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Teeth Whitening

The Ultimate Guide about Teeth Whitening In Dubai

Teeth Whitening is not simply self-pampering or a luxury, but rather an essential choice to opt for according to the condition of your teeth and to the dentist’s advice. Having discolored teeth is way more common than you think! And no one is immune to having unattractive, and stained teeth, especially if you do not take enough care of your teeth.

Teeth whitening is among the most requested cosmetic dentistry services around the world, and because your smile can tell so much about your habits, personality, and attitude, it is very important to take care of the look of your teeth and keep them shiny, bright, and healthy looking.

In this guide of GYA Dental Center we will go through all the details you need to know about teeth whitening, what are the options available for teeth whitening, and everything else from the cost, to the procedure, the side-effects, a guide of shades etc.

Our guide is comprehensive, will make you better informed, and help you understand teeth whitening more than ever.

What Do You Need To Know Before Teeth Whitening Treatment Starts?

What Is Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth whitening means effective bleaching for teeth in the case of discoloration. After opting for the procedure, teeth should look a few shades lighter, although it is not a permanent solution. It is a safe method that provides a fast solution for the loss of balanced and bright teeth color, either because of age, food, smoking, drinking, or discoloration and stains caused by the use of medications (e.g., tetracycline), infection, or childhood illness.

Why Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?

There are several reasons you get your teeth whitened, the primary reason for most people who get teeth whitening is discoloration. Even if you have excellent dental hygiene habits, you can have discolored, stained teeth, and sometimes permanent marks. The factors that play a significant role in the color of teeth range from food consumption to age, to various health conditions.

Teeth color and appearance cause many people to be self-conscious and sometimes insecure about smiling or even talking. Luckily, teeth whitening is not a complex dental treatment; it is smooth, easy, and highly effective, and can improve one’s confidence and enhance their overall appearance in short time duration.

So, for instance, if you have an important job interview, a big event, a special occasion, or even your daily activities, having good looking teeth will change your energy, guarantee you confidence, and hence success.

What Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Include?

Teeth whitening is a procedure that aims to give your teeth a lighter color, either for enhancing the natural color or if turned yellow, brown, or if they are stained. By visiting your dentist and making a consultation, you will know whether you are a good candidate for the procedure after you discuss the condition of your teeth generally. If you have any preexisting conditions, the suitable type of treatment will be determined. The treatment plan must be recommended by a dentist and carried out by either a dentist or a dental professional who is regulated for you to avoid complications and ensure excellent results.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Cost?

The professional teeth whitening treatment is one of the most efficient cosmetic procedures, but choosing the type of teeth whitening depends on your dentist’s advice. A dental professional will make sure that you use the best materials available. The newest technologies vary in its cost according to the type which your dentist will choose for you after the consultation, from bleaching to gels and trays, to strips, and finally whitening toothpaste.

How Many Teeth Whitening Procedures Are There?

There are several and different ways to whiten teeth, and choosing one over the other depends on the dentist’s advice and condition of the teeth, here are the most popular methods:

 

In-Office Teeth Whitening

There are a number of ways to whiten teeth, and choosing one over the other depends on the dentist’s advice and condition of the teeth, here are the most popular methods:

  • Opalescence Boost:

The Opalescence boost teeth whitening is an in-office method that takes up to an hour, the unique thing about this treatment as an in-office options is that it depends on a power whitening gel which contains chemicals such as fluoride and potassium nitrate, with the advantage of giving quick results, minus the irritating effects of heat and strong lights.

  • Laser Teeth Whitening:

The laser teeth whitening method is exclusively carried out by a dentist, it is one of the fastest treatments because the laser functions as a speeding agent for the whitening compound used, which will lift the stains off the teeth in no time. the treatment is painless and is suitable if you want a specific shade for your teeth, and also if you need to correct the discoloration of one tooth or many more.

  • Zoom Teeth Whitening:

Zoom teeth whitening is one of the latest methods of teeth whitening, it is a fast, safe, and long-lasting treatment as it takes only up to 60 minutes from start to finish, and leaves your teeth with much less sensitivity in comparison with every other teeth whitening procedure.

  • Professional Bleaching:

It is the most recommended and effective way, performed by a dentist exclusively. It is considered best because the materials used are richer in carbamide peroxide, which is the agent that causes teeth whitening. During the one-hour procedure (or a little more), you will get immediate results, and although it can cost more than the other two methods, but the results can be maintained for a longer period of time.

 

At-Home Teeth Whitening

  • Teeth Whitening Strips and Gels:

The teeth whitening trays and gels are another effective method. Still, it requires more time to see the full results. The gels are also peroxide-based, and once you wore the trays with the applied gel, it works on breaking down the discolored molecules and bringing the natural bright color of the teeth, it is applied and worn for several hours from three days and up to two weeks.

The teeth whitening strips are highly accessible, not expensive, and mostly work, and the results depend on the concentration of the peroxide contained in them.

  • Teeth Whitening Toothpastes:

The rule of brushing teeth at least twice a day does not come from nothing; whitening toothpaste does not change the color of teeth but instead remove stains effectively. The results could take a couple of weeks and are only noticeable if one follows the essential habits of teeth color preservation, which are reducing the consumption of certain foods and beverages that stain your teeth and by quitting smoking.

Which Side Effects Teeth Whitening Have?

The risks aligned with teeth whitening vary, first of all, sensitivity, especially if you have chosen in-office bleaching. The sensitivity after bleaching could be from temperatures or pressure, the risk of high sensitivity increases for those with gum recession or people who suffer from issues with their teeth restoration procedures, or teeth cracks.

