Apart from staining, there are other factors that can affect the color of an individual’s teeth. Usually, genetics plays a significant role since some people have naturally brighter enamel than others. Disease can also be a cause and certain medications can cause a discoloration of the teeth. If you have the impression that there is a fundamental medical cause for your teeth discoloration, be sure to inform your dentist.
Teeth whitening is a procedure performed by cosmetic dentists to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. The term “teeth whitening” can be applied to a number of techniques that improve the brightness of the client’s teeth.
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Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. However, depending on your personal habits and dental hygiene, results can last for one to or more years. Usually, the procedure is very effective and you will definitely be pleased with the results.
There are a few teeth whitening procedures available that correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. While each work effectively, a specific procedure should be chosen depending on your objectives and commitment. This is why you should discuss the different options available with your doctor during your initial consultation.
Custom fit tray bleaching – this is a chemical process used to lighten the color of the patient’s teeth. The procedure can be performed wholly in the cosmetic dentist’s office or it can be performed at the patient’s home using a materials provided by the dentist. The home method is often used because it saves the patient from having to make an office visit for each treatment.
Before the process can be performed at home, your dentist will need to create a custom mouth tray for the patient. This is an essential component of the treatment. It guarantees that the correct amount of whitening solution is applied and that the patient’s teeth are properly exposed to this solution. This custom made mouth tray provides for a better fit than a one-size-fits-all mouth tray to help increasing the safety of the client.
Some patients experience discomfort from wearing the mouth tray. This usually goes away in quickly, but if you suspect that there is a problem with the fit of your mouth tray, call your dentist’s office. They will be able to make small adjustments that will minimize or eliminate the problem.
Britesmile teeth whitening – This procedure is done at your dentist’s office. A translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and then a special activating light is applied. The light activates the crystals in the gel, which absorb the energy and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth. The extent of the procedure depends on the degree of discoloration of your teeth.Generally, one visit is all it takes to obtain a brighter smile. However, the sudden change in the color of your teeth will be noticed by those around you right away.
Laser bleaching in Costa Rica – This process is also done at your dentist’s office. The same bleaching gel is applied to your teeth but instead of normal light, laser is used to activate the crystals in the gel. How long it takes to perform the procedure depends on the extent of discoloration you are trying to correct.
In most cases, the whole process can be performed in one visit to your dentist’s office. However, this is procedure is much more expensive even though it is also the quickest.
While bleaching is very effective, there can be short term disadvantages, such as sore gums or teeth from the bleach. However, these kinds of discomforts disappear when bleach use is discontinued. Some patients are more chemically sensitive than others. If you are one of these people, do not hesitate to inform your dentist so that you can be tested for sensitivity to the solution.
Scientific research shows that bleaching is completely effective in more than 78% of clients. However, when it comes to instances of serious teeth discoloration, bleaching may not be the best choice for you. Dental veneers or dental crowns may be work better. Dental bleaching is usually the first solution to try due to its lower cost.
Some people experience discomfort from wearing the mouth tray. This typically goes away in short order, but if you suspect that there is a problem with the fit of your mouth tray, call your dentist’s office. They can often make small adjustments that will minimize or eliminate the problem.
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