Choose a color that closely describes your smile. While the optimal color is white, of course, that may not be completely accurate. Teeth tend to yellow or darken as the years pass. And you may not be the only one to notice. Research indicates that people more favorably remember someone who has an attractive smile. Fortunately, there is a solution. At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer both Zoom! in-office teeth whitening and take home teeth whitening in Scarborough. No matter which option you choose, you are sure to see a smile that is dramatically white at the conclusion of your treatment. 

Why Isn’t My Smile White?

To be honest, nobody’s smile is perfectly white. Everyone’s smile is genetically programmed to have a slightly yellow, gray or brown undertone. As you get older, this tone becomes more pronounced. For most people, however, the main reason smiles discolor is because of the foods and beverages they eat. Think about what you put in your mouth everyday: a cup of coffee or tea, strawberries, blueberries, chocolate, red wine, cola and tomato sauce and more. All of these are richly colored and can leave deposits on your teeth.

The color of your teeth can also be affected by:

  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • The antibiotic tetracycline if taken at a young age
  • Radiation and chemotherapy
  • Cracks in your teeth that trap small particles of food
  • Teeth grinding, which can darken the chewing surfaces of your teeth

Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you have a special occasion on the calendar or if you’ve had enough of your stained smile and want to make a change quickly, then your Scarborough dentist will probably recommend Zoom! This whitening system used a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lift stains from deep inside your teeth. Once the Zoom! bleaching solution is applied, a special light is directed toward your teeth. The light activates and speeds the whitening process. In less than an hour, you can have a smile that is several shades whiter. 

Take Home Teeth Whitening

If you have sensitive teeth, then gradual whitening may be a better choice. In this case, we offer a take-home teeth whitening system that produces the same dramatic results as our in-office treatment. We’ll make custom fitted mouth trays for you and give you a supply of professional grade bleaching solution. Fill the trays and wear them for about 30 minutes a day for two weeks.

Contact White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening. Our office is located in Scarborough, Ontario, and free parking and convenient local transit options are available.