We live in a sophisticated age where we are exposed to a wide range of topics, one of which is the well-known term “Hollywood smile.” The pearly brilliant grins of Hollywood celebs attract us all. Believe me when I say it’s all down to the miracle of professional teeth whitening. Dr. Naveed Anwar is a certified professional who offers professional teeth whitening services, in a controlled and safe environment.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes both surface and interior stains from the teeth. It is important to note that teeth whitening can be done in one of two ways: chemical or non-chemical. Chemical techniques include bleaching using peroxide solutions, while non-chemical methods include scale, polishing, abrasives, and charcoal to remove stains from the surface of the teeth.
Two types of stains can be removed with a whitening procedure
Extrinsic stains or discoloration (on the teeth surface)
Intrinsic stains or discoloration (inside the teeth).
Extrinsic stains are caused by a variety of factors, including poor oral hygiene, a diet rich in colors (turmeric, wine, coffee, etc.), various cigarette products, red wine, and so on. On the other hand, intrinsic stains are caused by internal trauma, tetracycline, demineralization of enamel, hypo-mineralization of enamel, fluorosis, and genetics all play a part in defining the color of the teeth internally.
Types of Teeth Whitening
At the dental sense clinic, we offer two types of teeth whitening: in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits.
– Teeth whitening in the office
In-office teeth whitening is the best and most recommended method. In-office teeth whitening is the most reliable method for teeth whitening since it is performed in a controlled setting by a licensed dental practitioner. After performing all of the essential initial evaluations, the gums and teeth are isolated. Since chemicals (mainly peroxide) may irritate the gums and nearby soft tissues, isolation is required. To achieve the desired effects, in-office teeth whitening may require one or more visits. Only a licensed cosmetic dental specialist can provide you guidance on the level of teeth whitening to use.
– Professional take-home whitening kits
Since this type of whitening is also patient-centered (suits the patient’s teeth) and clinically made by a dental professional, professional and customized take-home whitening kits or trays are also deemed reliable. To acquire the required shade, take-home kits are combined with peroxide gel (the amount of peroxide gel can be varied for each patient) that is applied for a specific amount of time (as instructed by the dentist) to achieve the desired shade. The dentist will also show the patient how to use it and what precautions they should take.
To begin, our professional cosmetic dentists will gather information about your medical and dental history. After that, a comprehensive clinical and radiographic examination will be conducted, followed by the creation of a treatment plan.
The treatment and care plan is always centered on the patient and differs from one person to the next. Patients’ personal and financial choices are constantly considered in addition to treatment demands and requirements. To achieve the best results, our dentists utilize the safest and most controlled teeth whitening treatments. We use the most up-to-date dental technology and materials, which save patients time while giving the highest quality treatment.
Factors that influence how long teeth whitening lasts
It is crucial to realize that teeth whitening is not a long-term fix for discolored or stained teeth. Teeth whitening results might last longer if a few basic precautions are taken. These precautions not only help to keep the treatment in place and reduce stains, but they also help to maintain good oral health.
Some of the precautions are listed below.
– Oral hygiene: brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and using the proper brushing technique. Flossing at least once a day and rinsing with tap water regularly are sufficient.
– Diet: Consumption of stain-producing foods and beverages such as cola, coffee, red wine, and other similar beverages should be reduced or avoided.
– Tobacco products: Cigarettes and other nicotine-based goods (pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, and cigars) should be avoided at all costs as they not only discolor teeth but also have a significant role in the development of oral disorders including oral cancer.
1. Is it a safe option to whiten my teeth?
Yes, teeth whitening is safe when performed by a professional and certified dentist.
2. How long do you think the effects will last?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that necessitates meticulous aftercare and a diet free of stained foods such as cola, red wine, tea, and coffee. The more committed you are to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, the better the result will be.
3. What is the cost of the teeth whitening procedure?
The exact cost varies from patient to patient and the number of teeth to be whitened, and other preventive procedures if any. So your cosmetic dentist will be able to give you a final cumulative cost for your treatment.
We at our dental clinic offer professional dental cosmetic procedures following international protocols. Our dentists, hygienists, assistants, and staff are trained to give you a professional dental experience. Our dental clinic is located at 35 Zafar Ali Road Gulberg V Lahore Pakistan. Please feel free to contact us at our given numbers for any queries and information.