As young children, all of our teeth are white, and our smiles sparkle. Over the years, however, we eat colored foods, we drink coffee and tea, or smoke cigarettes and stains build up in our teeth. Regular tooth cleaning and flossing can remove some of these stains, on the surface of the teeth, but other stains are deeper, in the structure of the teeth. These stains require laser teeth whitening to remove them. The whitening formula from the whitening gels penetrates into the teeth through the dentin tubes. It is activated by the cold light, and as the oxygen molecules rapidly break down, powerful chemical processes destroy stains deep in the teeth, wiping away dark compounds that conventional cleanings cannot touch.

The BEYOND Laser Teeth Whitening Accelerator is one of the most popular tooth whitening systems in the world. It has been used safely by millions of patients. The teeth whitening lamp manufactured by Beyond and used here at White Smile Clinic contains the most advanced filtering system in the industry, removing all harmful UV and infrared light. Our “cold light” used together with our specially formulated teeth whitening gel pretty much eliminates sensitivity. The BEYOND procedure is the quickest, gentlest, most effective way to wipe years of stains off your teeth. It only takes about an hour to dazzle your friends and colleagues with your sparkling white smile!

TIPS AND INTERESTING FACTS

What is the correct way to floss my teeth? Using 12-18 inches of dental floss, hold a one-inch length between thumbs and forefingers of both hands. Gently slide the floss between your teeth, being careful not to “snap” the floss down between the teeth: snapping can cause gum damage. Once the floss is between your teeth, gently scrape it up and down against the side of each tooth to clean off plaque and debris. Repeat the process for all your teeth. Don’t forget to floss the back sides of your back teeth.

Why is fluoride important? Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Without fluoride treatment, a tooth’s surface consists of tightly-packed hollow enamel rods that are susceptible to decay. Fluoride treatment fills in the hollow rods and strengthens the enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. It can even repair small, early cavities that haven’t penetrated all the way through the enamel surfaces of your teeth.

How does the food you eat cause tooth decay? When you eat, food passes through your mouth and meets germs, or bacteria, that live there. You may have heard your dentist talk about plaque. Plaque is a sticky film bacteria. These bacteria love sugars and starches found in many foods. When you don’t clean your teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugars and starches to produce acids that can destroy the hard surface of the tooth, called enamel. After a while, tooth decay occurs. So remember, brushing after every meal helps remove plaque and decreases the chances for you to develop tooth decay