3rd South Dental

Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening

If you are thinking about having your teeth whitened, look no further than 3rd South Dental. We offer a variety of cosmetic options to brighten, whiten, and restore your smile.

Discolouration is natural

Your teeth can become discoloured for a variety of reasons, including age, bad diet and stains made by coffee, tobacco and even specific alcoholic beverages. You may what to consider teeth whitening to get rid of these stains or any discolouration and return your teeth to a natural shade or to whiten your teeth for a more aesthetic appeal beyond your natural shade. Regardless of the reason, our dentists have a treatment for you.

One treatment does not fit all

There are two types of teeth whitening, one intrinsic and the other extrinsic. Intrinsic whitening targets the interior pulp of the tooth, which lies at the very middle of your tooth and is connected to your roots. Your pulp could have been discoloured due to age, genetics, bleeding in the tooth, infection or decay. Extrinsic whitening deals with the various above mentioned stains that discolor your teeth.

Intrinsic methods of teeth whitening include bleaching or using whitening gel to penetrate the tooth and whiten its pulp. The whitened pulp then shines through the enamel on the outside of your tooth, making your teeth appear whiter. Extrinsic methods include cleanings, polishing and tooth whitening toothpaste to get rid of stains and whiten the enamel.

What to do

It is important to identify what type of teeth whitening you require, as no amount of extrinsic whitening will solve an intrinsic problem; and intrinsic whitening may not give the desired results or may not be necessary for an extrinsic problem.

If you are looking for a brighter smile, are dealing with tough stains or wish to restore your smile to its former glory, give us a call, and we will have a treatment for you.

Make an appointment with us today!