Teeth whitening is a simple process achieved through the use of tooth bleaches such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. The bleach acts to break down stains into smaller pieces, which decreases its colour and ultimately makes your teeth brighter. Teeth have a natural colour that varies from a shade of light grey or yellow. With age teeth naturally darken and exposure to tobacco products and certain foods and drinks can cause teeth to appear even darker.
At Stewart Baybayan Family Dentistry we offer both In- Office Bleaching and Take-Home Bleaching.
In-Office bleaching also known as chair-side bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. At Stewart Baybayan Family Dentistry we use the ZOOM 2 system for in office bleaching.
Take home bleaching kits contain peroxide whiteners that bleach the tooth enamel. The whitening agents come in a gel form and are placed in a tray that is custom fabricated specially for your teeth. At Stewart Baybayan Family Dentistry the patients receive full comprehensive instruction on how to use each bleaching kit.
Orthodontics can be used to re-align teeth. At Stewart-Baybayan Family dentistry we are happy to offer Invisalign to those patients with mild dental crowding. In cases that are more complex we would be happy to refer you to an orthodontic specialist.
Dental veneers are wafer thin shells of tooth coloured material that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. Veneers can be used to make slight alterations in position, tooth shape, size and colour. They can be custom fabricated shells of porcelain or resin composite material. Porcelain veneers can recreate the natural look of teeth by mimicking the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.