Get Brighter and Whiter Teeth With Teeth Whitening
Posted by EL CAMINO DENTAL ARTS on Jul 22 2020, 06:38 AM
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. As the name suggests, it is the process of getting rid of the stains from the teeth' surfaces, thereby leaving you with a sparkling white smile. The best part about teeth whitening is the amazing transformation you can see in such a short span of time. Moreover, the procedure is simple and leaves lasting effects.
Are you the right candidate for teeth whitening?
The dentist will thoroughly diagnose the oral cavity before commencing the procedure. Some of the factors that affect your candidacy for teeth whitening are the presence of cavities, ceramic restorations, receding gum line, gum diseases, etc. In such cases, the level of whitening produced would be highly uneven, which can leave a shabby appearance on your teeth.
Teeth whitening is carried out by a highly trained dentist in a dental practice. There are two types of in-house teeth whitening, namely conventional whitening and laser teeth whitening.
Conventional teeth whitening: In this process, the dentist conducts a thorough diagnosis of the teeth and cleans them before the procedure. This is done to remove the adhered tartar or food debris that could be deposited on them. The dentist then places a rubber dam on your teeth to cover the exposed root surfaces and the gum tissues from the whitening gel. The gel will be applied to the teeth and spread evenly. After a few minutes, it will be rinsed off, and you can see your teeth appear whiter than they used to. The procedure can be repeated depending on the severity of discoloration.
Laser teeth whitening: Using a laser in teeth whitening helps to speed up the procedure as a photosensitive whitening gel is used along with it. Upon activation, the gel liberates oxygen molecules, which penetrate the porous structure of the teeth and bleach the staining particles. Laser teeth whitening is highly effective, exceptionally quick, and leaves effects that last a long time.
At-home teeth whitening kits enable patients to stay in the comfort of their homes and carry out the procedure themselves. Patients who run on tight schedules may not be able to spend enough time in a dental practice to get teeth whitening done. When you visit our dental practice for the diagnosis, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and determine whether or not you can benefit from this process. Highly precise scans of the teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory for fabricating the whitening trays. Once they are finished, the dentist will hand them to you and guide you through their usage.
Before commencing the whitening procedure, you will have to clean the teeth thoroughly and ensure no food debris is left on them. Squeeze whitening gel into the compartments of the trays and gently place them on your teeth. The trays keep the saliva from diluting the whitening gel, which provides better and long-lasting results.
Call us at (760) 433-9255 or schedule an online appointment to have a personal consultation with our highly-experienced dentists. We would be more than happy to guide you further.