Teeth Whitening – Creating a Brighter, Whiter Smile

Have you ever considered teeth whitening procedures or home remedies? If your teeth are yellow or discolored because of improper care, taking specific medication (such as tetracycline before age 10), dental disorders, the use of silver fillings or the issue of genetic predisposition, tooth whitening procedures might be the best option for you.

At Dentique Dental Spa we offer cosmetic dental services and smile makeover procedures and cosmetic dental services such as Zoom in chair teeth whitening that can brighten your smile.

How Does Tooth Whitening Work?

The process can vary depending on the types of procedures that you prefer, however, it all boils down to two basic types of tooth whitening that can be used successfully: intrinsic and extrinsic procedures.

Intrinsic whitening is based on chemistry, and it involves whitening the inner part of your tooth, which in turn, will be reflected through your enamel. What happens is that your enamel will act somewhat like a prism, showing how easy it is to alter your teeth color without a need for veneers or other procedures that could damage the enamel.

Extrinsic whitening addresses the enamel directly, and is most efficient when the problem is there. If the enamel itself has been stained by tobacco, coffee, alcohol or other damaging substances, then an extrinsic procedure is your best choice.

Home Whitening Kits vs. In Chair Teeth Whitening

Getting a professional teeth whitening kit might be a good idea as a temporary, fast solution, however in chair whitening procedures such as Zoom can provide added quality and flexibility, as well as a wider array of colors and shades you can choose from. In chair teeth whitening also offer longer lasting results, and is still be quite affordable. To learn more about the differences between in-chair whitening and home teeth whitening visit our blog

Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will whitening erase all damage and stains?

A: Teeth whitening procedures can do a great job, however, success ensues the more care you took of your teeth throughout your past.

Q: Can other dental problems affect tooth whitening?

A: Yes. Normally, we will aim to fix cavities or damaged teeth before trying to whiten your teeth.

Q: What are the risks or side effects?

A: Whitening can have a strong negative impact on unborn babies because of the chemical sued as part of the materials, so pregnant women are advised to avoid it until after the delivery.

Q: Can you help me whiten my teeth at home?

A: We can provide you with the materials and the instructions you need for whitening your teeth. However, whether or not the teeth whitening process works will be up to you, so make sure you follow our instructions to the letter.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Furlan, call our office or use our online appointment request form.