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Intensive teeth Whitening

Professional in-office teeth whitening are the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. Unlike home-use whitening systems that incorporate low-dose bleaching agents, in-office whitening (also known as power bleaching, power whitening, professional whitening or chair side whitening) takes place under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel
– yielding results that are visible immediately.

 

 

1.Advatages of In-Office Whitening

(1) No other teeth whitening procedure produces faster results.
(2)  This is the safest form of tooth bleaching.
(3) Gum and tooth sensitivity (formerly drawbacks to in-office bleaching) are more controllable today due to thicker peroxide gels (that don't soak into the teeth as much as previous gels) and the use of desensitizers such as potassium nitrate and fluoride.


 

2.The In-Office Teeth Whitening Procedure 

 

 


 

While details may vary, a fairly standard routine is followed. Typically, the steps involved are not painful or uncomfortable; in fact, many patients doze or watch a DVD or TV during the procedure.


A cheek retractor is inserted into the mouth, exposing all the "esthetic zone" teeth (teeth that are visible when you smile).

(1) A liquid rubber dam or hardening resin is painted onto the gum tissue to protect against any irritation caused by the bleaching gel.

(2) A bleaching gel containing hydrogen peroxide is applied to the esthetic zone teeth and kept on for approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

(3)  The bleaching gel is suctioned or washed off, and fresh gel is applied for one or more additional periods of 15 to 30 minutes.

(4) Some whitening treatments incorporate an intense light that is focused on the teeth and is said to activate or enhance the bleaching process. Opinions vary as to whether this light improves the bleaching outcome.

(5) Between gel applications, the teeth are checked to see how well they have whitened, and whether more bleach needs to be applied.

(6)After the final gel application, the cheek retractors are removed, the patient rinses and the immediate post-treatment shade change are measured. The teeth may whiten by as few as two to three shades or as many as eight (out of a total of 16). Part of the whitening effect is due to dehydration during the bleaching process, which makes the teeth look whiter than their true new color. That color will emerge after a couple of days.

 

Tray based home teeth whitening

The trays are tailored to fit the exact contours of your teeth and are specially molded to fit into your mouth like a gum shield. This allows the home teeth whitening gel to closely contact your enamel to produce an all over, consistent, whiter smile. Ready made trays from other home teeth whitening products simply don't allow the close contact that is required to create such even results.


The next step in your home teeth whitening process is a 30 minute to 1 hour consultation at The Dental Clinic where your dentist will provide you with your first treatment and will inform you how to use the trays at home. Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you have about home teeth whitening. You will be advised on the best period of time to wear the trays to achieve the desired results.




Once your dentist has started your teeth whitening treatment, you will need to continue the whitening as directed at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over several days for between 60 and 90 minutes per day. By applying a small amount of the gel to the specialized tray and fitting the tray onto your teeth, the home whitening system will remove most stains.

 



 

Home knit whitening guidline

1) Once you've had bleaching trays made, when you get home to use these you will have also been given some tubes of whitening gel.
2) The first thing you would do is brush and floss your teeth; make sure you're applying it to clean teeth surfaces.
3) You take your tray and apply the bleach on the interior surface of the tray on the front parts of the teeth and apply a small amount of the jail onto the internal surface and then you would put the tray into your mouth over your teeth squishing it right down so it fits snug over your teeth.
4) Any gel that would come out the bottom of the tray would be wiped away either with your toothbrush or a dry cloth. You would wear the tray with the gel for whatever amount of time your dentist has recommended.
5) Upon taking the tray out of your mouth, you want to make sure that you get all the bleaching material out of your mouth as well. So you would brush your teeth thoroughly and floss, and then you clean the tray afterwards.

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