Teeth whitening is a non-invasive, cosmetic dental procedure that helps remove stains and discoloration on the teeth that are usually caused by pigments contained in various food and drinks, as well as in tobacco. This technique makes the teeth look whiter and brighter.
In-office teeth whitening is the safest approach to achieve a pearly white smile without the risk of teeth or gum damage.
Types of Teeth Whitening
If the patient has calculus or tartar buildup, it is recommended to get a dental cleaning before this procedure.
What type of Teeth Whitening method should I choose?
The one that best suits your needs and lifestyle. For example, if you are looking to wear a perfect smile because you are having an important event coming soon or you just like to save time, then in-office teeth whitening would be ideal.
On the other hand, if you are an organized person and you like to do things at your own pace, then the option of the kit at home will be convenient for you.
How white will my teeth get?
Teeth whitening results may vary from patient to patient. For example, more stained or discolored teeth won’t whiten to the same degree as initially whiter teeth. Teeth whitening has no effect on dental restorations like crowns, veneers, or implants.
How long does professional Teeth Whitening last?
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent, but it’s long-lasting (from six months up to two years). Although fading is inevitable, it is possible to slow down the process by avoiding staining food and drinks, and quitting smoking. Patients can “touch up” after the procedure with an at-home whitening kit if needed, once or twice a year.
Who’s the right candidate for professional Teeth Whitening?
According to your current oral health, the dentist will let you know if teeth whitening is advisable or not. This procedure is not recommended for patients with oral health conditions such as:
Any oral disease should be treated as a priority before undergoing a cosmetic treatment. You may also not be eligible if you are pregnant, under 18, or have another medical condition that could be aggravated with this procedure.
Does Teeth Whitening damage teeth?
Hydrogen peroxide, a key component in teeth whitening, infiltrates your enamel and dentin to remove stain molecules. Contrary to popular belief, dentin is the main target of the bleaching agents (not enamel), as dentin is what makes up the bulk of your overall tooth shade.
Too much hydrogen peroxide or too high of a concentration can lead to temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. Of course, the risk is minimal when performed at a dental clinic, where you’ll be evaluated to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure in the first place.
Cost of Teeth Whitening in Tijuana
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