What is teeth whitening?
Whitening procedure in the dentist’s office is fast and efficient. It takes around one hour. First we need to protect the gums and then we apply the whitening gel to the teeth. The gel is activated with blue light of diverse wave lengths. This procedure allows us to lighten your teeth by several shades. If necessary, teeth whitening can also be done at home.
Can anyone whiten their teeth?
Before the whitening procedure consultation is needed. The whitening is most effective on teeth that have not been severely restored. If you have a treated tooth which is severely discolored, has a crown or extensive fillings, this tooth is not going to be whitened. Such teeth demand a different type of treatment.
Is the procedure safe?
Research and clinical studies have shown that dentist supervised whitening is safe. Carbamide peroxide in whitening gels and solutions is ph-neutral, does not damage the enamel and is approved by the FDA.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients experience increased sensitivity which is only temporary and will definitely cease several days after the procedure is completed.
How long do these results last?
Teeth will always remain lighter than they were but in some patients it is necessary to repeat the procedure after a year or two. It is important to maintain a thorough hygiene and avoid smoking as these will contribute to the final result.