Teeth whitening is an exclusive and modern cosmetic dental procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains as well as discoloration with gentle. The procedure is clinically proven to be quick, safe and effective. It comes with different options and both works well and has a lasting effect on the majority of people. However, you need to consult us before commencing one for optimized results. There are generally two ways of teeth whitening procedures. At iFloss, customers teeth whitening is carried out based on placing whitening gel on the teeth and activating it using highly sterile and sensitive ultraviolet light. It takes approximately an instant 60 minutes a time to whiten your teeth up to 7-9 shades in a single application. Likewise, teeth whitening can be more accessible and easier when conducted at the comfort of your home following a qualified, professional and expert dentist consultation. This procedure involves wearing a pleasing custom-made, ultra-thin plastic mouth tray that holds bleaching gel close to the teeth and leave for up to 60 minutes to a few hours a day to see significant improvement. Results are fortunately guaranteed to be seen in vary between two weeks to 4 weeks, and very rarely months.
Causes of discoloured teeth
As the natural aging process occurred, many of our body parts would not only worn out or slowly damaged in function but also its shape and appearance. Teeth that are of cosmetic importance have no exception if they are not clean. Teeth decided to get stained and discoloured over time and may extremely decline self-confidence when we smile. Aging causes the enamel layer of teeth to become thin and the dark layer of real dentin exposed to the surface, thus teeth appear to be darker and increase in sensitivity. Besides that, poor dental hygiene care can accumulate plaques and stain-producing substances. This can further cause pain on gums and tooth discoloration. Most often, the problem also arises with what you put into your mouth like typical stain-producing substances include cigarette smoke, coffee, tea, cola and wine which stems from unhealthy lifestyle and habits. Not only that, certain medications also provide an increase in the discoloration of teeth. These include antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline, antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs and antihypertensive medications. Mouth rinses and washes containing substance including chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain your teeth so it is suggested not to use them often.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening works through the use of bleaching gel that contains hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient. We apply the bleaching gel and activate it using ultraviolet light. Likewise, patients can opt to wear the bleaching gel-containing, customized ultra-thin tray near the gum at the comfort of home. We will advise on the number of treatments and maintenance needed.
How long will the whitening last?
The lasting effect of teeth whitening depends on which product and procedure you employ. It can be kept for as long as possible when compliment with good oral hygiene and routine dental cleans. On the other hand, factors that can change the shade of your teeth over time include aging, diet, alcohol, smoking, medication etc. In the case of relapse, you could definitely seek another round of treatment with us.
How does teeth whitening procedure differ from DIY home kit?
Teeth whitening procedure that is consulted by us may facilitate individuals in selecting the most appropriate procedure, depending on severity with time setting. Meanwhile, whitening products bought over the counter may contain harmful substances, that when used excessively could damage your teeth. Moreover, a DIY home kit is less effective compared to a professional whitening kit where only licensed dentists can perform.
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