Teeth Whitening: The instant makeover to a dazzling smile
“Some Important facts about the process of teeth whitening”
Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Whitening is a process that involves placing a whitening solution in contact with the teeth causing oxidation of stains on the surface of the teeth as well as whitening the color underlying the outer enamel surface.
Factors causing teeth staining
Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, including the effects of age, certain foods and drinks, smoking and medication
How teeth whitening works
The color of teeth comes from the dentin, a highly calcified substance underneath the enamel cover on the surface of the teeth. The bleach in teeth whiteners go through the enamel surface and bleaches the dentin. It also eliminates stains on the enamel surfaces
At-Home whitening: Comfortable thin plastic customized trays are fabricated by the dentist and dispensed to you with a whitening gel. The ideal procedure is to use the trays with gel for 2 one half hour sessions each day until your teeth are as white as you would like or as white as they can get. At-home whitening takes from 1-3 weeks, depending on the initial shade of teeth and length of time the trays are worn
Zoom in-office whitening: The Zoom system uses a whitening gel and a special light to speed up the whitening process. For the most effective results it requires a 1 to 2 hours visit. During this time you have the option of watching a DVD or listening to music while the whitening process goes on.
How white can your teeth get
The Zoom bleaching system usually makes teeth 6 – 10 shades whiter; therefore within an hour or two, the resultant change in shade is quite dramatic.
How long does whitening last
With the support of a healthy lifestyle & maintenance bleaching, your bright smile can last up to several years, after which you may need to do a touch up. Touch up usually requires a day or two of tray whitening.
The “Smile” is the most captivating feature of human expressions & therefore the best way you can face & embrace the world is by wearing your brightest smile. Cosmetic Dentistry reinstates this spirit & teeth whitening facilitate this makeover by giving you a dazzling smile