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  • 20 February 2018

  • Aesthetic and functional dentistry

Tooth whitening

Who doesn’t want a bright smile? It looks great and projects an image of self-confidence. It’s probably the first thing we notice in a person. Our smile is not only important, it is also very precious. Certain foods such as tobacco, red wine and coffee change the color of the teeth, which lose their luster. In addition, with age the teeth become darker. Although the color of the teeth varies from very pale gray to darker yellow, there is a treatment that can give your smile purity and shine: teeth whitening! It should be noted that teeth whitening can only be done on the enamel of natural and healthy teeth. The treatment will have no effect on veneers, composite fillings, crowns or bridges. Whitening is contraindicated during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

The use of tobacco should be avoided during the bleaching treatment, because the peroxide (contained in the bleaching agent) increases the carcinogenic risk caused by tobacco. Some patients may have temporary tooth sensitivity. These effects disappear a few days after the end of treatment. The professionals working in Lapointe Dental Centers offer you two ways to whiten your smile.

Clinic treatment

This treatment takes place at your Lapointe Dental Centre. Quick and easy, whitening is completed in a session lasting a little over an hour. The whitening product is applied on the teeth, then activated with light. A few subsequent applications of the whitening product at home will maximize the effect of the treatment.

At-home treatment

Whitening can also be done at home. Treatment involves wearing trays previously filled with bleaching gel. This can be done day or night, depending on your lifestyle. Your professional can help you choose the option that suits you best. Day treatment consists of two 30-minute applications, morning and evening. Night treatment consists of one application 4 hours minimum before bedtime. In both cases, the results are brilliant.

Touch-ups

Your smile may need an occasional touch-up. The professionals at the Lapointe Dental Centres will touch up your smile as needed to keep it at its best and brightest.

Finally, it’s important to have a smile you’re proud of. Smile is a universal language and sharing it brings us great happiness. If you have additional questions, would like to know all the options on money laundering or would like to make an appointment at one of our centers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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