Teeth Whitening is the process of lightening the colour of teeth, using a peroxide-based gel that may be activated by light to accelerate its action. Many people achieve a fantastic result when they have their teeth professionally whitened, as professional teeth whitening is the only safe and effective way to whiten suitable teeth. Many over-the-counter products are ineffective.
The process of teeth whitening has the potential to cause damage to teeth, gums and other soft tissues. This is why it is important for your dentist to carefully analyse your teeth for suitability.
A proper assessment for teeth whitening includes:
During the process of having your teeth whitened (especially during Zoom Whitening), you may be aware of a ‘buzzing’ or ‘bubbly’ sensation on your teeth. Some people may get short, sharp pain sensations during the process. Others have an aching feeling in their teeth for several days afterwards. Many people experience a temporary increase of sensitivity to cold foods and drinks. If you experience any of these after Teeth Whitening, please let us know.
It’s important to realise that the whitening gels do not change the colour of fillings, crowns or veneers. When the natural teeth are whitened, it is often necessary to replace existing fillings, crowns and veneers to match the new colour.
If your dentist determines that teeth whitening will not achieve the result you are looking for, he will be able to recommend other solutions. For example, dental porcelain veneers will mask the colour of your natural teeth, and can be customised to the brightness that you desire.
We offer a choice of two Teeth Whitening methods at Lasting Impressions Dental:
Whitening Trays This is sometimes called Take Home Whitening, and is a gentle and effective way to whiten your teeth gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days at home. You can use the whitening trays during times when it’s most convenient to you. Many people prefer to wear the trays while sleeping, so that their teeth whiten overnight: others wear them during quiet times of the day.
Our dentists will make a mould of your teeth and custom-make two whitening trays that will fit snugly over your top and bottom teeth. The trays are thin and flexible, and are trimmed to be as comfortable as possible. We will show you how to use the whitening trays and how to safely load the whitening gel into them.
Zoom Whitening If you prefer a faster whitening solution, you might want to select Zoom Whitening. This is a procedure that takes around 90 minutes to complete, and is done in our rooms. Zoom Whitening accelerates the whitening process, giving you results on the same day.
Your dentist will apply a strong whitening gel to your teeth, and will activate the gel with a bright blue light. This process is done up to three times during the appointment, with the teeth being thoroughly rinsed and dried between applications.
If you would like to discuss teeth whitening options with a dentist in City, contact DAD’S CLINIC.