Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening


Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dentist at Belfield Dental for teeth whitening treatment, or purchasing one of the many at-home treatment options available. Teeth can naturally become yellower and darker as we get older.

Teeth are commonly discolored from smoking, coffee, tea or red wine. Using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, trying whitening pens, strips or trays are all good ways to supplement your normal oral hygiene habits.

Belfield Dental Care:

The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it, creates the color of natural teeth. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel.

Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color. Tooth enamel contains pores that can hold stains, and a thin coating forms on the enamel and picks up stains every day.

Whitening is the process where your dentist at Belfield Dental removes these stains. There are two methods for teeth whitening, take home whitening or professional in-chair whitening. Take home whitening involves your dentist making custom trays for your teeth. You can take home to apply bleaching gel to your teeth as directed by the dentist.

Professional whitening involves the use of stronger bleach applied to your teeth in the dental chair for immediate results. Belfield Dental team recommends both methods for maximum results. It is important to book an appointment to see your dentist at Belfield Dental first to prepare you for the whitening treatment.

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