Step-1: Consultation and planning
During the initial consultation, your dentist will assess the condition of your teeth and determine if you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening. The procedure is suitable for stain marks and tooth discolorations, however it can be less effective if you take certain medications such as antibiotics. At the same time, you will have to stop smoking and drinking to prevent further stains. The surgeon will insert a lip retractor into the mouth - this is a plastic guide and it will help move your lips more easily. He will cover the gums around your front teeth by using a gel and then harden it with a high-powered light. This is known as gingival barrier that protects gums from teeth bleaching chemicals during whitening method.
Step-2: Teeth whitening
The procedure requires using whitening products that consist of one or two tooth bleaches such as carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. The bleaches will break stains into small pieces that make your teeth appear brighter and the color less concentrated. The dental practitioner will apply a protective gel to the gums or rubber shield to keep the gums protected. Bleach is then applied on the teeth and peroxide containing whiteners bleach the enamel of the tooth.
Step-3: Healing time
The healing time needed will depend on various factors such as the amount of peroxide you are using in the whitener and the kind of staining you might have on your teeth. If you drink a lot of tea and coffee, your whitening results may not last as long. By using customised trays for the procedure, you will be able to restore the natural shine and whiteness of your teeth.
Step-4: Final restoration
Good dental hygiene has positive impact on whitening methods. Individuals who want to get the most from the treatment need to brush and floss properly on a daily basis. Also, they need to schedule appointments with their dentist twice every year for thorough assessment of their mouth and teeth cleanings. Another thing that can be done to get better result is to start with an at-home whitening procedure. By using whitening trays and strips, you can have professional tooth whitening done daily and ensure long lasting results.
Step-5: Regular Check up
Though whitening is an effective way to remove stains and discolorations, it is important to see your dentist for routine check ups to ensure if you have healthy teeth and stronger gums. Besides brushing and flossing daily, you should go for regular checkups from the dentist at least twice a year. This will help you to maintain good dental health and hygiene and have brighter and whiter teeth.
After you whiten your teeth from the professionals at our clinic, they will appear brighter, whiter and give you a confident look. Your teeth can still be porous from the procedure and might be susceptible to stains immediately after the treatment. Check out these few tips to follow for the next 48 hours for having brighter and whiter teeth.