It's difficult to think of anything more alluring than a bright and white smile. However, without a little assistance, our teeth rarely remain as pearly as we'd like them to. Thankfully, the dental workplace offers that assistance.
Having your teeth whitened in a dental office is a secure, efficient method to improve the appearance of your smile. Perhaps the least expensive cosmetic dental treatment is this one. Results can vary greatly depending on the bleaching technique you select; for instance, in-office whitening can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour.
In comparison to over-the-counter whitening products, professional teeth whitening will work more quickly and better safeguard delicate gum tissues and tooth root surfaces. Before starting any whitening procedure, it's crucial to get your mouth checked out to make sure your discolored teeth aren't the product of a dental issue that needs to be treated. Please be advised that having whitening agents applied to your teeth by untrained staff in malls can be dangerous. Speak with us first if you have any concerns about which whitening technique is best for you.
Professional Whitening Methods
High-concentration bleaching gels, which are unavailable over the market, are used during professional whitening.
- In-Office Whitening
This method uses the strongest bleaching products on the market to deliver the quickest results. To guarantee your safety, a barrier of protection will first be placed over the surfaces of your gums and tooth roots. Your lips and cheeks will be kept away from your teeth by a retractor, a thin plastic device, as a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel is administered. About an hour will pass while the lubricant is left on. The effects of removing it will be evident right away.
- Take-Home Whitening
This is another efficient method of teeth whitening, though you will have more control over the process and may need to give it several weeks to see the outcomes you want. Two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays will be manufactured especially for you — one for the top teeth and one for the lower teeth — after a mold of your teeth is first taken. After adding whitening gel to the molds, you will place them over your teeth. Typically, the trays are kept inside for an hour at a time.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
You can take a number of steps to ensure that your teeth's whitening results last as long as possible, and these steps will differ from person to person. (six months to two years or even longer). First of all, keep up with your normal schedule of diligent daily brushing and flossing as well as your scheduled appointments for professional cleanings at the dentist. Avoid stain-causing meals and drinks, such as red wine, tea, and coffee. Use your newly whitened teeth as motivation to stop smoking if you do it; it's a good notion in any case! Maintaining your smile's radiance and beauty for years only requires a quick touch-up now and then, either at home or in the dentist office.