Teeth’s yellowing does not sound like an urgent dental condition but it severely impacts your self-esteem and confidence. Yellow teeth make you feel conscious about smiling, talking, and laughing in front of people.
Luckily, cosmetic dentistry provides the option of teeth whitening and the procedure is simple. A whitening gel, rich in oxidizing agents, is painted on to the topical surface of teeth and allowed to dry for 15-20 minutes. The oxidizing agents break down the stains present on the surface of teeth, rendering a lustrous and bright smile.
How is teeth whitening performed?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure and is performed by a professional under the supervision of a dentist. The process is quick and is easily completed in 60-90 minutes. Below is a step-by-step guide to professional teeth whitening.
The teeth whitening procedure begins with the dentist taking pictures of your teeth to compare with the final results. A shade guide is used to determine the expected result.
Professional dental cleaning is performed to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the surface of teeth. Clean teeth respond better to teeth whitening procedure.
A whitening gel, rich in oxidizing agents, is painted on the topical or visible surface of teeth. The concentration of the whitening gel depends on the shade chosen in step 1. The whitening gel is left on the teeth for 15-20 minutes.
A special blue light is shone over the teeth to release oxidizing agents from the whitening gel. The oxidizing agents break down stains and remove discoloration.
Clean water is used to rinse the mouth, and the process is repeated several times to achieve the expected results.
Pictures of the teeth are clicked again to compare with the pictures obtained in step 1. You will notice the visible difference immediately.
You can resume your lifestyle immediately after the procedure. However, you are advised to abstain from smoking and consuming tobacco-based products. Also, refrain from taking stain-causing foods and beverages like tea, coffee, red wine, sauce, etc.
At Jones and Hindbaugh Dental, the art and technology of modern dentistry are tactfully employed to systematically restore the damage and improve the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Dr. Erica Hindbaugh Jones' and Dr. Russel Jones specialize in creating a coordinated treatment plan to give you a complete smile makeover. Book an appointment with us today for a more youthful and healthy smile.