Our Kenora dentists offer at-home teeth whitening kits at Lake of the Woods Dental Health Centre.
At-home teeth whitening kits consist of a custom dental tray designed to comfortably fit over your teeth and a specially formulated whitening solution that will safely and gently remove stains and dullness, leaving you with a whiter and brighter-looking smile.
Your at-home whitening procedure will require several applications, done over a period of time in the comfort of your own home.
The number of applications and the strength of the whitening gel will depend on the current colour of your teeth, and on your desired results.
Over the course of time, your teeth may become discoloured for a variety of reasons, including:
Some of the most common culprits of teeth staining include coffee, tea and red wine. Each of those liquids contains chromogens that cling to the surface of your teeth, causing discoloration.
If you use tobacco products, the chemicals in tobacco may turn the surface of your teeth into a yellow colour.
As you age, the outer layer of your tooth (the enamel) becomes thinner, exposing the inner layer called dentin, which has more of a yellow colour.
If any of your teeth have experienced trauma due to injury, your tooth may react by laying down more dentin, causing discolouration.
If you take certain antihistamines, antipsychotics or high blood pressure medications, tooth darkening can be a side effect.