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Sumayya Shaikh
Sumayya Shaikh
20:45 25 Dec 19
My experience with Downtown Dentistry has been wonderful, especially with Dr. Reddy and his staff. I have always been greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care. I underwent several dental procedures like cleaning, fillings, gum disease treatment and tooth extraction. Dr. Reddy was very encouraging and informative throughout different procedures. He also encouraged me to get a cavity filled without any anesthesia. I would like to pass on the message to anyone reading this, when possible please consider getting cavity filled without needles and numbing. There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!
Lee Sungok
Lee Sungok
23:09 21 Nov 19
They are so nice and great. The minute I got there, I felt so cozy that I decided to get them to take care of my teeth. Especially there is a Korean doctor in the dentistry. She is decent and professional.
L Cant
L Cant
16:20 05 Nov 19
Overall, an exceptional experience with my Hygienist. Yolanda made me feel warm and welcomed as she had remembered me from past visits. She was also able to relieve my anxiety over the cleaning by creating a meaningful conversation that took my mind off of what was happening. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for a welcoming dentistry office!
Lara
Lara
16:04 31 Oct 19
Dr. Michelle Fung is the best dentist I've ever had and by far the most attentive. She's kind, encouraging, and I truly felt like my comfort was her priority. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to any kind of dental procedures so I really appreciated her approach. I learn something new about how to take better care of my teeth every time I see her, and she takes her time to answer all of my questions. Her personality actually makes me look forward to visiting the dentist, which I never thought was possible :P
Stupor Duck
Stupor Duck
12:29 24 Oct 19
I've been going to Downtown Dentistry for almost 17 years. Dr. Chan, who is my dentist, is to be commended on the highly competent staff employed there. The dental professionals and support staff are first rate. I've never had cause for complaint in all my visits. Currently I am in the process of completing the 'Invisalign' process to straighten my teeth. I have recommended Downtown Dentistry to others owing to their excellent and caring service.
Syeda A. Nikhat
Syeda A. Nikhat
01:56 18 Oct 19
I went for cleaning and check up. Eni was my hygienist who did an amazing job of cleaning my teeth. She took her time and carefully removed any plaque that was left due to braces. Throughout the cleaning she shared very useful advice and hygiene tips on protecting my teeth with braces. I left feeling very happy.
Samine Jean-Joseph
Samine Jean-Joseph
22:17 17 Oct 19
I usually get nervous when I visit the dentist, but the staff @downtown dentistry always provide more than excellent customer service. They are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very patient. The hygienist that I’ve dealt with today was amazing! She also shared additional and very interesting information. I highly recommend this place to everyone looking for top of the line service!
Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew
15:11 11 Oct 19
Had been to this clinic after moving to the city. I was skeptical initially, but this clinic is really on par with their reviews and standards. Met Dr. Reddy N.C. and I am very happy with his work. He was so good in diagnosing the issue and explain it in laymen terms. Looking forward for the treatment.
Teodora Makaji
Teodora Makaji
23:57 10 Oct 19
Dr. Fung is changing and raising the standard for all dentists out there. Absolutely goes out of her way to make sure that you’re the most comfortable and remembers all of your preferences and sensitivities. Keeps you informed about what procedure she’s doing and why and if you’re curious or have any question, she’s a book of knowledge. And what’s so rare to find- she’s just a great and fun person and shows it during each visit. She makes greatest atmosphere between her, the patient and whoever is assisting her. Could not be happier to be her patient. Clinic is super clean and friendly too!
Brain cryer
Brain cryer
16:27 08 Oct 19
Dr. Reddy has been very helpful. He is very considerate. He listened to my problem and suggested best possible treatments. He is a thorough professional and treated me with utmost care. What else do we expect from a dentist. I am going to be a regular from now for his consult. Thank you Dr. Reddy
Azad Memon
Azad Memon
20:35 04 Oct 19
I went in because I was trying to find a dentist to transfer my Invisalign case to, since I recently moved. Dr Amelia came off as competent and knowledgeable and she seemed to getting care that I was happy with the end results of my treatment. I'll definitely be considering continuing my treatment with her.
Melanie Peralta
Melanie Peralta
22:05 12 Sep 19
The administrative and dental staff are wonderful. I have been going there for the last 19 years. There expertise have helped to maintain my smile. I highly recommend them.
Elaine Ruz
Elaine Ruz
12:39 14 Aug 19
Dr. Chan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is so friendly and kind that my 3 and 6 year-old-kids finally enjoyed going to a dentist. The front desk staff and hygienists are incredibly nice and they make it very clear customer satisfaction is the number one priority for them. I highly recommend Dr. Chan and associates to all my friends and patients.
Emily English
Emily English
22:41 24 Apr 19
Great dentist! I really appreciated the treatment coordinator Marsha. She walked me through how my appointments would work and the costs and it made me feel very comfortable. The space was clean & the staff was nice. It’s a big office so they can do anything you need on the premises. I will keep going there from now on!
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Sumayya Shaikh
Sumayya Shaikh
20:45 25 Dec 19
