The colouration of teeth has always been an important feature of one’s smile. If you are not pleased with the colour of your teeth, then you may be a candidate for bleaching.
Bleaching is a painless, simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The process involves the use of a mild solution, placed in a custom-fitted tray, that is worn over your teeth. No natural tooth surface is lost, and no anesthetic is required.
If you are not pleased with the colour of your teeth, then you may be a good candidate for bleaching. The colouration of teeth has always been an important feature of our smile. A number of factors can contribute to tooth discolouration. Tooth colour is largely a matter of inherited tendencies. Some of us are born with the tendency for lighter (or darker) teeth.
Generally, there are two different types of tooth-whitening systems. Active, which takes place in the dental office, or passive, which would take place at your home; both under your dentist’s professional supervision.
Regardless of which type of system is best for you, it is important to follow your dentist’s professional recommendations. Your dentist will offer you the best and safest treatment available.
This procedure is done in one or two appointments until the desired effect is achieved. During the visits, your dentist takes a number of steps:
This procedure involves wearing a custom-fitted appliance (tray) containing a mild tooth-whitening solution. This appliance will be worn for a period of days or weeks as prescribed for your situation. In many cases, night-time application alone is sufficient to achieve the results you desire. You will need to return to your dental office periodically. These appointments ensure that the whitening system is working effectively, and your teeth and gums remain healthy. For a person that has had a root canal and darkening has occurred, a bleaching solution can be placed inside the tooth. This can be replaced.
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