Teeth Whitening is a process that bleaches your teeth to make them lighter, it can’t make them pure white however it can lighten the existing colour by multiple shades. It isn’t permanent however, it can last up to a few months or even 3 years depending on your hygiene. The process is simple: it contains one of two tooth bleaches such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These chemicals will break the stains into small pieces which will make the colour less concentrated resulting in brighter teeth.
There are several benefits to having teeth whitening, such as.
At-home bleaching is one of the teeth whitening options to choose from. The process involves your dentist providing you with a custom-made tray for home whitening. Your dentist will be able to give you a step by step guide on how to put the bleaching solution in the tray and for how long for. This option isn’t for everyone, some individuals may feel more comfortable with the professionals doing it. However, it is made for people who want to do it at their own pace at the comfort of their own home. This option still requires a dental check up so that we can check your oral hygiene and determine whether your teeth are suitable for treatment.
The process involves getting pictures taken of your teeth to allow us to create a mould, as well as to determine the baseline of your current tooth colour. In the second appointment, the dentist will show you how to use your custom-made whitening trays so that you can use them at home. The final appointment would be the progress and comparing you before and after. Here at Wilson House Dental, we use:
Benefits Of At-Home Bleaching:
Another alternative teeth whitening method is to look into whitening toothpaste as they have the ADA Seal Of Acceptance for stain removal. These kinds of toothpaste have an additional polishing agent that is made to be safe for your teeth. The outcome of this toothpaste would be that it will remove the stain and discolouration over the weeks if used consistently.
Another option would be to discuss with your dentist the over-the-counter method and look for a kit and products that are ADA Seal Of Acceptance. This will show that it has been tested and is safe to use on your teeth. There are various products that would be the best, such as strips, kits etc. The benefit of using over-the-counter products is that it’s not expensive and it’s an easy method to whiten your teeth at home.
Depending on the type of teeth whitening procedure you receive the price will vary, we will recommend you a consultation before the treatment to see if your teeth do need whitening. Once you make the decision your dentist will give you a plan and inform you about the price.
Here at Wilson House Dental Practice, we will provide you with all of the support and information you may need. If you are uncertain about which teeth whitening option suits you best, don’t hesitate to call us.< Back to Blog