Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to get brighter teeth and improve your smile. Although, many over-the-counter products are available, your professional dentist will provide a safe treatment in order to achieve the most desired results. Many cosmetic dentists offer both in-office and at-home treatment options, depending upon the needs of patients.
It is important for our dental surgeon to assess the condition of your teeth carefully before getting them whitened. This will ensure you do not have inflamed gums or tooth decay. Our dentist will show you on a chart of white shades that your teeth will be at the end of the treatment. He will also give an idea of how long the treatment will take.
He will then take impressions of upper and lower teeth and use them for making plastic trays that will fit your mouth. He will use them during the treatment and apply bleaching product on your teeth.
Teeth whitening is a simple procedure and the products contain one or two tooth bleaches such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These bleaches break stains into small pieces that will make the colour less concentrated and your teeth will appear brighter.
You should not brush teeth immediately before applying those whitening strips since they may cause gum irritation. If there are spots or excess gel on your teeth after removing the strips, brush immediately as doing so will not harm your teeth.
The effects of whitening will last for at least three years. However, this will differ depending on the person undergoing the treatment. The effect is less likely to last if you are addicted to smoking, eating or drinking products that cause stain to the teeth. Talk to your dentist and know if you can undergo this treatment.