Dr. Richard Kofsky

Teeth whitening

 

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Dr. Richard Kofsky

Teeth whitening

Burnaby

Teeth whitening

Need Teeth Whitening? What cause Teeth Discolor?
Every day, your teeth get a thorough workout. While the top layers are made of durable enamel and dentin, they can become discolored by wine, tea, coffee, or tobacco. Even medication, antibiotics, excessive fluoride, and aging can cause stains and discoloration.

Although you will find a vast variety of over-the-counter home teeth whitening products on the market, the professional Zoom! Whitening system elicits far greater results. If you want whiter teeth, ask us about Zoom! Whitening today. First you’ll need a thorough examination so we can tell you if this is the right teeth whitening system for you.

Burnaby Teeth whitening

There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.

IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING

The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.

AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING

  • TRAY WHITENING

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

  • PAINT-ON TEETH WHITENERS

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening products is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over-the-counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth, and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult with a dental professional before use.

  • TEETH-WHITENING STRIPS

Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.

  • WHITENING TOOTHPASTE AND MOUTHWASH

The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.

IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING

The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.

AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING
TRAY WHITENING

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

PAINT-ON TEETH WHITENERS

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening products is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over-the-counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth, and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult with a dental professional before use.

TEETH-WHITENING STRIPS

Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.

WHITENING TOOTHPASTE AND MOUTHWASH

The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

Common Dental Emergency we Treat at our Bunaby Dental Clinic

MY TOOTH GOT KNOCKED OUT
  • Rinse the mouth with warm water, avoid touching the area.
  • Try to place tooth back in socket without touching the root.
  • Preserve the tooth in milk. Use a tooth preservation kit or a small plastic container or a zip lock bag.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to the Burnaby Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
CRACKED, CHIPPED, BROKEN OR FRACTURED TOOTH.
  • Immediately rinse with warm water, and clean the area.
  • Use a cold pack on your face to keep the swelling down.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to the Burnaby  Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
BROKEN JAW
  • First control the swelling. Use a cold pack.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to Our Burnaby Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
  • If it is severe, Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital immediately.
TOOTHACHE
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use the floss to remove any food struck in between the teeth.
  • If you are existing patient, and if it is after hours, Dr. Richard Kofsky can prescribe some pain medicine.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to our Burnaby  Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
LOST CROWN
  • Do your best to preserve it, even in pieces, and bring it to our office
  • Try not to chew on the side of your mouth with the damaged tooth
  • If you eat any food, rinse with warm water afterwards.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to our Burnaby Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
SITUATION IS WORSE
  • If you experience severe pain or trauma, please do not hesitate to go to your nearest hospital or emergency room immediately. If you can’t drive or nobody else is available, call 911.

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