A beautiful smile can give you much more confidence, brighten your day, and allow you to enjoy the happy moments and like what you see in the mirror. Given, a beautiful smile requires time, effort and care. In-office teeth whitening is an innovation that allows your teeth to be whitened quickly and efficiently.
Advantages of in-office teeth whitening
During in-office teeth whitening, the gums are covered with a special protective material, and then a whitening gel is applied to the teeth and activated by a diode light, which reaches the deep layers of the tooth and whitens them.
At the end of the whitening treatment, the teeth are covered with a desensitising gel, because whitening may make the teeth more sensitive; however, the sensitivity often disappears within a few days. Depending on the tooth structure and other important factors, the teeth can become as much as several shades lighter. The result can even be seen after the first whitening, depending on teeth colour and damage. In order to get maximum results, there might be a need to repeat whitening procedure.
- Whitening may be visible after one procedure.
- When treatment is performed by a professional dentist, the teeth are not damaged.
- The products used are not harmful to the oral cavity.
- In-office teeth whitening takes up to one hour, which means that it can produce visible results in just a short amount of time.
In-office teeth whitening is performed after assessing the condition and colour of the patient’s teeth. Excessive and frequent teeth whitening is not recommended, so be sure to listen to the dentist’s advice.
The whitening effect is different for everyone and depends on many factors: natural shade, enamel thickness, age, enamel and saliva structure, tooth vitality, personal hygiene, diet, harmful habits, and so on.
It is important to keep in mind that:
- you may experience tooth sensitivity for a while after in-office teeth whitening treatment;
- you must take proper care of your teeth, and after some time, it may be possible to repeat the whitening treatment if necessary;
- teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. The whitening gel that is used is harmless to adults, so whitening is only recommended for people over the age of 18;
- whitening is not recommended for people who have gum damage or very sensitive teeth;
- a good daily oral routine and regular cleaning can prolong the effect of white teeth.
Preparing for teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening is a procedure that does not usually have side effects (except for tooth sensitivity), so it does not require special preparation.
If you decide to have your teeth whitened, it is important to visit a dentist who, after assessing the condition of your mouth and teeth, will help you decide if the treatment is necessary and will recommend the most effective method.
Before whitening treatment, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned. Excessive teeth whitening can be harmful to your teeth. It is extremely important to consult a specialist during whitening.
Taking care of whitened teeth
In-office teeth whitening can help you achieve the desired tooth colour. However, if you want your teeth to stay white and healthy, you have to take proper care of them. To keep the colour from changing for as long as possible, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned regularly. You should also try to avoid darkly pigmented foods and drinks and refrain from smoking and drinking. To reduce tooth sensitivity, do not put very hot and very cold food in your mouth at the same time.
A beautiful smile can even give a grey day more colour. Smile!