Over time, teeth may have the tendency to become discolored darken. This is caused by the penetration of minerals through your enamel from certain foods and beverages you may consume – such as coffee, soda, and tea. With in-home whitening, we can give you the opportunity to whiten your teeth using our treatments in the comfort of your own home.
What is Teeth Whitening?
The most popular type of dental cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening helps to get rid of staining and discoloration of the teeth. This is a common procedure as it helps to attain a natural glowing appearance to the teeth.
Why should one seek this procedure?
Everyone has a natural layer of teeth called enamel. The enamel is the outer layer of the teeth. It covers an inner layer called dentin that is within the teeth. Every time light rays are reflected off the outer layer of the teeth is when we notice its natural color.
Our enamel has tiny pores on it which are capable of trapping stains from food and beverages. Hence, this can eventually destroy the teeth’s natural color. This is why we recommend that you get teeth whitening.
Some of the possible reasons for staining are the following:
- Frequent use of tobacco.
- Regular consumption of tea, coffee, wine, etc.
- Irregular cleansing of the teeth.
What is the procedure involved?
This cosmetic procedure can either be done at the dentist’s office or even at your home. We provide in-home whitening services to our patients. Before we start any procedure, your dentist will have an examination of the teeth. The teeth will undergo a cleaning procedure where cavities and other plagues will be removed. Whitening products will not do well when applied to damaged teeth or even restorations.
While you come to the dentist’s office for the procedure it takes an average of 30-90 minutes of your time. Your dentist will first remove any bacterial accumulation which may contribute to the staining and then begin the procedure.
In cases where the patient finds it comfortable to have the procedure to be done at home, dentists can provide them with trays that can help whitening gel stick properly to the teeth. The whitening gel will help to whiten the teeth.
The whitening gel will have to be used daily for the first two to three weeks. We prove kits for our patients with whitening strips and gels at our facility for home whitening purpose.
Book at an appointment with us and we shall instruct you on how it is done.