Teeth Whitening is the process used for removing stains from the surface of the teeth. Getting your teeth whitened by a dentist is more effective in comparison to at-home methods. With the help of advanced technology and new techniques, teeth whitening procedures have become more straightforward, quicker, and more effective.
How are Stains Developed on Your Teeth?
There can be several reasons associated with the discoloration or stains development on your teeth, such as:
- Unhealthy food habits such as excess consumption of coffee, tea, soda, colored and sugary foods.
- Discoloration can be a side effect of certain treatments and medications.
- Smoking and chewing tobacco lead to tooth staining.
- Poor oral hygiene is another factor that contributes to tooth discoloration.
What is the Traditional Teeth Whitening Method?
The traditional method of teeth whitening is a simple procedure that uses a whitening gel that is applied to your teeth to gently bleach them. The main compound of this gel is Hydrogen Peroxide, which acts as a bleaching agent and removes stains from the teeth’ surface.
Procedure: We will begin with a thorough examination of your mouth to look for cavities or infections. In such conditions, the infections or cavities will be treated before the teeth whitening. While you sit comfortably on the dental chair, we will place a rubber guard in your mouth to protect your lips and gums and then evenly apply the whitening gel to your teeth. We will leave the gel for a few minutes and then remove it by rinsing. This process can be repeated as per the requirement.
What is Laser Teeth Whitening?
Laser teeth whitening is the process of removing stains from the teeth with the help of an activating laser. The gel used for laser teeth whitening is photosensitive. Thus it reacts to the light of a particular wavelength, making the teeth whitening procedure quicker and effective.
Procedure: We will begin with the screening of your mouth and then apply the whitening gel to your teeth. Laser light of a specific wavelength will be used to activate the gel, which will produce foam. This foam will remove the stains from your teeth. The procedure can be repeated as per requirement.
Teeth Whitening using Plastic Trays
Teeth whitening is done in this procedure with the help of customized plastic trays. After the screening of your mouth is done, we will take a mold of your teeth that will be used to manufacture your customized tray. We will check your trays for perfect fit and comfort, and you will have to wear the tray with the whitening gel in it either overnight or for 30 minutes twice a day to achieve whiter teeth.
Teeth whitening is an ideal option to improve the aesthetics of your smile and boost up your confidence.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Carlsbad, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Adams. Please call us at (760) 804-0080 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.