What Is Teeth Whitening and How Does It Work?

What Is Teeth Whitening and How Does It Work?

Whiter teeth can renew your face and smile, making you look healthier and more youthful. Professional teeth whitening procedures are perfect for people who have discolored or stained teeth. During a treatment, the dentist uses a powerfully concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel that removes dirt, debris and stains to bring back your teeth’s natural brightness and whiteness in one hour or less.

Non-Laser Teeth Whitening

Since professional bleaching gel has a higher peroxide concentration than over-the-counter products, teeth whitening performed in a dentist’s office provides the most color enhancement. The LUMIBrite Chairside Whitening System, which contains 35% hydrogen peroxide, is one such system. Before starting the procedure, the dentist places a rubber dam on the gums that is designed to prevent gumline irritation. Then, the gel is applied to the teeth for no longer than 60 minutes.

Light stains may take only 15 minutes to remove while deeper stains can take a full hour. Many patients get the results they want in just one session. However, some patients may need one more treatment in order to remove stubborn stains. The additional session may be performed in the dentist’s office or by the patient with a take-home whitening kit customized by the dentist in Tijuana.

Laser Teeth Whitening

In order to enhance the whitening effect of the hydrogen peroxide gel, a patient may opt for a power whitening, or laser whitening, treatment. During laser teeth whitening in Tijuana, the dentist uses a protective rubber dam and paints on the bleaching agent. Then, a laser or light is directed on the teeth, which activates the product and increases the whitening time in a gentle, penetrative manner designed to break up discoloration and stains in 3 minute to 15-minute treatments. Most people achieve a highly noticeable shade difference after a power whitening session. With some laser treatment systems, like Zoom!, patients can whiten their teeth by as much as eight shades.

Call us today, and one of our friendly patient coordinators will answer all your questions, give you an accurate quote, schedule your appointment, and help you make all the arrangements needed for your visit. Tijuana Dental Studio is your best option for all your dental needs.