What occurs in teeth whitening?
Tooth whitening is the process by which the discolourations of the enamel (the most outer layer of the tooth) are lightened.
How long does it last?
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that bleaching under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums. We will monitor and take care of everything for a comfortable experience in our office. We also offer a take home kit if you feel you need an additional boost.The active ingredient in the process is hydrogen peroxide which breaks down to water and oxygen. Dental professional have been using hydrogen peroxide for over 50 years to whiten teeth, and there have been no known long term adverse effects.
How white will my teeth get?
This will depend on your teeth – eveyone’s teeth are different. If your teeth are heavily stained from coffee or smoking and start off noticeably darker, you will probably see a big change… If your teeth are not heavily stained, the change will not be as significant.
Do all teeth whiten evenly?
There is an overall whitening of all teeth. The biting edges of the teeth are more likely to whiten faster than the areas next to the gum.
Are there any side effects?
For the majority of patients there are none. However, some will experience temporary mild sensitivity on the teeth and/or gums. This will subside after several hours of stopping the treatment. The wear times can be shortened or made less frequent or a topical desensitizing toothpaste can be used. Abstain from carbonated drinks, citrus foods and beverages to avoid sensitivity for a few hours after treatment.
Will my crowns, veneers or fillings get whiter?
No, only your natural teeth will.
Typical whitening steps
- Take and record the shade of your teeth.
- Clean your teeth.
- a barrier is applied to the gum areas surrounding the teeth to protect your gums from coming into contact with the peroxide gel.
- A whitening gel is applied to each tooth.
- A unique dental light shines on the teeth for 8-10 minutes (optional).
- Your dental professional will repeat these steps about 2 to 3 more times
- You will be asked to look in the mirror at your whiter and brighter teeth
For more information
Why Spa-Dent? Out of the many laser products out there, we test these products ourselves before delivering them in the office. We believe we get the best results from this specific brand, and the least amount of sensitivity.Please refer to Spa-Dent website http://www.spa-dent.com/