The most common causes of tooth discoloration are
beverages such as coffee, soda and wine, tobacco products such as cigarettes,
medicines used against certain medical conditions such as asthma and high blood
pressure. In addition, poor oral hygiene and excessive fluoride exposure are
among the causes of yellow teeth. There are several treatment options to
consider for those who decide to invest in a whiter, brighter smile. Among
these, one of the most satisfactory and preferred solutions is professional teeth
whitening. Professional teeth whitening is done at the dentist's office and
involves direct application of a bleaching agent to the teeth. Special lights
or lasers can also be used to improve whitening performance. Depending on the
degree of discoloration of the teeth, the treatment may include one or more
sessions ranging from about 30 minutes to one hour.
Who Is This For?
30 minutes - 1 hour
Potential Risks & Side Effects
No recovery period is necessary after teeth whitening. Normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment.
Success Rate: 95%
How Does it Work?
As you grow older, your teeth naturally darkens –but teeth staining can also be caused by smoking, the drinks and the food you eat. There are several teeth whitening options available today, but the most effective one is the dental teeth whitening treatment.
What Does a Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes per-session to complete –of course, this depends on the technique used. In most cases, you will have to 3 sessions on different days. But this varies from one patient to the other, and it depends on the severity of the stains and desired whiteness.
We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have this procedure:
1. Inserting the cheek retractor
Your dentist will insert a cheek retractor into your mouth to pull the lips and cheeks back. This is not painful, and it makes it easy for your dentist to access your teeth.
2. Applying the protection solution to gums
To protect the gums from the bleaching agent, the dentist will apply a hardening resin.
3. Applying the bleaching gel
After the protection solution is applied, your dentist will apply the bleaching gel to your teeth. The gel will be left untouched for 15 to 30 minutes so that it settles well on all of your teeth.
4. Cleaning the gel from the teeth
When the dentist is satisfied that the bleaching gel has settled in well, he/she will clean the bleaching gel from your teeth. Another fresh gel will be applied and given 15 to 30 minutes to settle.
5. Using the UV or LED light
To accelerate and enhance the whitening process, the dentist will use an ultraviolet or led light when the gel is still on your teeth.
6. Checking up the teeth
Your dentist will check the teeth after each gel application to understand how many applications you will need. Some patients may require more than three gel applications.
7. After the applying last gel
After applying the last gel, your dentist will remove check retractor. Your mouth will then be washed and the color difference will be measured.
What Should I Expect After the Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?
Things You Should Do Before Teeth Whitening Procedure
Is Teeth Whitening Painful?
There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Teeth Whitening Results Permanent?
Teeth whitening can last from a few months to up to 3 years depending on the person's eating/consumption habits and motivation for following the aftercare instructions to keep the teeth white.
Can Dental Restorations Be Whitened?
Dental crowns and porcelain veneers cannot benefit from the teeth whitening as natural teeth can.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.