Top Reason You Need Professional Teeth Whitening
The shade of your teeth influences the beauty of your smile. Failure to commit to regular oral hygiene will lead to plaque formation, which causes tooth discoloration. Discolored teeth can reduce your self-esteem and prevent you from smiling in public. Fortunately, WPD Dental Group specialists can improve your teeth’ shade through teeth whitening. You may need to attend multiple teeth whitening sessions to achieve your desired results.
What is tooth whitening?
Your dentist will recommend teeth whitening to fix your discolored teeth. This procedure involves using bleaching agents to make teeth lighter. Most patients with severely discolored teeth cannot achieve brilliant white teeth after single teeth whitening sessions. However, this dental procedure will improve your smile’s appearance by making it several shades lighter.
Who can do teeth whitening?
The only way to achieve an amazing smile is by collaborating with the right dental specialist with experience and training in teeth whitening. Your dentist, dental hygienist, or dental therapist are the only professionals capable of prescribing and performing safe and effective teeth whitening.
You may perform DIY teeth whitening using special kits. However, these teeth whitening kits may put you at risk of dental complications.
What should you expect during teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening involves the use of a gel containing hydrogen peroxide. Your dentist will apply this gel over your teeth’s surface.
In-office whitening requires multiple appointments. The number of teeth whitening appointments you will need and the session length will depend on your doctor’s teeth whitening method, the severity of your discoloration, and how many shades lighter you want to achieve.
During the treatment, your dentist will apply a protective substance onto your gums before applying hydrogen peroxide bleach on your teeth. A special light is necessary to speed up the whitening process. Gum sensitivity is an expected side effect of teeth whitening. However, this problem will resolve after a few days.
Home teeth whitening involves your dentist taking an impression of your mouth to customize a mouthguard, which you will fit into your teeth after adding bleaching gel. You may need to wear the mouthguard for hours to ensure treatment efficacy. Home teeth whitening can last up to a month, depending on your condition and the results you want to achieve.
Power whitening is another teeth whitening technique that your dentist can use. This technique involves using a laser or light to activate the whitening agent.
Non-Vital whitening is a teeth whitening system beneficial to patients undergoing a root canal treatment to address staining inside the teeth. This procedure involves your dentist placing bleaching agents in a tooth before placing temporary filling to ensure the agent remains inside your teeth for several days.
The teeth whitening procedure offers temporary results. You may need to take teeth-staining foods and quit smoking to preserve your results. However, consider whitening your teeth again after one year.
The right dentist will help you achieve the desired shade for your teeth. Contact WPD Dental Group for the best teeth whitening procedure to help you restore a beautiful smile.