Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure used to remove the stains from the surface of the teeth. If you often look at your smile in the mirror and feel you have dull or discolored teeth and need to get them shining again, teeth whitening is the perfect procedure for you. It is a non-invasive and safe treatment.
Why do teeth stain?
The most common cause of teeth staining is improper oral hygiene. The bristles of the toothbrush may not be able to reach the remote corners of the mouth or the intersection between two teeth. This is where plaque and tartar buildup is commonly seen. Some of the other causes are excessive consumption of colored foods, beverages, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc.
What are the various teeth whitening options?
At our dental practice, we will thoroughly diagnose your oral cavity and determine the best teeth whitening solution you can benefit from. Some of the prominent ones are:
Conventional teeth whitening: It is one of the simplest and most commonly preferred types of whitening. We use a whitening gel rich in Hydrogen Peroxide, which is a bleaching agent used in almost all teeth whitening products. The teeth will be cleaned thoroughly, and the gel will be applied to them. It is spread evenly to ensure the whitening is even. After a few minutes, the gel will be rinsed off, and the procedure may be repeated multiple times.
Take-home whitening trays: Patients may opt for a take-home whitening system, which consists of customized plastic trays along with a whitening gel. When you visit our dental practice, we will scan the teeth to make digital impressions of the teeth and use it to custom-fabricate whitening trays. You can take them home, squeeze a small amount of whitening gel into each compartment of the trays, and put them on. After a few minutes, you can take them off and rinse your mouth.
Laser teeth whitening: If you are looking for a quick and long-lasting solution, laser teeth whitening is the best option. We use a whitening gel that is activated by a laser of the right intensity, after which it releases oxygen molecules. These molecules penetrate the porous structure of the enamel and bleach it. The entire procedure can be completed in a short time, and the results are pretty impressive.
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