Who doesn’t love the look of pearly whites? With simple but effective cosmetic procedures enhancing your physical appearance and being so accessible in today’s day and age, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. In-chair teeth whitening has also allowed for this procedure to be quick, cost-efficient and deliver immediate results.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that helps to remove stains from teeth and helps reduce discolouration.
There are take home kits which can be purchased from over the counter however, aren’t as effective as in chair treatments. The reason for this is because in chair treatments contain a higher percentage of peroxide and are gentler, leading to more effective results without damaging your tooth enamel.
The peroxide in teeth-whitening products is the agent which dissolves the organic stains in the tooth to change the colour and leave you with whiter looking teeth.
Also known as chairside bleaching, this is the most popular whitening technique in the cosmetic industry, and the process is monitored by specialists. It’s one of the most effective treatments and involves the use of the whitening agent directly to the tooth. The dentist examines the patient’s dental history to determine if there are any allergies and observe the soft and hard tissues.
The dentist will apply a protective gel or a rubber shield to your teeth, and then bleach is applied. Sometimes, your dentist can use a laser for long lasting effects. The process is most effective with yellow teeth however less effective with gray teeth. You can have visible results after a single treatment, which will take no longer than an hour.
The dental professionals here at Saratoga Dental will restore and brighten your smile by treating discolourations on the enamel of your teeth.
If you’re thinking of getting professional teeth whitening but unsure if you’re the right candidate for in chair, you can also try a recommended take home kit, which is just a simple treatment process with effective results, leaving you smiling like a celebrity in just a matter of weeks.
What are the benefits of teeth whitening?
- Restores your confidence
- Most cost effective way to whiten teeth
- Easy to maintain
- Simplest dental cosmetic procedure
- Improvement in overall oral health
To find out more, contact the team at Saratoga Dental.