The appearance of a white smile speaks volumes about a person’s level of confidence. In fact, bright pearly whites have been known to help in a variety of social affairs and business interactions. So, with all of the positive benefits that people with white smiles already posses, what’s stopping you from getting yours today?
These days, there are many ways to achieve a whiter, healthier looking smile. Professional teeth whitening costs can be minimal when compared to more complex treatment with porcelain restorations. Even people with sensitive teeth can take advantage of laser tooth whitening for a smile that dazzles. Many patients prefer tooth whitening to the take-home professional teeth whitening trays on the market. And, while costs for teeth whitening technology are usually more expensive, the instantaneous advantage of one-hour whitening is hard to resist
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This section offers information including:
- In-office teeth whitening Procedure
- Sensitive Teeth and Laser Tooth Whitening
- Candidates For In-Office Teeth Whitening
- Risk on Teeth Whitening:
- Are there any side effects of In-Office Teeth Whitening?
- Is In-Office Teeth whitening safe?
- Post-whitening care instructions
- Guarantees? What are realistic expectations?
- How long will tooth whitening last?
Once this has been accomplished, its followed with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums and peroxide based gel is applied to the teeth. This gel contains a professional strength formula that ensures the laser accomplishes the maximum possible amount of teeth whitening.
Next, a special light is used to activate the gel. The process usually takes more than an hour for a full session of ZOOM or equivalent of 3 x 20 minutes per session or application, and whitens teeth by as many as 10 shades.
In extreme cases, the laser teeth whitening procedure may need to be repeated to address deep stains caused by medications such as tetracycline.
Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after procedure.
Sensitive Teeth and Laser Tooth Whitening
One of the major side effects of tooth whitening is that it can increase the sensitivity of your teeth so it is advisable to avoid very hot and also very cold drinks or food shortly after your treatment.
Even if you are one of the many people who have sensitive teeth, professional teeth whitening is still an option for a brighter smile. The tooth whitening process is usually accomplished in a single visit, reducing the need for repeated uses of the bleaching gel. This provides a great solution for people with sensitive teeth, and those who want instantaneous results.
Candidates For In-Office Teeth Whitening
Most people are potential candidates for the whitening procedure. However, there are a few exceptions: It is not advisable to undertake whitening procedures under these circumstances
Age and pregnancy issues. Here whitening is not available for those under 16 years of age as the nerve of the teeth is large at this stage of life. It could render the nerve more sensitive or cause irritation. Pregnant or lactating women are also not advised to use this method.
Sensitive teeth and allergies. Those having sensitive teeth or gums, with receding or defective repairs need to see their dentist before engaging a whitening process. Allergies to peroxide will definitely not be favoured with a bleaching product
Gum disease, damaged teeth, cavities, and exposed roots. People with damaged teeth or worn enamel are not advised to use any bleaching method. A bleaching agent might enter any cavity and cause an inside damage. Hence it is necessary to treat such defects before launching into a whitening session. Bleaching does not work on roots also since they do not have the enamel layer on which bleaching acts.
Fillings, crowns and restored portions. Dental restorations sometimes make use of colored fillings or resin based products (crowns, veneers, bridges) and these do not whiten with bleaching. So an unequal whitening pattern may appear if bleaching is applied under these conditions. It is better to proceed with whitening before attempting any restoration exercise on the teeth. Best on your individual needs, we will advise on the method of treatment applicable in such cases, and confirming whether any importance is to be given to the bleaching or restoration exercise first.
Those expecting dramatic happenings may be disappointed with results below their expectations. People using harmful products like tobacco and wine need to be aware that the result may not stay for longer periods if they do not avoid such products. A more balanced expectation taking into consideration one's own lifestyle and hygiene pattern would give a more objective approach to the results' appreciation. A good standard indication is comparison of color of your teeth should be a little whiter than that of your eyes.
Heavily stained teeth. A light yellowish tint will definitely disappear under bleaching; less effective results would appear on brown tinted ones where as grayish or purple stained ones may not reveal any effect. Certain blue-gray stains which, are normally caused by tetracycline take even more time to whiten and require around 6 month of intensive care at the dentist's. Darker stains may be appropriately treated by other methods, for example: veneers, crowns, bonding.
