Teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental procedure used to lighten tooth color.
Having bright-white teeth enhances your appearance and this is one of the main reason people choose bleaching their teeth.
There are several ways for obtaining a gleaming white smile. One popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that can be very effective in whitening teeth. Teeth bleaching only works on natural tooth enamel, so if you have fillings or crowns, it is important to take in consideration this.
After the teeth whitening procedure, you should replace any old fillings or crowns to match with the color of the newly bleached teeth.
Unfortunately, the dental bleach will not permanently whiten your teeth. The longevity of your new smile will depend on how often you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. A touch-up may be needed every several years.
Professional teeth whitening normally requires two visits. First, Dr. Catalin Florin Arhiri will made a mold of your teeth to create a mouthpiece.
At your second appointment, the dentist will verify if the mouthguard fit properly and will make any adjustments will be needed. The mouthpiece is worn with a special whitening solution. Depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening, you will have to wear the mouthpiece with the whitening solution twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks. Tooth sensitivity can be expected during the time you are whitening your teeth, but the side effect is usually short-term.
Dr. Catalin Florin Arhiri will give you care instructions for your teeth and trays. To maintain your healthy white smile, you should visit the cabinet office regularly.