While everyone dreams of a Hollywood smile, very few people have naturally bright, white teeth. There are a lot of factors like your diet (coffee, tea, soda) and lifestyle (smoking) that trigger the yellowing of your teeth. If you’ve been wanting to get rid of the unsightly color and stain on your teeth, you’ve come to the right place!
Teeth whitening is safe for healthy teeth and it does not damage the enamel. The in-office whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide which breaks down into oxygen that removes the stain and makes your teeth whiter while leaving your tooth structure unchanged.
Teeth whitening is conducted in one session. In order to do so, gums are separated and a special whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth. Depending on the structure of tooth tissue and the color tone, the doctor decides whether to use laser, halogen or LED to activate the gel.
The entire in-office teeth whitening treatment can take up to 40 minutes. We will do necessary preparations for gum protection, followed by the application of the whitening gel. A special light/lamp may or may not be used. Most of our patients watch Netflix or listen music while they’re getting their teeth whitened, others even fall asleep throughout their treatment.
Results can last at varying lengths depending on your lifestyle and oral hygiene, but in general, they can last for up to a year. Top up treatments every 3-6 months (or as prescribed by your clinician) will help maintain a beautiful sheen, especially if you smoke or drink coffee or tea.
Caring for newly whitened teeth is easy! Maintain proper oral hygiene - brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily using a fluoride toothpaste. Get your teeth cleaned every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist or hygienist. To maintain the white color of your teeth, avoid acidic and dark-colored foods and beverages like tea, coffee, red wine, sports drinks, carbonated drinks and sauces like tomato, soy and curry.
If there is one tooth, which has a significantly darker colour than surrounding other teeth, it means that it lost its vitality or underwent a root canal treatment. In such a case, the whitening substance is applied by a dentist inside the tooth and is changed every 1-2 day until the desired colour is achieved. It usually takes 1 week and the results are astonishing. The new, whiter colour usually remains for an extended period of time.