How can I safely whiten my teeth?
The safest way to whiten teeth is to consult with your dentist. Professional teeth whitening contains a sufficient concentration of bleaching agents to lift stains but not so much that teeth can be damaged in the process. However, it is important to apply the whitening gel to teeth and gums that are in good health. By seeing the dentist for a whitening treatment, there is less of a chance of experiencing gum irritation or unnecessary tooth sensitivity.
When should I expect to see results from teeth whitening?
The protocol that we use for professional teeth whitening is intended to achieve noticeable results within a week. Patients can expect to see a brighter smile after their in-office Zoom treatment, which takes about an hour. The second phase of treatment is conducted daily at home for about a week. By the end of one round of treatment, most people will see a difference of up to 8 shades. Generally, optimal results can be attained in one to two weeks. However, severe stains may take longer to fully resolve.
Is it bad to whiten your teeth?
Female hand holding plastic syringes with gel for teeth whitening with blue led lamp beneath. The peroxide solutions that are commonly used by dentists to whiten teeth have been extensively studied. Research has confirmed that teeth whitening is not bad for teeth, and the doctors at United Dental Group feel that it is a comfortable and easy way to improve one’s smile. No enamel damage occurs from normal teeth whitening. Some people may assume that sensitivity related to this treatment is a sign that it is harming teeth. This is not the case. Temporary sensitivity is normal, and after bleaching treatments, your dentist will provide post-operative instructions to mitigate the symptoms.
How often should I get teeth whitening treatments
Professional teeth whitening may be touched up every four to six months. Many patients repeat treatments only every year or every few years.
How do dentists perform teeth whitening procedures?
Teeth whitening at United Dental Group is conducted as a two-stage process. In each phase, stains are lifted by applying a professional-grade whitening gel to the enamel. This gel seeps into the pores within the outer layer of teeth. The gel breaks apart the tiny particles that have become lodged in these pores. As the particles disintegrate, more light gets reflected, making teeth look brighter.
Is teeth whitening permanent?
Because enamel has pores, just like the skin, the microscopic debris that is deposited onto teeth from foods and beverages will get absorbed. Over time, teeth will become dull and discolored once more. A single teeth whitening treatment does not achieve permanent results. However, you can enjoy a permanently radiant smile by touching up your teeth as needed with a quick in-office or home whitening session.