TOOTH WHITENING
 

Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.

Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.

IN OFFICE TOOTH WHITENING
It is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. If you're looking for a fast way to dramatically whiten your teeth, Chair Side Whitening System may be the answer for you.

In just 60 minutes, this safe and effective system can give you the instant results you've been wanting – an average of 6-8 shades lighter teeth ! A specially designed Whitening Gel gently breaks down stains on your teeth to put the sparkle back in your smile!
 
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. Over time, teeth naturally become darker and stained. In addition to natural aging, there are other factors like:   Smoking ,Some food and drinks such as: coffee & tea , Some prescription and over the counter drugs such as: (Tetracycline & Iron) may also discolor your teeth!  However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure.
 
How long does tooth whitening take?
The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period (cleaning and polishing) followed as little as by 60 minutes of bleaching.
 
Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Any tooth whitening product is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
 
What will I experience during the Procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
 
Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone.
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How does In Office tooth whitening system work?
The light activated whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching occurs .
 
HOME TEETH BLEACHING TREATMENT
During the first visit, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth after making sure your teeth are free of plaque and tarter. From this impression a custom mouth tray is made specifically for your mouth. On your second visit your dentist will show you how to apply the gel to the bleaching tray and place it into your mouth.

The amount of time you must wear your bleaching trays depends on how badly your teeth are stained, as well as the concentration of the bleaching gel used. This process can vary from a few minutes to a few hours. As an example, many brands are applied twice a day for 1-2 hours over a 2 week period.
 
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Home whitening can last anywhere from a few months to a few years and the degree of whitening changes form one person to another. This in part depends on the original condition of your teeth, specifically how stained they were, as well as the strength of the bleaching gel used. Also, in large part it depends on your eating, drinking and smoking habits, as no teeth whitening solution will result in a permanent color change of your teeth and it won't prevent future staining.
 
What Are The Risks Associated With Teeth Bleaching?
There are some minor risks associated with home whitening systems. The most common side effect is teeth sensitivity. Teeth sensitivity is generally mild and will subside most of the time once the treatment is completed. If you feel severe sensitivity you should wear the mouth tray for shorter periods of time. Gum irritation or discoloration of the gum is another possible side effect of the home whitening procedure. This is mainly due to over loading the mouth tray. Simply reducing the process for a few days should help your gums feel and look normal again.
 
Fluoride And Teeth Sensitivity
Brushing your teeth with highly concentrated fluoride toothpaste or desensitizing toothpaste, will also help reduce the discomfort. Your dentist can also prescribe a fluoride gel that can be used in your bleaching tray which also should help reduce the sensitivity.
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