What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a teeth bleaching process that lightens discoloration of the tooth enamel and dentin.
How Long Does In-Office Whitening Take?
The complete procedure takes just over an hour for most patients. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by as little as by 60 minutes of whitening. A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual teeth whitening session.
How Does the In-Office System Work?
The light activated gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
What Will I Experience During the In-Office Procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Do Many People Whiten Their Teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Chair-side Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Who May Benefit from Teeth Whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Yes. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.