Instant Teeth Whitening Benefits And Risks | Vaughan Dentist

by | May 30, 2022

Are you tired of looking at your teeth and wish you could give them a better look in an instant? If you consider visiting a teeth whitening dentist, you may want to understand what they can do and whether it is suitable for your smile.

Instant teeth whitening dentist

Teeth whitening dentists aim to provide you with a better smile by improving the colour of your teeth. There can be various methods, but there are mainly two different ways to whiten your teeth at your dentist’s. 

The first way is bleaching. The second way is painting. Both bleaching and painting can be done in the dentist’s office. This also involves a dental examination to ensure your teeth are suitable for this cosmetic procedure.

Teeth bleaching

Instant teeth bleaching involves the dentist using specialized whitening agents designed to break down stains on your teeth. They are applied to the teeth and left for two to four hours. The colours then start to break down, and your teeth begin to look whiter.

The gold standard of bleaching is hydrogen peroxide-based gel. The teeth whitening dentist needs to apply UV light to activate this gel. They will place your mouth in a UV light, and your bleaching session will be over in around sixty minutes. The dentists often refer to this bleaching method as in-chair whitening.

Dentists also use the carbamide peroxide-based gel, aside from the one mentioned earlier. With this type of gel, a patient needs to wear special mouth trays to take effect in an instant. The teeth whitening dentist will fit your mouth with the trays and see you back in about thirty minutes.

If you have particularly resistant stains, your dentist may recommend using a laser to break up the colours. The laser is more intense and effective than bleachings gels. By controlling the intensity of the laser, your dentist quickly targets the discolouration on your teeth. 

Teeth painting

The alternative way to whiten your teeth is by painting them. The dentist will first examine your teeth to ensure that you are a good candidate for this procedure. Generally, if you’re pregnant, your dentist may not recommend this as a precaution. 

Cosmetic tooth paint is nothing like other whitening products in that it only lasts a short time and doesn’t penetrate your teeth. It’s applied similarly to how nail polish can be: You brush on the colour, let it dry, and go on about your day. 

Unfortunately, white tooth paint won’t work for several reasons. The greatest is that it won’t penetrate the enamel and therefore can’t whiten your teeth or reduce stains on them in any way! It may turn your teeth instantly bright, but you will still need to see your teeth whitening dentist for a retouch later on!

Another reason why this product likely won’t deliver what you’re expecting from its claims because cosmetic paints don’t stick well to hard, slippery surfaces like your teeth!

Finally, if no hydrogen peroxide isn’t one of the ingredients, then forget about seeing improvement. It can hardly stick to the surface; how much more in penetrating your teeth enamel? 

Is there any drawback?

Although you see instant results, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. The stains on your teeth will return. This means that the teeth whitening process is continuous. You will need regular bleaching sessions with your teeth whitening dentist to keep your teeth white.

If you are thinking about undergoing tooth whitening, you will need to decide whether or not it is worth the money.

Just like any other dental treatment, it may not be for everyone. The whitening agent is a potent chemical and can damage your mouth if used without the professional’s help. It may cause your teeth to become sensitive.

People who choose to undergo instant bleaching need to have good dental hygiene. Your teeth whitening dentist will recommend that you brush your teeth thoroughly after each session. This is very important as you need to be careful not to damage your teeth during the bleaching process.

Teeth whitening can cost you between $80 and $150. Teeth painted with bleaching agents are more expensive than bleaching. A session at your cosmetic dentist may cost $100 to $300.

What are your other options?

There are many products on the market, but hydrogen peroxide-based ones will give you better and more instant results than other options such as strips or trays. Just make sure not to use it multiple times in one day. Otherwise, your teeth whitening dentist warns you of the adverse effects that may happen! 

Consult your dentist

Teeth whitening is not for everyone. It is more expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures, and it can cause some dental damage. However, for many people, it is a worthwhile investment. If you’re not sure how to use the product or if there are any side effects from improper usage, then don’t hesitate to contact a Vaughan dentist to help you decide! We’re excited to see you at My City Dental. 

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