If you want to have white teeth, then you must first visit the Dentist and get an expert opinion. Every mouth is not an ideal candidate for Teeth Whitening. It is crucial that the dentist evaluates you before he or she suggests a treatment. Some of the reasons which can rule out Teeth Whitening are as follows:
Unlike many Dental Clinics where Dental Hygienists perform Teeth Cleaning, at The Dome MedDental Clinic, only Dentists do it! He or she begins by first explaining the entire procedure to you, and you must ask questions to understand the process. You might want to know if it hurts during Teeth Whitening and if there are any side effects to the procedure.
Subgingival (Deep) Cleaning (Scaling)
Lingual braces are the latest method of moving teeth invisibly. They are an excellent system for aligning teeth at the same time as delivering improvements to your bite.
Supragingival Cleaning (Scaling):
Thorough cleaning of the area above the gum line with scaling tools to get rid of plaque and calculus.
An antibiotic or antimicrobial cream is applied in the gum pockets following scaling and polishing. These creams help in quick and healthy healing.
Smoothing of the tooth root to eliminate any remaining bacteria as they are very dangerous to periodontitis sufferers.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth which are the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.
Dental Restorations: A dental restoration or dental filling is a treatment to restore the function and integrity of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma.
Routine Dental Check Up: The Dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to look for changes or signs of a problem like cavity or gum disease.
One session of Teeth Whitening treatment can take up to one hour. Most of the time taken is due to the preparation of the teeth and gums before starting the procedure. One session can have three to four cycles of 10-15 minutes each depending on the sensitivity level of your teeth.
The Dentist first removes any surface debris by cleaning and polishing and take shade measurements before the start of the treatment. The shade will help him measure the amount of whiteness achieved, and this can also be done by taking pictures before and after for comparison.
The application of cheek retractors and gum shields protects the lips and gums. Whitening gels are then applied on to the tooth surface before the application of the special light. The Teeth Whitening products use peroxides of varying concentration levels to whiten the teeth. Once in contact with the teeth, the gel penetrates into the enamel surface of the teeth and breaks down to release oxygen which spreads inside the tooth and disrupts the molecules in the stains to make them whiter.
It is possible to experience mild or moderate sensitivity during or after the procedure. The sensitivity is transient and will subside by the end of the day. To reduce this, use a desensitizing toothpaste at least two weeks before the treatment. You can also take pain medication if you have overly sensitive teeth. The Dentist might not perform Teeth Whitening if the patients have hypersensitive teeth.
The effects of Teeth Whitening usually last a long time like two years. The shade can change depending on the number of cigarettes, coffees, and red wines consumed in a day. There are ways to maintain the whiteness by regular use of whitening toothpaste or home teeth whitening kits.
Yes, you can do Teeth Whitening again for improving the shades or maintaining the whiteness of the teeth. Your Dentist will suggest the amount of time between sessions depending on the overall health of your teeth.
You should stay away from food like red wines and must not smoke cigarettes for a day or two after a whitening session. You can also use whitening toothpaste after each meal for at least two days.
My teeth have been yellow for about two years now and I visited MedDental Clinic DMCC to get the shine back. I was so happy to see that after the whitening procedure my teeth were as bright as new.
I needed to clean my teeth and had it done from MedDental Clinic DMCC. Their Lumibrite Whitening technique was very effective as my teeth and smile look perfect now.