseptic, and others

What are the risks

There are few risks but you must be careful with the enamel of your teeth.

Over whitening of your teeth can cause the dentin to become exposed leading to sensitivity and/or decay of your teeth.

Infection of the gums is something else you need to watch for when using over the counter whiteners.

Harmony Dental care can help you with teeth whitening and answer your questions as well.

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