In most cases, eating and drinking items such as tea, coffee, and berries cause the teeth to become discolored and stained. However, several factors can cause teeth to yellow including the natural aging process. For example, using tobacco products and smoking can cause extreme discoloration. Professional treatments utilized by the dentist to whiten, or bleach, teeth can usually get rid of any discoloration. In some instances, however, the staining is inside the tooth, topical whitening solutions are not effective. This can be the result of trauma or impact to the tooth, using certain medications for long periods, and undergoing multiple dental procedures on the same tooth. In these cases, deep internal bleaching or the use of a veneer or crown will typically be used.
Is Bleaching Safe?
The techniques utilized by Unforgettable Smile to whiten teeth are made to be both effective and harm-free, making it especially safe. The dentist will only use proven, trusted teeth whitening procedures to certify that each person undergoing the bleaching will receive the best possible results without any unwanted side effects. A frequent report is tooth sensitivity after the whitening. However, it usually goes away quickly and any sensitivity experienced should be nominal. Patients can rest assured that the dentist will only use methods made to be safe.
How is Teeth Whitening Performed?
Checking the teeth for any signs of damage or decay will be the first step taken before the bleaching process. If any concerns are noticed, the areas will be addressed and cleaned. This process will then continue by applying an innovative, light activated gel made with hydrogen peroxide to all the teeth. This gel pairs with a special light which activates the chemicals to whiten. To guarantee that each tooth is hit with the light equally, the patient’s lips are moved out of the way with a retaining device. The light is then concentrated on the gel for approximately 15 minutes. Once finished, the gel is cleaned off of the person’s teeth, and the lip retainer is taken out. Whiter teeth should be visible immediately. It is also possible to undergo this procedure just before the application of veneers since these pieces are made to color-match teeth.
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