Risk on In-Office Teeth Whitening
Peroxide solutions have been used for many years as antiseptics in the mouth. They are also widely used for their teeth-whitening effects.
If tooth sensitivity develops, fluoride home care gel may be recommended for reducing sensitivity. If sensitivity persists-for more than 12 hours or is severe, please contact our office.
The whitening procedure can cause temporary inflammation and white spots on your gums or lips. This should resolve itself within 12 hours. If it persists. Please contact our office.
If you have teeth sensitivity, fillings that are breaking down, decay in your teeth, erosions of the teeth, or exposed root surfaces due to periodontal disease, the peroxide may have direct access to the affected areas. These conditions need correction prior to the whitening procedure. Please inform your dentist of such conditions prior to treatment.
The whitening procedure can be very effective at whitening the teeth, but will not change the colour of fillings or crown(s) already in or on your teeth. For aesthetic reasons, such fillings may need changing after the whitening procedure.
The whitening treatment plan has been reported not to be effective on some patients. Our office will provide our best efforts to whiten your teeth but lightening results cannot be guaranteed.
The In-office Teeth Whitening procedure can sometime caused discomfort during the treatment. If you believe your tolerance or threshold level to pain is low, we strongly suggest taking Analgesics One hour before your Teeth Whitening appointment to our office
Are there any side effects of In-Office Teeth Whitening?
Sensitivity and some discomfort during and after the treatment may occur with some patients.
On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate, these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days. Using a sensitive toothpaste for 2 weeks prior to treatment can help prevent any sensitivity.
Analgesics before and after the procedure will manage the discomfort. It's strongly advised also to have the procedure few days to few weeks before any special occasions like Weddings, anniversaries or any special events or functions.
Is In-Office Teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. We consider tooth whitening to be the safest cosmetic dental procedure. As with any tooth whitening product, it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Bleaching can only be performed on clean, healthy teeth and healthy gums.
Bleaching will not whiten existing fillings and crowns. Existing work may need to be changed so as to achieve consistent color.
Bleaching only works on enamel. Teeth which have thin enamel due to chemical or physical abrasion will whiten poorly.
Sensitive teeth are the most commonly reported side effect.Post-whitening care instructions
1. For 48 hours after the treatment the teeth are susceptible to stains from red wine, fruit berries, rich coloured sauces, dark coloured vegetables, coloured spices and coloured mouthwash etc. Eat only "white foods" such as chicken, fish, white wine etc. Smoking should also be avoided for during this period. 2. Keep your recall appointments with our office. 3. If you have any questions or concerns contact our office. 4. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Whitening Toothpaste, and occasional touch-ups once a month or as needed with with the At-home teeth whitening treatment to achieve a long term, long lasting resultGuarantees? What are realistic expectations?
No one can really predict how much lighter your teeth will become. Every case is different. There are no guarantees as to the degree of whitening of your teeth.
The amount of whitening varies with the individual.
Additional whitening sessions and the use of ancillary whitening systems may be required to obtain desired results.
In some instances lightening is minimal or unapparent.
Typically, there is a two-shade improvement as seen on a dentist's shade guide. The success rate depends upon the type of stain involved and your compliance. Bleaching can only provide a shift in color from gray to a lighter shade of gray, for example. Bleaching does not lighten artificial materials such as resins, silicants, or porcelains.
The amount of Tooth or Teeth whitening varies from patient to patient and cannot be predicted or guaranteed.
But in general:
Yellow or brown teeth, surface stains, and uniformly darkened teeth are easier to whiten than grey or bluish teeth. Striped or spotted teeth are difficult to whiten.
The In-office Whitening System is a quick procedure that may or may not require additional whitening treatments in order to reach a desired lightened shade. Additional procedures or treatments could include take-home products or additional office visits.
How long will tooth whitening last?
Definitely this is not a lifetime result producing system.The answer to this squestion depends upon many factors such as diet, if you smoke, if you drink tea or coffee and what your oral hygiene program is like. Many patients choose to "touch-up" their teeth er 1 or 2 nights. "Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that stain teeth,like coffee, tea, and colas
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TEETH WHITENING Melbourne | What you need to know: In-Office Laser teeth Whitening
The professional teeth whitening process begins with a minor cleaning and removal of any plaque along the gum line.