Are you unsatisfied with the colour of your teeth?
Staining can occur for many reasons, including smoking or tobacco use. Teeth can also become stained when you regularly eat certain foods and drink certain beverages. In addition, teeth naturally start to darken as people age.
A professional whitening treatment can reverse the effects of tooth staining and help you achieve a more aesthetically appealing smile.
There are many whitening treatments readily available for purchase; however, professional whitening is generally safer and more effective. Applicator trays in chemist shop kits are intended to be “one size fits all,” which can result in them fitting uncomfortably since they aren’t designed specifically for the wearer’s teeth. Whitening gels included with this type of product can sometimes be too abrasive or can leak because of ill-fitting trays, leading to gum and other soft tissue irritation.
For these reasons, patients may want to choose professional whitening instead. The whitening service provided by your dentist may consist of two phases: (1) an in-office whitening session, and (2) a customised at-home kit and care plan.
The dentist will choose whitening gel in the appropriate strength each specific patient while taking into account sensitivity and whitening goals. This gel is typically applied using custom-made applicator trays for maximum comfort and also to protect the tissues in your mouth from becoming irritated by the whitening gel. Teeth can be lightened dramatically in only one session.
For those patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at their convenience, the dentist may offer a custom at-home whitening kit. The applicator trays will be custom-made for each patient, and the strength of the whitening gel will be chosen to meet each patient’s specific needs. The dentist will provide specific instructions for how to use it safely.
After this kind of whitening treatment, patients are typically asked to schedule a follow-up visit with to check on their progress
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Are you looking forward to a whiter smile? Contact your dentist to find out more about whitening services.