Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.Teeth Whitening is a specific treatment in JSP Dental Clinic for those with stained or discoloured teeth. As the name suggests, it is the process of improving the colour of your teeth. Teeth can become stained or discoloured for multiple reasons. The most common cause is dietary habits; your teeth will be discoloured if over time you drink large amounts of caffeine, sugary drinks, red wine or tea, or if you smoke or take certain medicines.
Types of Tooth Whitening
- Vital Whitening
- Non-Vital Whitening
The most common type of vital tooth whitening uses a gel that is applied directly to the tooth surface. This product contains some form of hydrogen peroxide. First, your dentist, will apply a substance that covers and protects the gums around the teeth. Then, the whitening agent will be placed on the teeth.Some whitening agents are activated by a laser light, special lights or by the heat from these lights. After the whitening agent is applied, the dentist will shine the light on your teeth. If they are badly discolored, your dentist may suggest that you continue the bleaching process at home for a few days or weeks.
Vital whitening may not improve the appearance of a tooth that had root-canal treatment because the stain is coming from the inside of the tooth. If this is the case, your dentist will use a different procedure that whitens the tooth from the inside. He will place a whitening agent inside the tooth and put a temporary filling over it. The tooth will be left this way for several days. You may need this done only once, or it can be repeated until the tooth reaches the desired shade.
We will use a whitening solution with or without a bright light to improve the shade of your teeth. This method usually involves a strong chemical bleaching agent, so it is important to receive treatment from a qualified dentist. Alternatively, your dentist will prepare a take-home whitening kit of clear custom trays and whitening gel. This method may take longer to achieve ultimate results and is dependent on consistent use, however it is less invasive than the other options, due to lower concentrations of bleaching agents.