Teeth whitening is the number one cosmetic dental treatment worldwide. It is a simple, safe and effective method of creating a whiter and brighter smile.
Tooth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth, but it’s not for everyone. Discuss it with Soft Touch Dental Care beforeTeeth Whitening you take action, especially if you have:
Discolored or sensitive teeth
White spots or decay on your teeth
A bridge, crown, or other dental work (especially involving front teeth)
The lifespan of whitened teeth can range from 4-12 months, depending on the type of treatment used and your consumption of food and drink that can easily stain teeth (such as blueberries, coffee, and tea).
To keep your teeth their whitest without undergoing tooth whitening treatment, practice good oral hygiene.
Types of Whiteners
If Dr Galgali agrees that you are a candidate for tooth whitening, you can choose either an over-the-counter tooth whitening kit or a Dentist-supervised treatment.
If using an over-the-counter whitening kit, choose one approved by the American Dental Association and follow the directions on its package. Store-bought kits require 7-30 days of consistent use for full effect. Individual results can vary.
Dentist-supervised treatments provide greater tooth whitening results faster than store bought kits. Two types of treatment are available:
An in-office treatment typically whitens teeth 5-10 shades within 1 hour.
A Dentist-dispensed take-home kit contains a higher concentration of whitening agent than a store-bought kit and is as easy to use. You are likely to be more satisfied with the results of a Dentist-dispensed kit than by a store-bought kit.
After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, Dr Galgali will tell you whether tooth whitening is a safe option for your smile. If the agreed-upon treatment is an in-office, Dentist-supervised treatment, your Clinician will:
Prepare your mouth by covering your lips and gums so that only your teeth are exposed
Apply a professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth
Expose your teeth to a special light for 15 minutes to help the gel penetrate and whiten your teeth
Invite you to watch TV or listen to music as you relax in the chair
Reapply the gel and light treatment three more times
Your total tooth whitening treatment time is 1 hour.
Before and After Teeth Whitening Cases
Your teeth can become discolored due to drinking coffee or tea, smoking, even medications and age. In about an hour, you can erase all of this discoloration, and walk out with a whiter, brighter, and healthier looking smile.
Here whitening was successful in fixing a very dark stain on a single tooth as well as improving the overall color of the rest of the smile.In this example, whitening was used to make a great smile even more brilliant and beautiful.