Teeth whitening has become the most requested procedure for most patients to improve brighter and whiter teeth. Tooth whitening lightens the teeth and helps remove discolorations and stains. Whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of the natural tooth enamel. Every day, a thin coating on the enamel is called pellicle forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold discoloration. This is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated if you want to maintain the pearly whites.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- Brightens and enhances confidence with your beautiful smile.
- Stained teeth due to medication, dark beverages (such as coffee, tea, red wine).
- Smoking tobacco, yellow/brown stained teeth.
What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?
With tooth whitening, two dental visits are required. At the first visit, mold (impressions) of the teeth will be carefully taken accurately to fabricate the custom clear plastic trays. On the second visit, you will try on the trays for the secure, proper fit. The trays will be instructed to be worn with special whitening solution agents either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight. The amount of time varies with different stained cases or desired levels of whitening. It is perfectly normal to experience any sensitivities to hot or cold during your whitening process.