The tooth can get stained and discolored due to any of the following factors:
No matter what the cause is, the end result is the same - discolored teeth that can impact the aesthetics of your smile. Thanks to the advancements in dentistry, eliminating these dental stains and getting a bright smile is now easy with teeth whitening methods.
While there is no “one size fits all” whitening procedure, there are a few common methods. These include:
If you’re looking for a quick whitening procedure, in-office whitening may be your best option. In-office teeth whitening uses a bleaching agent to lighten teeth. This type of whitening is typically performed during one visit to the dentist.
During the consultation, the dentist will assess the overall health and condition of a patient’s teeth and gums. During this time, the dentist will also listen to the patient’s specific goals for teeth whitening treatments. The dentist will make recommendations based on a patient’s goals and oral health needs.
The procedure starts with the dentist placing a protective barrier over the gums to protect the soft tissue. The bleaching agent containing highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is then applied to the teeth. This solution is left on for a specified amount of time and is rinsed off. The procedure is repeated till the desired level of teeth whitening is achieved.
The strength of the teeth whitening agent will determine how many shades lighter the teeth are after the whitening treatment. The in-office treatment is usually completed within an hour and results in teeth that are 5 to 10 shades lighter.
Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Professional whitening from your dentist provides better results and involves less risk than store-bought whitening treatments.
Here are the benefits of professional teeth whitening: