Let us understand how teeth whitening is done
What is the first thing you notice in someone? In most of the cases, it is the smile of that individual. Who does not want a picture-perfect smile? However, consuming dark-colored food items and excess tea, and coffee can lead to tooth discoloration. Teeth whitening is an effective solution to elevate your aesthetic quotient in a single sitting by lightening your teeth’ color by several shades. But have you ever wondered how teeth whitening is done? If you have the same burning question as most people, hold on. In the information provided below, we will briefly explain the mechanism and procedure of teeth whitening – brought to you by Advanced Dental Clinic Delhi.
Mechanism – how teeth whitening is done
There are various ways of teeth whitening, like at-home whitening using gels, strips, and professional teeth whitening is considered the safest and most effective option. The science behind teeth whitening remains the same for all of these methods. The concentration of whitening agent used is different for professional and at-home whitening. The whitening mechanism is that the chemical agent used is an oxide that is activated through some means, be it UV light, zoom light, or chemical reaction. Once activated, the whitening agent releases oxygen that attacks and breaks the staining compound.
Procedure – how teeth whitening is done
Consultation and Examination
There are two types of tooth discolorations – intrinsic and extrinsic. The teeth whitening methods work best against extrinsic stains. The first and foremost step in any professional teeth whitening procedure is consultation and clinical examination. Our experts at Advanced Dental Clinic Delhi will clinically examine your teeth and determine the cause of staining. A customized treatment plan is formulated based on the diagnosis and severity of staining. The number of sessions required and the concentration of the whitening agent depends on the severity of staining. Your teeth will also be examined for any tooth decay and gum diseases. If there are any dental issues, they need to be addressed before planning the whitening process.
Preparing for the Procedure
Once the eligibility is established and our team decides to proceed with the whitening, the next step is preparation for teeth whitening. Using an ultrasonic scaler, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and made suitable for whitening. Accumulated plaque and debris will hamper the action of the whitening agent. It is, therefore, important to do teeth cleaning before its application.
Soft tissue protection
Once the teeth are cleaned and ready for whitening gel application, your soft tissues, like gums, lips, and other sensitive areas like eyes, are protected. A barrier protection method is usually used by our team to protect these regions. The use of whitening agents is entirely safe when used on the teeth. The agents can cause irritation on the soft tissues, which is why at-home whitening is not suggested to ensure safety.
Application of Whitening Agent
Now comes the final step of whitening gel application. The most commonly used agents are oxides, and the strength depends on the severity of your stains. Our team ensures that you are comfortable and safe throughout the process.
Activation of agent
We use zoom light to activate the whitening agent to deliver fast and effective results in one sitting. You just have to relax and let the magic happen till you achieve your dream smile.