What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth can be yellowed or discolored due to smoking or certain food and beverages (such as coffee and tea) and may be due to thinning in the tooth enamel layer with age. Some people have genetically yellow or gray teeth.
Dentists can offer teeth whitening treatment that in turn removes stains or discoloration of the teeth, making the teeth look whiter and brighter.
Is teeth whitening painful?
No! This procedure is very convenient and does not require anesthesia. You may experience tooth sensitivity after bleaching, so you should avoid too hot or cold foods and drinks in the first few days.
If you have a normal tooth sensitivity, your dentist can adjust your ovarian peroxide content. You may need extra whitening sessions to get to the desired color. But the sessions will be comfortable for you.
How long will it take to see the results?
This varies on a case-by-case basis. You may need more than one session to get the desired color, especially if you have very deep spots and pigmentation. On your first appointment, Dr. Firas will explain your course of treatment so that you have clear expectations before you begin.
How long will the results last?
If you take care of your teeth, and avoid food-colored teeth and drinks, you will only need to bleach once a year. But if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee or tea, the pigmentation will come back quickly.
Can I whiten my teeth even if I have fillings or other dental treatments?
Teeth whitening does not harm fillings, porcelain veneers, bridges or crowns. However, these prosthetic teeth do not change color with the teeth whitening material used. But if you get a big change in color, you may need to replace these combinations or fillings to match the color of your new, brighter smile.