Over time, teeth tend to darken or become discolored. This is caused by the penetration of minerals through your enamel from certain foods and beverages that you consume – coffee, soda, and tea. With in-home whitening, we can give you the opportunity to whiten your teeth using our treatments in the comfort of your own home.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
The most popular type of dental cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening helps to get rid of staining and discoloration of the teeth. This is a common procedure as it helps to attain a natural glowing appearance to the teeth.
Why Should One Seek This Procedure?
Everyone’s teeth have a natural outer layer called enamel. It covers an inner layer called dentin. Every time light rays are reflected off the outer layer of the teeth, we notice its natural color.
Our enamel has tiny pores on it which could trap stains from food and beverages. These stains mar the teeth’s natural color. This is why we recommend that you get teeth whitening.
Some of the possible reasons for staining are the following:
- Frequent use of tobacco
- Regular consumption of tea, coffee, wine, etc.
- Irregular cleansing of the teeth
What Is the Procedure Involved?
This cosmetic procedure can be done either at the dentist’s office or even at your home. We provide in-home whitening services to our patients. Before we start any procedure, our dentist will examine your teeth. The teeth will undergo a cleaning procedure where cavities and plaque will be removed. Whitening products will not do well when applied to damaged teeth or even restorations.
After the cavities have been filled and other dental issues have been addressed, only then will the whitening procedure begin. This procedure will take an average of 30 to 90 minutes.
In cases where the patient finds it more comfortable to have the procedure done at home, our dentist can provide them with trays that can help apply the whitening gel properly to the teeth. The whitening gel will then help to whiten the teeth.
The whitening gel will have to be used daily for the first two to three weeks. We provide kits for our patients with whitening strips and gels at our facility for home whitening purposes.
Book at an appointment with us and we will instruct you on how it is done.