What is tooth brightening?
Tooth whitening can be an extremely active method for assisting the regular color of your teeth without removing the surface of the tooth. It can’t carry out a complete color improvement; however it may help enhance the current color.
Why might I require my teeth brightened?
There are numerous reasons why you may have your teeth brightened. Everybody is different; and pretty much as our skin and hair color differ, so do our teeth. Few individuals have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also turn out to be more stained as we get older.
Your teeth surface can be discolored by food you eat and beverages, for example, tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can likewise discolor your teeth.
“Calculus” or tartar can likewise influence the color of your teeth. A few individuals may have discoloration under the surface, which can be brought on by specific anti-infection agents or by little cracks in the teeth which take up stains.
What does tooth brightening entails?
Professional bleaching is the most normal system for tooth brightening. Your dental team will have the capacity to let you know whether you are suitable for the treatment, and will direct it if you are. To begin with, the dental team will put an elastic shield or a gel on your gums to secure them. They will then apply the brightening item to your teeth, using a specially made plate which fits into your mouth like a mouth-guard.
The major ingredient is typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As these ingredients are broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth color is made lighter.
What is the usual duration of this process?
The aggregate treatment should ordinarily be possible within three to four weeks. To begin with, you will require a few visits to the dental practitioner. Your dental team should make a mouth-guard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once your dental team has begun the treatment, you should proceed with the treatment at home. This implies consistently applying the brightening item more than two to four weeks, for 30 minutes to one hour at a time.
Be that as it may, there are presently some new items which can be applied for up to eight hours at a time. This implies you can get a great result in just one week.
What are the other methods available?
There is presently laser brightening or ‘power whitening’. In this method, an elastic dam is put over your teeth to secure the gums, and a bleaching product is painted on your teeth. At that point a light or laser is shone on the teeth to activate the compound. The light accelerates the response of the brightening product and the color change can be accomplished faster. Laser brightening is said to make teeth up to five or six shades lighter.
How long does chair-side power brightening take?
Your dental practitioner should survey your teeth to verify that you are suitable for the treatment. When it is agreed upon, this technique normally takes about 60 minutes.
What is the cost of teeth whitening?
Cost varies from practice to practice and area to area. Professional bleaching will be less expensive than Laser or power whitening. We prescribe you get a composed cost estimate before you begin any treatment.
For how long will my teeth stay brighter?
The impacts of brightening are said to last up to three years. However, this will fluctuate from individual to individual. The impact is less likely to last long if you smoke, eat or drink items that can discolor your teeth. Approach your dental team for their opinion before you begin the treatment.
Any side effect?
A few individuals may find that their teeth get to be highly sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. Others may have uneasiness in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These side effects are generally transitory and ought to vanish within a couple of days after the treatment.
In the event that any of these symptoms remains, you ought to go to your dental practitioner.
What about home brightening kits?
There are numerous home brightening kits available, including paint-on whiteners and strips. How successful these are, depends on the measure of brightening agents they contain.
Regulations on the sale of these differ from country to country and a percentage of the items available are not active. Continuously approach your dental team for guidance before attempting to brighten your teeth at home.
What about brightening toothpastes?
There are a few brightening toothpastes available. In spite of the fact that they don’t influence the normal color of your teeth, they may be compelling at evacuating discoloring. Hence, they may enhance the general appearance of your teeth. Brightening toothpastes might likewise help the impact to last, once your teeth have been professionally brightened.
Will a tooth which has been root filled brightened?
Yes. Once in a while dead teeth go stained after a root filling. In the event that the tooth has been root treated, the canal (which contained the nerve) may be opened again. The brightening item is applied from within to brighten the tooth.
On what instance may tooth brightening not work?
Tooth brightening can only help your existing tooth color. Likewise, it only deals with natural teeth. It won’t work on any sorts of “false” teeth, for example, dentures, crowns and veneers.
If your dentures are stained visit your dental team and request them to be cleaned.
How do I take care of my teeth once they have been brightened?
You can help to keep your teeth white by reducing the level of food and beverages you take that can re-stain your teeth. Keep in mind, ceasing smoking can likewise help avert discoloration and stains.