An increasingly popular treatment for restoring the sparkle to your smile, professional teeth whitening is a quick, effective and safe procedure.
We only use a top rated materials that are strong enough to whiten your teeth, yet will not damage or weaken them. Results can be dramatic, yet may vary from person to person, due to factors such as tooth density, tooth porosity and lifestyle habits.
There are many reasons why teeth can become discolored. The major reasons are:
- Tooth decay, old silver fillings and tarter can cause discoloration
- Diet - drinking tea, coffee, red wine or other food and drink with strong colorings.
- Age - as people grow older, their teeth may become darker naturally.
- Smoking can cause yellowing of the teeth in addition to the brown tobacco stain.
- Medication or diseases can cause staining. Tetracycline antibiotic will cause a
distinct discoloration if given - to a child whose adult teeth are still developing.
- Trauma to the teeth can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels of
the injured teeth, which will become darker, even several years after the trauma.
Professional at home Whitening: It involves custom-made bleaching trays and syringes containing a safe bleaching gel. Teeth bleaching gels for home use are usually of thick viscosity, pleasant-tasting, and contain carbamide peroxide at different concentrations.
Teeth whitening involves two short office visits. The first one is for taking impressions for the custom-fabricated trays and the second one to pick up the trays and the bleaching agent.
One needs to wear the gel-containing trays only 1 -2 hours for a few days. Some patients may experience some sensitivity which usually diminishes during the course of treatment. In case of increased sensitivity, one should stop using the whitening gel for up to two weeks and start to use fluoride treatment like Gel-Kam to strengthen the enamel and reduce the sensitivity.
At home Whitening has no influence on the enamel wear rate. Carbamide peroxide does not damage surfaces of existing fillings. However, remember that fillings and crowns do not bleach.
In severe cases of dental staining, such as tetracycline stains, even a combination of power bleaching and professional teeth bleaching at home may not yield desirable results.