If you’re looking for the fastest way to whiten your teeth and lift surface stains, you may want to consider in-office Tooth Whitening. In-office Tooth Whitening is the process of a whitening product being applied directly to the teeth. These types of products can be used with a various combination of led lights, lasers, or heat. The patient can see whiter and brighter results in just one 30 to 60-minute-long treatment. However, to get the best results possible, you must continue visiting your dentist. Although, with just one treatment the results are rather dramatic. In addition, it is important to know that this type of Tooth Whitening is one of the most expensive processes.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent option and may just lift stains for a period of time. If you are going to eat and drink foods that may cause staining, such as tea and coffee, you can expect your white smile to begin to fade in as little as one month. However, if you are able to avoid those types of foods and beverages you may be able to wait one year before you need another treatment or touch up.
Typical results of the whitening are going to vary between every individual as well as the condition of the teeth, the amount of staining, as well as the type of system that is used.
While getting a white smile with your own methods may be less expensive, you may not get the same type of results as you would at a dental centre. Let’s look at a few of the various differences between the methods.
One of the major differences that over-the-counter products as well as dentist supervised at home products is the fact that they typically contain a lower strength bleaching agent as well as up to a 22% Carbamide Peroxide content, which breaks down to about 3% hydrogen peroxide. Whereas in-house products that are applied in a dental centre contain hydrogen peroxide range and in amounts from 15% to 43%.
When a dentist supervised at-home bleaching product is used, such as a whitening tray, an impression of your teeth is made by the dentist and the mouthpiece is customized to fit your teeth exactly. This type of customization is going to allow for the maximum contact between a whitening gel and the teeth. In addition, the use of an custom made tray is going to minimize the contact the gel has with the gum tissue.
It is true that over-the-counter whitening products do contain a mouthpiece tray however they use a “one-size-fits-all” approach and the fitting is not going to be exact. Due to this fact, these types of trays can irritate the soft tissue and gums by allowing the whitening gel to seep into the tissue. When the procedure is applied, the bleaching agent will be applied directly to the teeth.
When you go in for a professional teeth whitening, a dentist will apply either a whitening gel to the gum tissue or use a rubber shield prior to treatment in an effort to protect the oral cavities and gums from the effects of the bleaching. When dealing with over-the-counter products or a take home kit, they simply cannot provide these added benefits.
To get whitened teeth, your dentist will perform an oral exam and look at your complete medical history, this is done to ensure that bleaching is the right course of treatment based on the stains (from tea or coffee) as well as restorations. At this point, the dentist will also make sure to check for any need for root canals, dental crowns, dental implants, as well as your overall oral health. The dentist will then be able to match the type of teeth bleaching with the stain to safely and effectively provide a treatment in an effort to begin removing stains.
Once the procedure has been done, your dental care professional will likely follow up with you on a couple of occasions to answer any questions you may have as well as ensure that the trays fit your mouth properly, check for any signs of gum irritation as well as see that the procedure is working, giving you a whiter and brighter smile. When you use over-the-counter bleaching products, you must make these judgements on your own.
Patients who have teeth with worn enamel or general gum disease are usually not encouraged to undergo a teeth whitening process. In addition, any cavities will need to be treated before a whitening procedure is begun. This is due to the fact that the whitening solutions will penetrate into the existing decay as well as the inner areas the tooth which may cause pain and sensitivity. Additionally, whitening agents are not able to work on exposed to roots due to the fact that they do not have an enamel layer.
Any type of resin composite materials or choose coloured fillings that have been used in prior restorations will not be able to be whitened. Due to this fact, when you use a whitening agent on teeth that include restorations you will not have an even whitening. If possible, a whitening treatment should be done before the placement of any restorations.
Individuals that have numerous restorations or sensitive teeth and do not want an uneven whitening to their teeth may consider veneers, bonding or crowns as opposed to a teeth whitening system. Chagger Dental offers many different forms of cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to determine which whitening treatment is the best strategy for you.