Dreamed of a Dazzling White Healthy Smile?

Tooth whitening process eliminates discoloration and stains on the teeth. The degree of improvement will depend upon how severely the teeth are stained or discolored as well as the nature of the stains. When teeth are brown or yellow due to coffee, tea, or smoking, stains will generally lighten more than teeth that are gray due to natural pigmentation or antibiotics use. Regardless, your teeth will be noticeably brighter after teeth whitening.

Tooth Whitening Treatments

  • Professional teeth whitening in office
  • At-home whitening system
  • Whitening toothpaste

Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening by your doctor is your best choice when you need immediate whitening results. It is a 60 to 90 minutes bleaching procedure. The dentist will apply a protective gel to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues. A special bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth in intervals of 15-20 minutes.

At-Home Whitening System
There are several products available for use at home which can either be dispensed by your doctor. They are generally teeth whitening trays or strips.

Teeth Whitening Trays
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to fabricate custom-fitted mouthguard for you that will fit your teeth precisely. You will then get bleaching gel that is placed in the mouthguard. Usage regimens vary. Some products are used twice a day for 2 weeks, while others are intended for overnight use for 1-2 weeks.

Teeth Whitening Strips
Teeth whitening strips are thin strips with a thin film of bleaching agent on one side. Whitening strip kits come with strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The strips are placed across your teeth and gently press the strips into place to insure contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for 15-20 minutes a day. The duration of treatment will vary.

Teeth whitening can have minor side-effects. Teeth can become sensitive during the period when you are using the bleaching solution. In most cases, this sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Some people also experience soft tissue irritation, either from a tray that doesn't fit properly or from solution that may come in contact with the tissues. If you have concerns about such side effects, you should discuss them with the doctor.

Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpastes help remove surface stain from your teeth through the action of mild abrasives. This can be used to maintain your whitening after your professional whitening session.

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