Four things You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening
If you are considering whitening your smile, here are some things that you need to know.
Your teeth are not white, and they have a yellowish hue. They darken as you get older and they become stained by the things you eat and drink.
First, you need to know that there are two whitening procedures that many dentists recommend. However, to achieve the best results, a combination of both is highly recommended. Here is a brief description of each.
- Your dentist administers this whitening procedure. The dental whitening product that your dentist uses contains active ingredients like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. The advantage of this procedure is that it is administered by a professional and usually comes with a follow-up.
- The dental whitening product used in the at-home product also contains active ingredients like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. The advantage of this whitening procedure is the at-home nature of its delivery.
Both products make the teeth’ enamel colour much lighter without the removal of any tooth structure.
The timing of each procedure (i.e., in-chair versus at-home) usually differs. For example, for the in-chair procedure, the first appointment with your dentist will create an impression of your teeth. Then, after fabricating a custom whitening tray, the second appointment will start by applying the whetning getl and using the blue light, which usually takes 1.5 hours in the office.
For in-home whitening, you will need to follow all of the instructions for the whitening product. To get satisfactory results will depend on how often you can do the in-home procedure.
- Treatment results vary on the original shade of your teeth.
- Results will last about one to two years.
- Tooth sensitivity dissipates after a few days. And your dentist can provide gels which reduce this quickly.
Whitening procedures will not work in some instances. Therefore, you need to know the possible limitations of teeth whitening.
- Whitening only lightens your existing tooth color.
- Veneering is a viable option.
- Whitening false teeth is not possible. (i.e., veneers, crowns, and dentures).
- Whitening internal stains are also not possible.
As technologies advance, teeth whitening procedures have also developed. So, talk to your dentist about advanced treatments like Phillips Zoom – Blue Light LED Technology.
There are several reasons for recommending Blue LED technology, by Phillips, for teeth whitening. Here are some of the most commonly known.
- It emits 100% more light intensification than its competitors.
- It only requires a few steps to get the best results
- Little to no sensitivity in this type of treatment. So, you do not have to be concerned about feeling teeth or gum pain.
- The treatment time for this advanced whitening technology ranges from 1.5 hours.
- Extensive training to get the best client results.
- Proven results!
Call Apple Tree Dental today if you are looking to get your teeth whitened – whether in-chair (dental) or at home (kit) or Zoom Whitening.