The method of teeth whitening involves the use of a chemical agent that breaks down stain-producing chromogens on the surface of the teeth. The teeth whitening process is done with bleaching agents like Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide, also known as teeth bleaching. This procedure aids in the removal of stains from stained teeth. Teeth whitening treatment usually takes between 40 and 60 minutes.
Teeth Whitening / Teeth bleaching Process
1. Our dentist will carefully examine your teeth and let you know if you require any additional treatment. Also evaluate the overall condition of the teeth, as well as the health of the teeth and the health of the patient’s gums, before proceeding with the teeth whitening treatment.
2. The first step in your teeth whitening or teeth bleaching treatment will be to clean your teeth. Then they’ll put a rubber shield over your gums to protect them from the caustic dental bleach. After that, the teeth whitening solution is applied. The hydrogen peroxide-based whitening agent will then be applied to your teeth. The treatment will take between 30-90 minutes to complete.
Depending on the method used, the severity of your stains, and the extent to which you want your teeth to be white, you may need one to three appointments for the entire teeth whitening treatment.
Types of Teeth Whitening/ Teeth Bleaching
1. Vital teeth whitening
This teeth whitening procedure is performed on a tooth that is natural, vital, and healthy. The bleaching solution is applied to the vital tooth surface in this case. This treatment lightens and brightens your teeth effectively. Vital teeth bleaching can be performed in the dentist’s office or at home.
2. Non-vital teeth whitening
Non-vital teeth whitening procedure is performed on a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Intrinsic staining can occur in a root canal treated tooth. The tooth is then bleached with a teeth bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) and left for a period of time until the desired colour is achieved. Our dentist will then remove the filling and seal the tooth with a white (composite) filling.
* Teeth bleaching are not recommended for children under the age of six.
* Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
Frequently Asked Questions
Teeth whitening can last anywhere from one to three years. In some cases, however, the change may be permanent.
For a few days after the treatment, some patients may experience tooth sensitivity. This can be resolved through a conversation with our dentist, who will assist you in finding a suitable solution.