Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures since it is a rapid, non-invasive, and cost-effective approach to brighten a smile. Men and women equally cherish whitening (or bleaching) treatments, which are available to suit any budget and time period. For professional teeth whitening, you can consult Dr. Adam Chapnick, Cosmetic Dentist Toronto.
Almost everyone who uses a teeth whitening treatment notices a moderate to a significant increase in their smile’s brightness and whiteness. However, it is not a permanent remedy to discoloration and requires touch-ups to maintain the look for a long time. It can endure anywhere from a few months to three years, depending on the individual.
There are a variety of reasons why you would want to whiten your teeth. Few people have pearly white teeth, and as we become older, our teeth might get increasingly discolored. Food and drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine, can stain the surface of your teeth. Smoking can darken teeth as well. The color of your teeth might also be affected by ‘calculus’ or tartar. Some people may have staining beneath the surface of their teeth, which can be caused by antibiotics or small fissures in the teeth that absorb stains.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a straightforward procedure. One of two teeth bleaches is used in whitening goods (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break down stains into smaller bits, resulting in a less intense hue and brighter teeth.
The main advantage of in-office whitening is the significant color change in a short amount of time. After the gums have been secured with a paint-on rubber dam, the dentist or skilled technician applies a relatively high-concentration peroxide gel to the teeth in a carefully regulated manner. The peroxide is usually left on the teeth for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, totaling one hour (at most). Those with especially tenacious stains may be recommended to return for one or more further bleaching sessions or to employ a home-use solution.
Chairside bleaching is a process that normally only takes one appointment visit. To protect your gums, the dentist will use either a protective gel or a rubber shield. After that, the teeth are bleached.
Professional in-house teeth whitening is an effective way to whiten your teeth safely. The effects will last for months and can be easily retouched with another session.