There are lots of reasons to want a bright smile – weddings, graduations, beach parties, and special events. Or maybe, you just notice that your teeth don’t quite look as bright as you would them too. Dental teeth whitening is one of the most affordable and noticeable ways to brighten your own natural teeth. The procedure doesn’t involve any complications neither removal, cutting, or etching of your dental enamel.
Coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, and the natural ageing of the teeth, all can cause your teeth to become darker or stained over time. In the dental teeth whitening process, a substance called active oxygen is used to decolorized the distracting colour pigments present in the tooth. In order to protect the gums from the bleaching agent, a special rubber compound is applied to them. You should know that dental teeth whitening is only suitable to brighten one’s own natural teeth. Crown, bridge or veneers can’t be beached.
After the gums have been covered and the teeth have been dried, the bleaching solution is prepared by mixing two phases, which are then applied to the teeth. Before the bleaching process is started, it’s imperative that the dentist performs a check of the teeth and fillings and if necessary a replacement of the fillings or a professional cleaning.
In order to achieve better results, some dentists use a Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discolouration. After the right exposure time, the bleaching solution is removed and the teeth are rinsed with water. Next, the gum protection is removed too.
A dental teeth whitening may be performed safely every two years. Your teeth are just as individual as you are but there is no doubt that your teeth will become brighter. How much light depends on your teeth’s base colour. Depending on the degree of discolouration a brightening of about 1 to 14 degrees is possible.
The result usually lasts from 1 to 3 years or longer depending on your own good dental care as well as regular professional oral hygiene. In cases of heavy consumption of discolouring substances such as alcohol, nicotine, red juices, tea, coffee, cola, red wine, mustard or ketchup as well as poor oral hygiene, the result will not last as long.
Complications encountered in bleaching include sensitive tooth necks, for example in the case of a careless application of the bleaching substance, toothache perhaps in the case of leaky fillings, spotty teeth which could result from the incomplete covering of the tooth with the bleaching gel. However, all of these complications can be prevented when you choose an skilled and experienced professional who perform their work properly and carefully.