Everyone loves to have a sparkling white set of teeth, but how best can you whiten them without causing permanent damage? Searching for options on the internet can be a mind boggling and confusing task as you are bombarded with various techniques. Although several at-home options are available for this purpose, none can guarantee the results achieved by whitening treatments done by a dentist. Additionally, many over-the-counter whitening kits are not approved by the American Dental Association and if not used properly may cause damage to the teeth and gums – all of which makes at-home teeth whitening a risky task. At the dental office, your dentist will thoroughly assess the oral milieu and look for conditions that may interfere in the whitening procedure such as tooth decay, cracked or chipped teeth, broken fillings, crowns or sores on soft oral tissues. If any of these are present, the dentist will first correct them and only then go ahead with the bleaching procedure.
It is important to remember that teeth whitening just lightens the colour of the teeth but does not permanently alter the natural hue. Thus, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution and requires some amount of care from your side to maintain the effect for a longer time. Most importantly, no part of your tooth will be removed or altered unlike other procedures such as fillings and veneers. It is a safe, non-invasive and quick procedure which can be done in one or two appointments at the dental office.
At a teeth whitening appointment, your teeth will be cleaned and made free of plaque and debris by the dental hygienist before the procedure is commenced. Post cleaning the dentist will place special trays filled with whitening gels on your teeth. For the chemicals to do their job, they need to be activated by using heat or light for about 10-15 minutes. The procedure will be repeated 2-3 times to achieve the desired shade of colour. The results obtained through professional teeth whitening is the same you would get by wearing over-the-counter whitening trays for 14 days! Your newly whitened smile can last up to 3 years if you avoid staining foods and follow good oral hygiene practices. To know more about how to avoid teeth staining, read our blogs here.
If you are looking for a safe and long lasting solution to get a perfect smile and reduce the signs of aging, professional teeth whitening at the dentist is one of the fastest and simplest options for you!
For cosmetic dentistry needs, contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579B Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT 06111, (865)-860-0056.Many people from Rocky Hill come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. We also serve patients from surrounding areas including Hartford, Berlin and Southington.