One of the first things that we notice about someone is their smile. Yellow, stained teeth can make even the nicest smiles look dull. Luckily, teeth whitening is considered to be one of the easiest and most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry today.
Most dentists offer teeth whitening procedures, so it extremely likely that your current dentist does too. However, there are several different types of teeth whitening procedures that a patient can choose from.
Firstly, many dentists recommend a procedure called deep bleaching to their patients who want to achieve whiter teeth. Deep bleaching works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. This causes the bleach from the whitening gel that the dentists uses to be absorbed deeply into the tooth. In turn, stain molecules will be dissolved and the teeth will be whitened several of shades. This procedure usually involves two to three in office treatments and is perfect for those who have extremely stained teeth. Many patients say that their teeth whiten to levels that they did not think was possible.
Secondly, laser whitening is another procedure that many dentists use to whiten their patients teeth. Laser whitening is preferred by many patients because it is fast and effective. Often times, the entire laser whitening procedure can be performed in about one hour. Laser whitening works by using a diode laser that activates whitening of the teeth. Dentists simply place protective coating on the patient’s gum tissue, then apply Target Chromophore In-phase Accelerated-activation gel that is activated when it is exposed to the laser’s wavelength. The laser needs to activate the gel for at least twenty four minutes and then the procedure is finished. The patient is then able to show off their whiter smile without having to revisit the office for any additional procedures. The results of laser whitening are not as dramatic as deep bleaching, however, the procedure is much more convenient.