Another risk could be gum irritation, which most likely could be accompanied by using trays and gels, and it should stop after finishing the treatment. But before opting for any method of teeth whitening, ask your dentist before getting the treatment about the best possible results and what is most suitable for you according to the condition of your teeth and overall teeth and gum health to ensure the best results are attained.

What Are The Differences Between Bleaching And Teeth Whitening?

The difference between the two terms, bleaching and whitening, are intricate. Whitening is about removing the debris and stains or permanent marks from the tooth’s surface to restore its natural color eventually. While bleaching aims at whitening teeth for the determined shade that would be lighter than the natural color of teeth. Teeth bleaching depends on whitening agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, while whitening teeth could depend on Prophy paste or toothpaste.

How White Can Teeth Whitening Treatment Go? 

It is vital to address the fact that not all teeth are susceptible to different whitening agents, in the same way; hence, the results vary from one person to another according to your teeth natural composition. Even if you follow certain habits routinely that can affect the color of your teeth, such as smoking, you cannot expect to get the same results as someone who does not.

Even if you whiten your teeth, the final color after the procedure will not last as long as desired.

Keep in mind, the general rule you might want to follow is to have your teeth as close as possible to the whites of your eyes, because most dentists consider this to be the most natural-looking shade, and it remains in harmony with the rest of the face.

How Many Shades Lighter Will My Teeth Become After Whitening?

Teeth whitening begins by using the teeth whitening shade guide by your dentist; it is a simulation of prosthetic porcelain or plastic teeth. First, determine the shade of your teeth before the treatment, and then decide which shade is best suited for you as a result, and it is usually two or three shades lighter than the natural, untreated color of teeth.

When Might Teeth Whitening Do Not Work?

Teeth whitening might do not work if you have dental crowns, veneers, or dentures. And in these cases, you might want to do regular cleaning if there are stains because the composition of such restoration does not respond to the whitening materials.

How Are Teeth Whitening Work With My Root-Filled Tooth?

There are many options to whiten a single tooth that has been root-filled. Still, the most efficient method in the case of root-filled teeth is the inside-outside method, the procedure will start by drilling a small hole into the discolored tooth from the back-side, and will get the whitening product to the center of the tooth which is called the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber of the root canal tooth will restore the brightness and have no more stains or discoloration, and then will be sealed again to avoid leakage of the whitening agent.

What Are Home Teeth Whitening Kits?

Teeth whitening is incredibly popular and demanded, which led to many misconceptions about it. The validity of many teeth whitening products in the markets is questionable, one of them being the home whitening kits, which carry some risks to their users. It is best to go to a dental professional only when choosing to get your teeth whitened.

Teeth whitening kits do not guarantee you are getting the right shade. You will most likely misuse the mouthguard because the ready-made ones are not designed to fit everyone, and this will cause leakage in the bleaching gel, which is risky for your dental health; also, the amount of whitening product in the home whitening kits is most likely ineffective.

What Do You Need To Know During Teeth Whitening Treatment?

How Long Do I Need To Wait To Start The Teeth Whitening Treatment?

After completing the dentist’s assessment of your teeth condition and making sure that you choose the right treatment for you, you are ready to start the procedure, and it usually takes no longer than one hour.

How Long Do Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

The in-office bleaching procedure takes about one hour, and, in some cases, up to ninety minutes, it depends on your teeth condition and how stained they are. Teeth whitening might take you up to three visits to the dental center.

As for the strips and gels method, it requires more time to see the full results; and once you wore the trays with the applied gel it works on breaking down the discolored molecules and bringing the natural bright color of the teeth, it is applied and worn for several hours from three days and up to two weeks.

What do you need to know after teeth whitening treatment finished?

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

After whitening, Teeth will preserve the obtained color after the treatment if you take care of your teeth correctly from six months up to one year. Still, if you are a smoker and consume sugar-filled drinks, coffee, or any other products that affect your teeth’ color, the results will not last as long as one month.

How I Keep My Teeth White After The Whitening Treatment?

The general dental health maintenance tips are applicable if you have chosen to whiten your teeth; these include avoiding colored foods and drinks like coffee, tea, and wine, especially the week following the teeth whitening treatment.

Quitting smoking is not only beneficial for your dental health, the appearance of teeth, and their color, but also for your health in general, so if you are determined to keep your teeth white after the treatment, benefit from that and do yourself a favor by quitting smoking altogether.

Following ethical hygiene rules (brushing, flossing regularly), using potassium nitrate-rich toothpaste for people who have highly sensitive teeth. And most importantly, regularly visiting the dentist at least twice a year.

 

Conclusion

Teeth whitening is a safe and relatively comfortable procedure, if you follow the advice of your dentist, before and after the treatment. Because your dentist knows best, the right and optimal type of treatment will be chosen for you. If any complications occur, always remember to contact your dentist.

9 min Read | Originally published March 20, 2018 – Updated Auguest 16, 2020

Written by Dr. Gabriella Aftene

Dr. Gabreilla started her career at the University of N. Testimiteanu Medicine and Pharmacy, she went on to continue her studies at the University of Carol Davila Medicine and Pharmacy. She continued her education in Germany Frankfurt, Italy Genoa, Spain Seville, Portugal Lisbon and France Lyon.

Topics: Teeth Whitening

Our aim of this article is to spread awareness about general oral health, We do not consider all the information and the advice presented a substitute for consulting your dentist. Therefore, We would like to invite you to visit GYA Dental Center to know more about dental treatments, we will be happy to provide the best consultation regarding your case.

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