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Getting a Brighter Smile

Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

Brighter Smile
Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists also found that nearly 90% of patients requested tooth whitening.

Thinking about teeth whitening? Get the facts first. Here are five of the most commonly asked questions about the process.

Why Did My Teeth Change Color?

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:

Food and Drink

Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).

Tobacco Use

Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.

Age

Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.

Trauma

If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.

Medications

Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.
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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?

No, which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.

What Are My Whitening Options?

Talk to your dentist before starting. If you are a candidate, there are three ways to put the shine back in your smile:

Whitening Toothpastes

All toothpastes help remove surface stain through the action of mild abrasives that scrub the teeth. Look for the ADA Seal for safe whitening toothpastes that have special chemical or polishing agents to provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these types of ADA Accepted products do not change the color of teeth because they can only remove stains on the surface.

 

In-Office Bleaching

This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

At-Home Bleaching

Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a tray that fits on your teeth. You may also use a whitening strip that sticks to your teeth. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than what your dentist would use in the office.

Are There Any Side Effects from Teeth Whitening?

Some people who use teeth whiteners may experience tooth sensitivity. That happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of your tooth. In most cases the sensitivity is temporary. You can delay treatment, then try again.
Overuse of whiteners can also damage the tooth enamel or gums, so be sure to follow directions and talk to your dentist.

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Laser Teeth Whitening in Dubai – In Less Than 1 Hour‎

A Guide to Laser Teeth Whitening in Dubai

What is Teeth Whitening treatment? Who is eligible for teeth whitening? How much does Teeth whitening cost in Dubai? Do Teeth whitening hurt? How long does the whitening treatment take? Why laser teeth whitening in Dubai is very common for removing stained or discoloured teeth?

These are just a few of the many questions patients have about teeth whitening. Many of our patients inquire about whitening their teeth and the effectiveness of various whitening methods.

Why teeth whitening?

Most of the people in Dubai have serious problem with stained or discoloured of their teeth. Many things we use on a daily life are known to cause teeth discolouration. The beverages we drink (such as coffee, tea, red wine, cola and dark juices), the foods we eat (especially curries), and smoking tobacco products, can stain our teeth. Another factor is that of genetics: some people do find that their teeth are disposed to staining more than others. Others notice that their teeth start to yellow or darken with age.

The stained teeth is a very common problem. The professional dentists can fix in different methods depending on the type of staining. The laser teeth whitening in Dubai is one of most effective method for stained teeth treatment.

What is the teeth whitening treatment?

The Teeth whitening are the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth through a bleaching process to make them look whiter. Our doctor use a light-activated bleaching gel to whiten your teeth. This procedure usually takes 2 hours. Although you can see the results immediately, but you should follow it up by professional home whiten.

There are different systems for teeth whitening but the most common Teeth Whitening treatments are.

  • Laser Teeth Whitening.
  • Enlighten Teeth Whitening.
  • Zoom Teeth Whitening.
  • BriteSmile Teeth Whitening.

Each system has its pros and cons and our dentist will be able to advise you on which system would be best for your teeth.

The Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure.

Prior to starting the process, our hygienist will polish your teeth and remove any surface stains.
Then we make a record of the shade of the teeth before the procedure. This is either recorded using a tooth colored shade guide or by taking a digital photograph of your teeth.

Then the hygienist covers the gums with rolls of cotton and a protective gel material that becomes hard while applied to the gums. We use a cheek retractor  to keep the lips and cheeks away from the teeth. Then the dentist applies whitening gel to the surface of the teeth and exposed to a light or laser, which activates it (read more).

Book an appointment for Teeth Whitening in Dubai.

Do you still have question about treatment of Laser Teeth Whitening in Dubai? Or if you are looking to have bright smile, please book an appointment for consultation. Our doctors would be happy to meet you and answer to your questions at our clinic. We are committed to provide to our clients with the highest level of service. Our extensive range of services allows us to satisfy all of your dental needs in our office. In that case you do not have to make several appointments with various specialists. Here is some before and after pictures of Laser Teeth Whitening in Dubai.

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before and after laser teeth whitening in DubaiBefore and After pictures of laser teeth whitening in Dubai

before and after pictures of laser teeth whitening in Dubai

 

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