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Teeth Whitening Procedure

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Evan
Teeth Whitening ProcedureDiscolored teeth can result from many factors, such as smoking or eating certain foods. Such teeth can lower your self-confidence. The good news is that you can opt for a teeth whitening procedure to bring back your teeth' white and shiny gloss appearance. What is involved in the tooth whitening procedure?

Professional Teeth Whitening

A dentist can help you ensure your teeth are brighter and whiter. The dentist uses a high concentration of various ingredients to ensure better results; in-office whitening may involve a series of sessions to ensure you get your desired results.

The dentist starts by polishing your teeth using pumice to remove any apparent plaque on the surface. A gauze is then inserted into the mouth to ensure the teeth are dry. They can also use retractors to ensure your lips, cheeks, and tongue are free from the whitening agent.

Power bleaching is the most popular method of ensuring your teeth are white. It involves rinsing your teeth using a hydrogen peroxide solution for an average of 30 minutes. The whitening agent might require a laser or curing light to be activated. Once your dentist is satisfied with the shade, the cleaning agent is rinsed off. Fluoride treatment is then added to reduce any sensitivity.

Home Teeth Whitening Procedures

You can also improve your smile by conducting a whitening procedure at home. With proper and professional guidelines, your dentist will help you get a suitable home whitening kit. The kit has custom trays and hydrogen peroxide gel. Before wearing the trays, you must put in the gel, as explained by your dentist. The result of this procedure varies from one person to another and is commonly visible after 10-14 days. At home, you can also use unique teeth-whitening toothpaste. Unlike the normal ones, this toothpaste contains abrasives, which will help gently remove stains on your teeth' surface.

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