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Professional teeth whitening is a treatment to get your teeth to return back to their natural color. It will not make a complete change of color but will rather lighten the current shade with each treatment.
Teeth can be stained on the surface via food and drinks, for example coffee, tea or red wine. Smoking can make teeth appear yellowed. As you grow older teeth can become darker naturally.
Tartar or tooth decay can change the color of teeth, and staining can occur below the surface, this may be caused by micro fractures in the teeth or antibiotics. Some staining can also occur because of medicine or disease.
Laser teeth whitening (also known as light-activated teeth whitening) is one of the newest methods available for teeth whitening. Laser treatment involves using a beam of special laser light on the desired areas of the mouth. Laser teeth whitening is popular because the procedure only takes an hour, and results can be seen instantly. The treatment begins by using bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide gel or carbamide peroxide gel on the tooth enamel. The gel is then activated using a controlled laser light. The result is a faster, more effective procedure with results of up to a 10 shade improvement.
Zoom –The Zoom tooth whitening system by Discus Dental Inc. is very popular. Their hydrogen peroxide based method has a 32% hydrogen peroxide gel and an activator. The gel is mixed with the activator to form a bleaching system of 25% hydrogen peroxide with a pH of 7.5 to 8.5. The system uses a mercury metal halide light within the range of 350-400nm.
BriteSmile – BriteSmile is another popular teeth whitening system. The BriteSmile treatment features the BriteSmile Procedural Gel. The pre-packaged hydrogen peroxide compound with a 15% hydrogen peroxide concentration and a pH of 6.5 comes in a ready-to-use formulation. An ‘accelerator’ is also used during the second and third procedure to increase the effectiveness of the whitener. The light used is either a gas plasma or LED (light emitting diode) bleaching light with a wavelength between 400 and 500nm.
nce the teeth have been whitened the effect can last for up to a years. This will vary depending on the person and their behavior, if any substances, as mentioned above, which are taken will speed up the darkening process. To lengthen the effect it may be advisable to use a whitening toothpaste, also cutting down on sugary snacks and drinks.
How long does it take?
The 40 minute procedure is very effective for teeth that have been stained by smoking or stain-causing food and drinks, such as coffee or tea. It also whitens teeth discolored by medicines, such as tetracycline, or speckled by fluoride.
Professional bleaching a common form of teeth whitening, The active ingredient is either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. They work by breaking down and allowing oxygen access into the enamel, this makes the tooth color more light. The treatment must be done in stages and generally takes 3 to 4 weeks to complete. First a mouth guard is made, for this impressions of your teeth need to be made, once the treatment has been started, the rest of the treatment can be done at home. Generally this will mean putting the whitening product for 30-60 minutes per treatment. There are also treatments which are available where the product could be applied for up to 8 hours, meaning that results could be seen within one week.