- By J. Williams
- Published 11/14/2011
A good smile always makes your looks special and at the same time, it gives you self confidence. However, you would be in a drastic situation when your teeth are not as white as you might wish. In such scenario, you may have to go for cosmetics dentistry process to make your teeth white. This procedure is also known as Teeth Whitening which is use to lightens teeth and removes discoloration and stains. This is a cosmetic dentistry formula recommended for the patients with healthy, un-restored teeth and strong gums. This procedure is not recommended for the children who are under age of 16, allergy patients, peoples with sensitive teeth, pregnant women and those who have gum diseases. Moreover, smokers or persons with brown colored teeth cannot expect great result if they try to apply for this kind of cosmetic dentistry method.
This procedure can be classified using two different approaches. One is at-home bleaching which is done using bleaching gel, whitening strips, whitening toothpastes or various other systems brought from dentists, stores or through the internet. And, the other approach is known as in-office bleaching. This approach is considered much safer and it has better results. This procedure usually takes 30 minutes to 90 minutes by the dentist and may require three appointments with your dentist. Firstly, they apply a special gel with the gums to protect them from the whitening agents. After that, white gel will be applied. Hydrogen peroxide is the most common whitening
agent that is often used.In case of such a cosmetic dentistry procedure, dentists use lights over the place where whitening agents goes. Some dentists started using laser as a high speed alternative to conventional whitening procedures. This is new technology which is expensive; however this technology satisfies its beneficiaries. Apart from that, its effectiveness and safety have not been determined yet. The other home teeth whitening option is to use products buying from dentists, websites or various drug stores. In these cases, costs are a little bit higher than those of whitening strips or white gel. Results are noticeable in about 4 weeks. One of the best benefits of home teeth whitening is that it involves a few risks. For this, you should keep a few things in your mind. At first, you should carefully the recommendations of others who may have used the products that you intend to buy. You should try to use a kit that allows some customization of the mouthpiece to make your teeth white.
At his modern, comfortable office, experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. J. Ladd Williams provides the Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale areas with the latest in dental procedures and techniques to help patients achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles. For more information please visit: cosmetic dentist
At his modern, comfortable office, experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. J. Ladd Williams provides the Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale areas with the latest in dental procedures and techniques to help patients achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.
by J. Williams