Professional, in-office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. It takes place under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel – yielding results that are visible (up to 8 shades) and immediately (in 1 hour).
Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.
There are many reasons for whitening your teeth, including:
- The boost to your confidence and self-esteem that comes from a great smile
- A younger appearance
- A special event such as a wedding, job interview or class reunion
- To make a positive first impression on others
- To simply reverse years of everyday staining and yellowing
- The color of our teeth is most often affected by our lifestyle but it can also be associated with genetics. Drinking coffee,tea or red wine and smoking can stain thus makes our teeth look yellow. Fortunately, you can remove these stains by undergoing teeth whitening.
Working from the inside out, the active ingredients in the whitening gels penetrate your teeth to break down the discolored molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile.
Teeth whitening products work best on natural teeth that are completely sound with no fillings or crowns. As crowns, bridges, fillings, and veneers will not whiten.
Results and treatment time may vary depending on the level of staining and whiteness desired. Teeth with deep stains caused by antibiotics may see very little improvement or multiple treatment. It is advisable to consult our dentist to find out which method suits you best.
Teeth whitening is an extremely safe and comfortable way to get a bright, white smile. The most common side effect is sensitivity. The intensity of sensitivity varies from patient to patient. Our whitening gels contain potassium nitrate and fluoride which have been shown to strengthen enamel, decrease sensitivity, and help prevent cavities.
Teeth whitening results are very stable, leaving you with a stunning smile long after treatment is over. However, there are a few factors that can make teeth lose their luster. Things like genetics, diet, age, some medications (like tetracycline), and certain habits (like smoking) may affect the length of your whitening results. Fortunately, touch-up treatments (eg. Home whitening kit) are quick and easy, helping you get that bright, white smile back.
Our whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process.