My experience with Downtown Dentistry has been wonderful, especially with Dr. Reddy and his staff. I have always been greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care. I underwent several dental procedures like cleaning, fillings, gum disease treatment and tooth extraction. Dr. Reddy was very encouraging and informative throughout different procedures. He also encouraged me to get a cavity filled without any anesthesia. I would like to pass on the message to anyone reading this, when possible please consider getting cavity filled without needles and numbing. There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!
Lee Sungok
Lee Sungok
23:09 21 Nov 19
They are so nice and great. The minute I got there, I felt so cozy that I decided to get them to take care of my teeth. Especially there is a Korean doctor in the dentistry. She is decent and professional.
L Cant
L Cant
16:20 05 Nov 19
Overall, an exceptional experience with my Hygienist. Yolanda made me feel warm and welcomed as she had remembered me from past visits. She was also able to relieve my anxiety over the cleaning by creating a meaningful conversation that took my mind off of what was happening. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for a welcoming dentistry office!
Lara
Lara
16:04 31 Oct 19
Dr. Michelle Fung is the best dentist I've ever had and by far the most attentive. She's kind, encouraging, and I truly felt like my comfort was her priority. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to any kind of dental procedures so I really appreciated her approach. I learn something new about how to take better care of my teeth every time I see her, and she takes her time to answer all of my questions. Her personality actually makes me look forward to visiting the dentist, which I never thought was possible :P
Stupor Duck
Stupor Duck
12:29 24 Oct 19
I've been going to Downtown Dentistry for almost 17 years. Dr. Chan, who is my dentist, is to be commended on the highly competent staff employed there. The dental professionals and support staff are first rate. I've never had cause for complaint in all my visits. Currently I am in the process of completing the 'Invisalign' process to straighten my teeth. I have recommended Downtown Dentistry to others owing to their excellent and caring service.
Syeda A. Nikhat
Syeda A. Nikhat
01:56 18 Oct 19
I went for cleaning and check up. Eni was my hygienist who did an amazing job of cleaning my teeth. She took her time and carefully removed any plaque that was left due to braces. Throughout the cleaning she shared very useful advice and hygiene tips on protecting my teeth with braces. I left feeling very happy.
Samine Jean-Joseph
Samine Jean-Joseph
22:17 17 Oct 19
I usually get nervous when I visit the dentist, but the staff @downtown dentistry always provide more than excellent customer service. They are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very patient. The hygienist that I’ve dealt with today was amazing! She also shared additional and very interesting information. I highly recommend this place to everyone looking for top of the line service!
Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew
15:11 11 Oct 19
Had been to this clinic after moving to the city. I was skeptical initially, but this clinic is really on par with their reviews and standards. Met Dr. Reddy N.C. and I am very happy with his work. He was so good in diagnosing the issue and explain it in laymen terms. Looking forward for the treatment.
Teodora Makaji
Teodora Makaji
23:57 10 Oct 19
Dr. Fung is changing and raising the standard for all dentists out there. Absolutely goes out of her way to make sure that you’re the most comfortable and remembers all of your preferences and sensitivities. Keeps you informed about what procedure she’s doing and why and if you’re curious or have any question, she’s a book of knowledge. And what’s so rare to find- she’s just a great and fun person and shows it during each visit. She makes greatest atmosphere between her, the patient and whoever is assisting her. Could not be happier to be her patient. Clinic is super clean and friendly too!
Brain cryer
Brain cryer
16:27 08 Oct 19
Dr. Reddy has been very helpful. He is very considerate. He listened to my problem and suggested best possible treatments. He is a thorough professional and treated me with utmost care. What else do we expect from a dentist. I am going to be a regular from now for his consult. Thank you Dr. Reddy
Azad Memon
Azad Memon
20:35 04 Oct 19
I went in because I was trying to find a dentist to transfer my Invisalign case to, since I recently moved. Dr Amelia came off as competent and knowledgeable and she seemed to getting care that I was happy with the end results of my treatment. I'll definitely be considering continuing my treatment with her.
Melanie Peralta
Melanie Peralta
22:05 12 Sep 19
The administrative and dental staff are wonderful. I have been going there for the last 19 years. There expertise have helped to maintain my smile. I highly recommend them.
Elaine Ruz
Elaine Ruz
12:39 14 Aug 19
Dr. Chan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is so friendly and kind that my 3 and 6 year-old-kids finally enjoyed going to a dentist. The front desk staff and hygienists are incredibly nice and they make it very clear customer satisfaction is the number one priority for them. I highly recommend Dr. Chan and associates to all my friends and patients.
Emily English
Emily English
22:41 24 Apr 19
Great dentist! I really appreciated the treatment coordinator Marsha. She walked me through how my appointments would work and the costs and it made me feel very comfortable. The space was clean & the staff was nice. It’s a big office so they can do anything you need on the premises. I will keep going there from now on!
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Sometimes a gleaming smile is the only accessory you need to look beautiful. A bright grin and perfectly aligned teeth make your personality more attractive. But the white spots on teeth or tooth discoloration can snatch your beaming smile.

