Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

This procedure involves the use of bleaching agents or advanced whitening technology to remove stains and discoloration from teeth, resulting in a whiter, brighter smile.

In-chair teeth whitening” is a professional teeth whitening procedure that takes place in a Namo Dental clinics. It is often considered one of the most effective and fastest ways to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. Here’s how it typically works:

Dental Assessment

The process begins with a dental assessment. Our dental professionals will examine your teeth and gums to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for take-home teeth whitening. They will also discuss your expectations and goals for teeth whitening.

Impressions

If you are deemed eligible for take-home whitening, our dental professionals will take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fitted dental trays. These trays are designed to fit your teeth precisely, ensuring even and effective whitening.

Whitening Gel

The dental professionals will provide you with a professional-grade whitening gel. This gel typically contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which are safe and effective bleaching agents for teeth.

Instructions

You will receive detailed instructions on how to apply the whitening gel to the trays and how to wear the trays at home. Typically, a small amount of gel is placed in the trays, and the trays are then worn over your teeth for a specified amount of time each day.

Duration

The duration of the treatment varies depending on the specific product and the degree of whitening desired. It can range from a few days to several weeks.

Monitoring

Throughout the treatment period, you may have periodic check-ins with our dental professionals to monitor progress and ensure you are using the whitening system correctly.

Maintenance

Once you achieve your desired level of whitening, you may be instructed to continue occasional touch-up treatments to maintain the results over time.

In-chair teeth whitening is known for its speed and effectiveness. It can often whiten teeth by several shades in just a single session, making it a popular choice for individuals looking for quick and noticeable results. However, the availability and specific procedures may vary from one dental office to another, so it’s essential to consult with a dental professional to determine the best teeth whitening option for your needs.

 

Take-home dental whitening” is a teeth whitening method that allows individuals to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. It involves the use of custom-made dental trays and a professional-grade whitening gel provided by our dental professionals. Here’s how take-home dental whitening typically works:

Consultation

The process begins with a consultation with our dental professional. During this consultation, the dentist or dental oral health therapist will assess your current tooth shade, discuss your expectations, and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening.

Preparation

Before the whitening procedure begins, the dental team will take steps to protect your gums and soft tissues from the whitening gel. They may use a protective barrier or a rubber dam to isolate your teeth.

Application of Whitening Gel

A high-concentration whitening gel, often containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel is specially formulated to break down and remove stains and discoloration from the tooth enamel.

Activation

We utilise a specialised light to trigger the action of the whitening gel. This light plays a pivotal role in expediting the teeth whitening process by amplifying the gel’s efficacy.

Monitoring

Our dental professional will closely monitor the whitening process to ensure it is proceeding as expected. They may reapply the gel or adjust the treatment as needed to achieve the desired results.

Rinsing

After the desired level of whitening is achieved, the whitening gel is carefully rinsed off your teeth.

Assessment

The dental professional will assess the final result, and you will be able to see the immediate improvement in the shade of your teeth.

Take-home dental whitening offers several advantages, including convenience and flexibility. It allows individuals to whiten their teeth at their own pace and in the privacy of their home. However, it may take longer to achieve results compared to in-chair whitening procedures, and the degree of whitening can vary depending on factors such as the initial tooth shade and adherence to the treatment regimen. It’s essential to follow the dental professionals’ instructions carefully for safe and effective results.

Your Smile is Our Priority

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, able to provide patients with brighter teeth for instantly improved smile aesthetics. Patients also enjoy a marked improvement in their self-confidence when they choose whitening treatment.

Why do teeth discolour?

Everyone’s teeth are unique and discolour and stain in different ways. The discolouration or staining of a person’s tooth is typically caused by:

How does tooth whitening work?

There are multiple types of tooth whitening solutions available. There are essentially three categories that these fit into including pharmacy available products, Take Home (from dentist) packages and In-dentist clinic applied solutions.

When a whitening product is applied to the tooth, it breaks down into water and oxygen ions. The oxygen ions enter the enamel and attack the long stain molecules to effectively break them down to be short and colourless. These short and colourless molecules are then naturally removed from the tooth by saliva. The intensity of whitening is related to the number of oxygen ions available and the length of time they are on the tooth. (http://www.polawhite.com)

At-home treatments usually involve wearing a custom-made whitening tray that contains a bleaching agent gel. Patients are advised to wear the tray for a short period of time and the teeth will gradually become whiter. At-home treatments do not interfere with your daily routine and can be topped-up.

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