Each day, our teeth experience wear and tear. Though the outer most parts are made up of durable dentin and enamel, they are likely to suffer from discoloration due to aging, stains and even medication. There is a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions thanks to modern dentistry that improve your smile’s appearance. Among the most common of these solutions is in-office teeth whitening. This solution whitens teeth up to 8 shades in one visit! Learn more below and contact us today.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Procedure
Before in-office teeth whitening is performed, a dentist will examine your teeth and record the shade of your teeth. They will then polish your teeth with a grainy material known as pumice to remove any plaque. They will then isolate the teeth and keep it dry with gauze and retractors will be used to protect lips, tongue, and cheeks from the whitening solution.
A barrier is then placed along the gum line to offer more protection. The front teeth are then coated with a whitening solution which is usually carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide that is used as the bleaching solution. After the solution has been applied, it is left for 30minutes to an hour and is occasionally reapplied to the teeth depending on the brand. It is then rinsed off the teeth once the optimum shade has been achieved and a fluoride solution is then used to reduce or ease any tooth sensitivity.
Why You Should Choose In-Office Teeth Whitening
Results are seen immediately. The treatments are done on the same day and are customized to your liking and to match your desired needs and tastes. With in-office teeth whitening, most of the patients will only need one session that will last for about 30 minutes to one hour to notice the difference. Although in-office teeth whitening is more expensive compared to over the counter whitening products, they will help you save a lot of money over a long period of time.
Reduced Tooth Sensitivity
Gum irritation and tooth sensitivity are some of the most common side effects of teeth whitening. This is due to the chemicals that come in contact with the mouth. The use of over the counter tooth whitening may lead to damage to gums and teeth or cause mouth cancer. With in-office teeth whitening, all these risks are prevented as the dentist will use the safest ingredients in the market to brighten your teeth.
Using home teeth whitening products may seem simple but in most cases, they wear off after a few weeks. They may also not produce consistent results in all the teeth. Fortunately, in-office teeth whitening uses high-quality ingredients to remove stubborn stains and discoloration that may be deep in the enamel. Each treatment is also customized and the results last up to 3 years if proper dental hygiene is practiced.
Contact Gentle Family Dental Care to learn more about in-office teeth whitening. Our friendly staff is eager to assist and answer any questions you may have. New patients are always welcome. Call 978-518-8641 or book an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you.