The term “professional teeth whitening” refers to the whitening of your teeth using special whitening agents. This procedure is usually carried out by a cosmetic dentist who has received special training in teeth care. You can also have your teeth whitened at home if you are prepared to spend a little bit of money and make an effort. The following article looks closely at the pros and cons of professional teeth whitening Adelaide procedures.
The most common method of professional teeth whitening involves applying a bleaching gel (or sometimes liquid nitrogen) to the tooth’s surface where the stains are. The gel is generally applied with a small brush, and then the area is covered with a protective shield that can be removed and replaced with a new one. Once the new shield has been replaced, the bleaching gel is applied again, and a laser is used to activate the gel and cause it to work faster than normal. This causes a quicker reaction from the whitening agent, which helps to lighten the shade of colour. The whitening can last for up to several weeks after the initial treatment, and it is important to keep the treated area very clean to avoid further staining.
Another popular method of professional teeth whitening Adelaide carried out by dentists is using a laser to activate the gel. The laser activates a chemical in the whitener, which works rapidly to remove the stain from the tooth’s surface. Laser whiteners are typically more expensive than other methods, but they tend to work much better on darker tooth colours than at-home products. This method is not suitable for all dental problems and is best carried out by a dentist. Laser whiteners can be used for up to three months after the initial treatment, and they are far less likely to cause gum irritation than a standard tooth bleaching procedure.
A third option would be to use a professional teeth whitening solution. In-office teeth whitening solutions contain a strong concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is known to have disinfectant properties, which means that it will kill any bacteria present on the teeth. A strong dose of hydrogen peroxide is usually applied to a tray fitted with specially designed whiter plates, and this is then left for a set time.
After this time, the tray is removed, and a new one is fitted. This procedure works by applying a new layer of hydrogen peroxide to the teeth. It produces a chemical reaction with the stains that causes the colour to change from its original dark brown colour to a bright white one. This process can take several hours to complete, but after complete removal of the old discolouration, a bright smile again looks possible. However, as the new whitener will only work effectively if you maintain good oral health, it is highly recommended to visit your dental professional to follow up visits.
There are also home teeth whitening Adelaide available for purchase online. Some of these are lower strength forms of professional whiteners, and they are meant to provide you with a temporary teeth whitening effect. These can be purchased easily online, and after using them a couple of times, you can switch to the higher strength products. If you want a more permanent solution, it is advisable to visit a dental clinic and get a professional teeth whitening solution.