Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is among the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments, providing a fast, non-invasive, and cost-effective way to improve one’s smile. Whitening (or bleaching) treatments have global values by men and women alike, and there are options to suit every spending limit, schedule, and personal quality. Solutions abound, whether in the form of professional one-hour whitening sessions at a dentist clinic or purely aesthetic spa or household bleaching kits acquired at your local pharmacy. Oak Ridge North Dental is always ready to assist you.

Teeth Whitening Services

Almost everyone who chooses a teeth whitening solution notices a moderate to a noticeable difference in the lighting and whiteness of their smile. However, it is not a long-term solution to hyperpigmentation, and it requires maintenance or “touch-ups” to have a long-lasting effect.

It can be an extremely effective way of improving the natural appearance of your teeth without stripping away any of the tooth surfaces. Of course, it cannot completely enhance the appearance, but it can whiten the present shade.

There are several reasons why you may want your teeth whitened. Everyone is unique, and just as our hair, skin types, and colors vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have pearly white teeth, and our teeth can become stained as we age.

Drinks like coffee, tea, blackcurrants, and red wine, can also stain the surface of your teeth. Smoking can also discolor teeth. The color of your teeth can also be affected by tartar or ‘calculus.’ Some people may have discoloration beneath the surface of their teeth, which can be prompted with certain antibiotic treatments or small fractures in the teeth that absorb discoloration.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a type of dentistry that must be performed on the license of a dentist or another licensed dental specialist, such as a dental hygienist or periodontal therapist. Some beauticians provide teeth whitening, but this is unsafe if a dental practitioner is not functional and may jeopardize your oral health.

You can also purchase do-it-yourself home teeth whitening kits, but these come with their own set of risks. The word “whitening” means the process of restoring the surface color of a tooth by extracting dirt and grime. So, basically, any product used to clean and sanitize (such as toothpaste) is a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds a lot better than bleaching, so it is more common — even when describing products containing bleach.

Teeth whitening processes could be in different forms. There are two different kinds: the one that our dentist carries out and the one that you could administer individually. You should carry out the DIY whitening method in accordance with the prescription of your dentist.

Our dentists will provide you with accurate recommendations and prescriptions for your treatment, ensuring that the components will not adversely affect you.

Remedy For Home Use

Strips & Gels for Tooth Whitening

Dentists should directly apply these peroxide-based tooth washing products to the teeth with a brush or a light piece, maybe once-twice a day for 10 to 14 days. The effects survive four months and even longer.

Tooth Bleaching Systems That Use Trays

This method involves filling a mouth guard-like tray with a peroxide-based decolorization lotion or paste and placing it across the teeth for one to multiple hours per day for up to four weeks. Over-the-counter tray-based cosmetic dentistry systems are available, or you can have one exact specification from your dentist.

Tooth Whitening Toothpaste

Almost any toothpaste helps eliminate impurities from teeth since it is moderately abrasive. On the other hand, whitening toothpaste contains chemicals or cleaning agents. They help in the removal of discoloration from teeth without the use of a bleaching agent. The price of these toothpaste is reasonab and brightens teeth to around one shade. Some whitening toothpaste contains oxidizing agents, but they aren’t left on the tooth surfaces long enough to even be effective.

Professional Whitening

If you decide to whiten your teeth, you should first consult with a dentist. Our dentist can recommend the opportunities for you and oversee a procedure plan to prevent hazards.

Our dentist can complete professional teeth whitening at the office in about an hour. The procedure begins with applying a tooth whitening gel containing between 25% and 40% hydrogen peroxide. Then our dentist apply a special heating lamp to your teeth for multiple 20-minute intervals. He removes and replaces the gel in between intervals. It may sometimes warrant that dentists use a laser, which is said to hasten or activate the whitening process.

During the whitening procedure, a protective barrier is used to keep your gums, tongue, and lips back from the whitening lotion so that it keeps to your teeth. For best results, the dentist will normally provide you with custom-made whitening trays for your teeth. You can then use them at home with tooth whitening solutions.

Visit Us at Oak Ridge North Dental For The Best Teeth Whitening!

Teeth whitening eliminates stains and discoloration. In addition, you can do it at home with an over-the-counter treatment.

Still, you’ll get better results if you go to one of our recommended dentists since their procedures usually include a higher concentration of peroxide and are less abrasive.

This produces more successful results while causing little harm to the tooth enamel. This treatment usually starts with a visit to our dentist.

We are only a call away from getting you the result you want. So why don’t you schedule an appointment with us today?