You may choose to get your teeth professionally whitened if you want to add extra glitter to your teeth beyond what regular daily brushing and routine dental cleanings can provide. Unlike everyday brushing and cleanings, which remove plaque and discoloration from the surface of the teeth, in-office professional whitening penetrates the tooth from the inside, where age and medication-related discoloration arises. As a result, the main advantage of in-office whitening over routine dental maintenance and over-the-counter solutions is that it produces considerable color change in a short amount of time.
This blog post will go over everything you need to know before getting your teeth whitened professionally:
- What to Expect
- Gums and lips are wrapped to prepare your mouth.
- The teeth are bleached with a professional-grade bleaching product.
- For 15-20 minutes, a unique light is focused on the teeth to assist activate the bleaching gel.
- Repeat the bleaching gel application and light therapy two more times for a total treatment period of up to an hour.
You should expect your teeth to whiten by two to eight shades following treatment, although the new colour will take a few days to appear. You may be encouraged to return for another session or opt for a supplemental at-home treatment depending on whether you have obtained your desired hue.
Despite the fact that teeth whitening is a very safe technique, there are some adverse effects to be aware of.
Sensitivity. Bleaching can produce temporary temperature, pressure, and touch sensitivity, as well as shooting pains. The discomfort normally lasts one or two days, although it can last up to a month.
Gum inflammation. When the whitening solution gets on the gums, this happens frequently.
Technicolor Teeth. It is crucial to remember that dental material used during procedures such as veneers, fillings, crowns, and other procedures is unaffected by bleaching agents. When the surrounding teeth are whitened, they will stay the same color. As a result, professional teeth whitening is recommended prior to dental work.
Teeth whitening effects don’t stay forever because teeth are constantly discolored by coffee and other beverages, and yellowing is a natural part of ageing. Professional teeth whitening can last anywhere from one to five years in most cases. The best approach to keep your results is to practice good dental hygiene at homes, such as brushing, flossing, and mouthwash rinsing, and to avoid staining foods, beverages, and smoke.
If you fall into one or all of the following groups, whitening may not be for you:
- You have teeth that are sensitive
- Your gums are receding
- You suffer from gum sensitivity
- You have cavities
- Fillings, crowns, veneers, implants, bridges, inlays, and onlays are all visible
- You are under the age of eighteen
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Professional teeth whitening is often not covered by insurance because it is an elective operation. We will discuss the best solutions for you that meet your goals and budget during your initial appointment.
If you want a whiter smile, contact us now to book a consultation to explore if teeth whitening is right for you.. The practice is located in NSW at 59 Station Street Penrith NSW 2750. You can use Google maps to find the exact location of the practice.