However, brighter and whiter teeth are achievable with a variety of instant teeth whitening options. The readily available treatments make you wear a shiny, beautiful smile. Your dentists have the best teeth whitening solutions for you.

Causes of tooth discoloration

Stained teeth can shake your confidence and become a source of embarrassment. Often, people with discolored teeth barely smile. They are afraid to show their yellow teeth and the unwanted attention that follows. You cannot fix a problem unless you know the root cause. Similarly, it is important to understand why teeth lose their natural shine, before looking at the treatment options.

Periodontal diseases

Periodontal disease is one of the leading factors that can cause your teeth to lose their shine. More than 50% of adults deal with some gum diseases. Gum disease stems from gingivitis.

When the food particles remain trapped in your teeth, they cause plaque buildup, which eventually solidifies into tartar. In gingivitis, your gums get irritated and bleed often. The plaque buildup infects the gum line, causing redness and swelling. However, prompt treatment can reduce the risk of irreversible damage.

When the infection spreads to the teeth bone, ligaments, and gums, it takes the form of periodontal disease. The bacterial infection pulls the gum and bone away from the tooth. It also causes the enamel to erode, thereby exposing your tooth dentin.

Highly-pigmented foods and tobacco

Highly pigmented food and drinks, such as berries and red wine, can leave yellow or brown spots on your teeth. However, you can get rid of these unattractive marks with proper oral hygiene.

Besides, tobacco smoking and aging also cause tooth discoloration or stained teeth. As you age, your tooth enamel gets worn away. Enamel erosion exposes the underneath layer, the yellow bony tissue, commonly known as dentin.

Instant teeth whitening: What are your options?

Teeth whitening treatments can help you get rid of those brown or yellow spots on the teeth. The purpose of the various teeth whitening techniques is to help you achieve a flawless smile. 

Time is an important factor when it comes to teeth whitening procedures. It all depends on how fast you want the results to appear. Based on how much time you have, you can receive an in-office teeth-whitening treatment, at-home treatment, and even use over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

If you want instant teeth whitening, then it is better to visit your dentist and receive an in-office treatment. The dentist examines your teeth color and evaluates your oral health. After examination, the dentist recommends the best teeth whitening option for you.

In-office teeth whitening

For instant results, your dentist may recommend an in-office procedure, i.e., treatment within the dental office. In-office treatment is the best teeth whitening treatment for people with:

  • Dental veneers placed over their teeth
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Stains or marks in the deeper tooth layers

The teeth whitening process

1. Preparation

For the best results, a dental hygienist cleans your teeth before the procedure. The dentist begins the process and applies a base layer gel over your gums to protect them from teeth whiteners. Some dentists also use a dental dam, i.e., a rubber-like shield for gums.

2. Whitening gel treatment

Once you are ready for the procedure, your dentist applies a bleaching or whitening gel to your teeth surface. The dentist leaves the gel on your teeth for 15 minutes to let it do its work. Usually, dentists use hydrogen peroxide as the bleaching agent.

The dentist applies the bleaching gel on your eight front teeth. He also uses a special light on the bleach to activate the oxygen for a better whitening effect. In the last step, your dentist removes the gel from your teeth.

3. Teeth-whitening kits for aftercare

Your dentist will give some at-home whitening products or a teeth-whitening kit to maintain your bright smile.

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Dentist-prescribed at-home teeth whitening

If your teeth retain their natural shine completely or the stains are less noticeable, your dentist can recommend in-home treatments. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth to get custom whitening trays made for you.

Dentists usually recommend wearing the tray for a couple of hours a day or every night up to four weeks. Depending on the degree of your tooth discoloration, you might have to wear the tray for even longer period.

Over-the-counter products

Over-the-counter products also make your teeth whiter and brighter. However, it’s important to consult your dentist for the right teeth-whitening techniques. Also, follow the product’s instructions before using it on your teeth. Some of the best teeth-whitening OTC products include:

  • Whitening rinses that prevent plaque and tartar buildup
  • Teeth-whitening strips coated with whitening gel – you have to apply the strip on your teeth for two hours once a day.
  • Some toothpastes also help to remove stains from the tooth surface

Who can have teeth whitening treatments?

You can transform your smile with teeth whitening treatments if you have mild to moderate tooth discoloration. Healthy teeth without fillings make you an ideal candidate to receive the teeth whitening treatment.

However, teeth whitening treatment is not a good option under certain circumstances. Discuss the other options with the dentist if you are.

  • Pregnant or a lactating mom
  • Under the age of 16
  • Allergic to teeth bleaching or whitening agents

In addition, if you have cavities, periodontal disease, or increased dentin hypersensitivity then it is better to consider other teeth whitening techniques.

People with restorations, such as implants or crowns can go for teeth whitening treatments. However, your dentist can also recommend other treatments to lighten the shade of your teeth.

Final Words

While over-the-counter products are inexpensive, they do not guarantee the safety or the required result. However, you can get pearly white teeth with in-home teeth whitening procedure. Contact your Toronto dentist today for a stainless gleaming smile.

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