Are you worried about your yellow teeth? Sparkling white teeth are the secret to a healthy and happy smile. So to get pearl white teeth, your best option is teeth whitening Dubai. Visit your dentist today for a fast, safe, and effective treatment.
Your teeth color is a good indication of good oral health. When it comes to teeth, people indeed have different shades and tints. You need to understand that the color of your teeth depends on multiple other factors. Certain habits and food tend to stain your teeth.
If you are in the habit of smoking and consuming dark pigmented foods and drinks, there are chances to stain teeth. Your teeth could take on a depressing yellow or grey hue depending on your dental check-up frequency, oral hygiene routine, and genetics.
If you would like to get your smile back to a youthful, healthy white – teeth whitening treatment might be a good option. Are you planning to go for teeth whitening? Get your facts first. Here we discuss a few of the most common questions about dental whitening.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening or dental whitening as it is called is an effective way of lightening the natural color of the teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. The technique cannot make a complete color change, but it can lighten the existing shade of your teeth.
It is a simple procedure as your dentist generally uses a chemical to whiten your teeth. The teeth whitening products commonly use either of the two tooth bleaches, namely hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
These bleaches act on your teeth and break stains into smaller pieces thus making the color less concentrated. As a result, your teeth brighten up.
Over the last few years, dental whitening has become one of the most frequently requested dental procedures. People generally demand whiter, more perfect smiles, and hence many choices for tooth whitening are available these days. These also include home-based products such as gels, toothpaste, and films.
Teeth whitening will make you feel confident and look younger when you smile. There are several over-the-counter kits available in the drugstore which are cheap. They offer the convenience of at-home bleaching without having to visit your dentist. However, these kits are slower and less effective than professional whitening.
Moreover, you do not get the guidance you need at home as there is no dentist supervision. If you indeed want pearly white teeth, you must invest in a professional teeth whitening administered by your dentist.
There are several reasons for opting for dental whitening. Very few people have brilliant, sparkling white teeth. Your teeth can become discolored as you age.
Food like coffee, red wine, blackcurrant, and tea can stain the surface of your teeth. Smoking also contributes to the staining of teeth.
Calculus or tartar also affect the color of your teeth. Few people have staining under the tooth surface. These stains are caused due to certain antibiotics or tiny cracks in your teeth that take up stains.
Why Are Your Teeth Whitening Options?
There are primarily four ways to whiten your teeth. You must consult your dentist before select any of these options:
1 Stain Removal Toothpaste
Toothpaste can remove stains on your teeth’s surface to some extent. You can achieve this by the mild abrasives present in the toothpaste.
You should use a particular kind of toothpaste that has earned the ADA (American Dental Association) Seal of Acceptance for stain removal for the whitening purpose.
This seal is clearly visible on the toothpaste package. These kinds of toothpaste have additional polishing agents. These agents are effective in removing stains and are safe for your teeth.
In comparison to bleaches, ADA-Accepted products do not change the color of teeth. They can effectively remove stains from the surface of your teeth.
2 In-Office Bleaching
In-office bleaching or chairside bleaching procedure as it is called usually requires only a single visit to your dentist. During the procedure, your dentist will apply either a protective gel or a rubber shield to your gums to protect them before using the bleach.
Your dentist will use whiteners at dental clinics that might have as much as 35 percent to 45 percent peroxide. In contrast, over-the-counter teeth whitening kits like whitening strips or trays usually have just 7 percent peroxide.
3 At-Home Bleaching from Your Dentist
During the pandemic, you may find an at-home dentist who can provide you with a custom-made tray for at-home whitening. Your dentist will give instructions on how to place the bleaching solution in the tray. The amount to be used will also be mentioned.
At-home bleaching could be a preferred option if you feel comfortable whitening your teeth in your own home at your own pace, under the guidance of your dentist.
4 Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products
You can avail of different options online or in your local grocery store, such as strips or toothpaste that whiten your teeth by bleaching. The bleaching agent has a lesser concentration in toothpaste than what your dentist would use in the office.
If you are planning to use an over-the-counter bleaching kit, discuss it with your dentist. Then look for a bleaching kit with the ADA Seal of acceptance. The kit having the ADA seal means it has been tested to be safe and could effectively whitening your teeth.
Bleaching vs. Whitening: What is the Difference?
According to the FDA, the “bleaching” term is used when your teeth are whitened beyond their natural color. This rule applies strictly to products that contain bleach, contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
Whereas the term “whitening” refers to restoring your tooth’s surface color by removing dirt, plaque, and debris. It is also called teeth cleaning. So any product used to clean the teeth like toothpaste is considered a whitener. As the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, it is more frequently used even when describing products that contain bleach.
The bleach is preferred for in-office whitening, as it is more powerful and fast-acting hydrogen peroxide. When used on your teeth, hydrogen peroxide concentrations range from 9 percent to 40 percent.
By contrast, the whitener used at home is slower-acting carbamide peroxide, which further breaks down into hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide has only about a third of the strength of hydrogen peroxide.
Side Effects – Teeth Whitening Dubai
It has been observed that only few people who use teeth whiteners experience tooth sensitivity. The sensitivity only occurs when the peroxide in the whitener passes through your enamel to the soft layer of dentin.
As a result, the nerve of your tooth gets irritated. However, overuse of whiteners might damage the tooth enamel or gums, so make sure to discuss with your dentist before use and follow directions.
When you experience gum irritation, you may also experience gingival irritation. When the whitening agent comes in contact with the soft tissues of your gums, you might experience irritation. The good news is that this side effect is temporary and should go away after your treatments.
Teeth Whitening Dubai – Aftercare
You need to take extra care of your teeth for the longevity of the procedure. The first 24 hours post-treatment is crucial. You must follow the rules post your treatment in addition to the guidelines provided by your dentist:
- Avoid beverages such as coffee, fruit juice, red wine, beer, dark sodas, and black tea as they leave dark stains.
- Also, avoid food like soy sauce, cured meats, chocolate, and some kind of fruit that might stain your teeth.
- Do not smoke, however limited use of e-cigarettes.
- Avoid using red or blue-colored toothpaste and mouthwashes.
Post tooth whitening treatment, try eating or drinking stuff that is light-colored, soft, and non-acidic in texture. Even after 24 hours, you should try to avoid food that stains your teeth.
If you revert to your teeth-staining food habits, then the treatment would be of no use. If you manage to keep up your good habits, your whitening procedure should last more than a year.
Some other tips include:
- Brush your teeth with water or white toothpaste immediately after eating anything that stains.
- Maintaining a good daily oral routine, should include mouthwash, flossing, and brushing every morning and night. This will reduce your chances for plaque to build up.
- Whitening touch-ups once in every six months is a good option. Especially if you smoke or drink a lot of dark beverages.
Treatment at Teeth Whitening Dubai Center
Visit our clinic for treatment for a brighter and confident smile. The treatment at the Dubai Clinic is the fastest and most effective teeth whitening dental solution to date.
The entire procedure will only take an hour, and you can see the results immediately. Prior to scheduling an appointment, your dental experts will examine the condition of your teeth.
During the session, your dentist will ensure your teeth are free of any dental problems or infections that might get in the way of the treatment.
During the procedure, your dentist will apply a whitening solution in the form of a gel. This will be left on the teeth’ surface for more than 15 minutes. This step could be repeated and might go up to three coats.
The teeth whitening procedure is safe, convenient, and long-lasting and takes less than an hour. With experienced dentists, state-of-the-art facilities, and the most advanced technology, we deliver the brightest, natural-looking smile you always wanted.