There are two main methods of whitening teeth: home and office bleachings. Home bleaching is a safe and effective way to whiten the colour of one’s teeth. First, a mold of the teeth is taken to create bleaching trays that custom-fit into the mouth. The trays are then inserted into the patient’s mouth, usually for 30-45 minutes or overnight, depending on the desired degree of whiteness. Most treatment takes two weeks, but more time may be required in the event of severely stained or discoloured teeth.
Another option for bleaching is office bleaching.
Whitening can get your smile looking its best. You should look for a whitening procedure that is:
How long does Home take?
The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by as little as 45 minutes of bleaching. (A proper cleaning is recommended prior to the actual whitening session.)
How does the System work?
Light Activated Whitening Gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching coloured substances while the structure of the tooth is left unchanged. Light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of a lamp increases the effectiveness of the gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.
What will happen to me during the in-Office procedure?
During the procedure, patients can comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups. Weekender or Nite White gel. These are professional formula products specifically designed to keep your teeth their brightest. They are only available through your dental professional.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
Yes, more people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. Chairside Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before to get the teeth you want.
Who can whiten their teeth?
Almost anyone can whiten their teeth, however, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if teeth-whitening is right for you with a comprehensive oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Teeth-whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
What causes tooth discolouration?
There are many causes. The most common factors include aging and the consumption of substances such as coffee, tea, cola, tobacco, red wine and the like. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discolouration.
Are there any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. Light generates a small degree of heat, which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations can be experienced immediately after the procedure but always quickly dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.
The Next Step
The next step is to arrange a private consultation with one of the INTERDENTAL associated clinics and offices in Paris, London, Rotterdam or our facility in Izmir. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.