Teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. The term "teeth whitening" can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient's teeth. Among them are chemical whitening, mild acid whitening, abrasive teeth brightening and the newest technique, light teeth whitening.
Teeth bleaching is chemical process used to lighten the color of the patient's teeth. The procedure can be performed entirely in a dentist office (usually most expensive and painful), cosmetic facility (cheaper, effective, timely), by the patient in their home (usually cheapest but also usually least effective and takes diligence and time).
Using a light with a whitening gel is an in-"house" bleaching system and for many is the easiest, most convenient and cost effective. The translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a patented light is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth. The length of time in the cosmetic chair depends on the degree of discoloration you have, but 90% to 95% of your results usually occur in the first 15 minutes.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. Results can last for one to or more years, depending upon your personal habits. In most cases, the whitening procedure is very effective and the patient is pleased with the results.
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
•Normal wear of outer tooth layer
•Genetics (blame it on your Dad)
•Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
•Excessive use of tabacco, coffee, and other dark habits
•Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
•Special Day!: When an event calls for a smile, be prepared
What does tooth whitening involve?
15 Minutes! Yep, thats it! All you need to do is but aside some time and in less than 30 minutes you will be shining bright.
While many procedures can result in pain or even burns, PearlBrite is entirely safe and virtually painless (some tingling may occur). And the best part is that it is not a burden on your wallet.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
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