Do you feel self-conscious while interacting with others because of your stained or discolored teeth? Individuals of all ages experience tooth discoloration at some point in their lives. Teeth become dull and yellow as we get older. Also, colored food like those containing turmeric, as well as colored beverages like tea, coffee, and wine can cause stains on the teeth when consumed. Smoking habits can also be a reason for tooth discoloration. Even with maintained oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing, the staining of the teeth cannot be prevented.
Don't worry, tooth whitening has emerged as one of the most regular cosmetic treatments that can help people have a bright, beautiful smile.
If you want to whiten your teeth at home, many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available in the market. However, they are not as effective as professional teeth whitening and can often cause adverse effects on the mouth's tissues. Getting in-office teeth whitening performed by an expert dentist is always recommended instead of doing it by yourself at home. When you visit us for the whitening of your teeth, we will conduct a thorough visual examination of your teeth and mouth and determine your eligibility for the procedure. We consider factors like severity of staining, the presence of dental restorations on the teeth, cavities, gum receding, etc.
Our dentist will begin by cleaning your teeth and removing the tartar deposits from the teeth's surface. A rubber dam will be placed on the teeth to cover the gums to prevent the adverse effects of the whitening gel on the soft tissues. The whitening gel will be spread evenly on the teeth. After allowing the gel to stay on the teeth for a few minutes, it will be rinsed off, and the procedure will be repeated multiple times depending on the severity of the discoloration to achieve the desired results.
If you want to whiten your teeth quickly, laser teeth whitening is one of the most effective and highly-preferred options. The procedure also uses a whitening gel and a laser to activate it, which produces a foam filled with oxygen molecules. These oxygen molecules enter the porous structure of the enamel and bleach the coloring particles, resulting in whiter teeth. If you have a busy schedule or do not wish to spend long hours in the dental chair, you can opt for a laser whitening procedure.
Take-home Whitening Kits
If you want to whiten your teeth in the comforts of your home, we provide customized teeth whitening kits. As the first step, we will take precise digital impressions of your teeth to fabricate your customized whitening trays. We will make the tray from dental-grade plastic to fit them perfectly on your teeth. After cleaning your teeth well, you need to squeeze a small amount of the prescribed whitening gel into the trays and place them on your teeth. The trays keep the saliva away from the teeth. This helps increase the whitening procedure's effectiveness. The process may need to be repeated multiple times to get the preferred shade of white.
How Long Do Teeth Whitening Effects Last?
The effects of teeth whitening procedures typically last from six months to two years. If you take care of the teeth well and avoid tea, coffee, and other beverages such as red wine that are known to stain the teeth, the whitening results can last long.
Is the Teeth Whitening Procedure Safe?
The teeth whitening treatment is completely safe, and you can protect your tooth's enamel with the help of calcium sulfate and fluoride while undergoing the procedure. One known side effect of tooth whitening procedure is the development of tooth sensitivity in some patients. However, for most of them, sensitivity is temporary and only lasts as long as your treatment. You can opt for a toothpaste specially designed for sensitivity to manage the discomfort.
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