Safe & effective teeth whitening at Perfect Dental Clinic
Teeth whitening uses special bleaching material on the teeth surface to brighten up the shade or color of the teeth. There are two different whitening procedures: in-office whitening and self-whitening at home. In-office teeth whitening uses highly concentrated bleaching gel for faster results. Self-whitening at home takes slightly longer since the concentration level of the bleaching gel is lower than that used in-office for your safety. At home, patients use customized trays and bleaching gel for 2 hours during the daytime or while you sleep at night for 2 weeks. Materials for teeth whitening are all imported from the US and proven its safety for both gums and teeth. Some patients may experience temporary hypersensitivity, which is a common symptom. If that happens, stop the procedure temporarily and resume 1~2 days after.
In-office bleaching provides the quickest way to whiten teeth. With in-office bleaching, the whitening product is applied directly to the teeth. These products can be used in combination with heat, a special light, and/or a laser. Results are seen in only one, 30- to 60-minute treatment. But to achieve dramatic results, several appointments are usually needed. However, with in-office bleaching, dramatic results can be seen after the first treatment. This type of whitening is the most expensive technique. Whitening is performed by applying a high concentration of oxidizing agent to the teeth with thin plastic trays for a short period of time, which produces quick results. The application trays ideally should be well-fitted to retain the bleaching gel, ensuring even and full tooth exposure to the gel. Trays will typically stay on the teeth for about 15–20 minutes. Trays are then removed and the procedure is repeated up to two more times. Most in-office bleaching procedures use a light-cured protective layer that is carefully painted on the gums and papilla (the tips of the gums between the teeth) to reduce the risk of chemical burns to the soft tissues. The bleaching agent is either carbamide peroxide, which breaks down in the mouth to form hydrogen peroxide, or hydrogen peroxide itself. The bleaching gel typically contains between 10% and 44% carbamide peroxide, which is roughly equivalent to a 3% to 16% hydrogen peroxide concentration.
Self -Whitening Program
(Custom-Made Trays & Whitening Gel)
Impression of upper & lower teeth must be taken in order to custom make personalized whitening trays.
- Brush your teeth first.
- Apply bleaching gel onto the trays (Make sure to place gel on the area where it touches teeth surface)
- Wear the trays over your teeth.
- Wipe off excessive gel.
- Wear the trays for more than 5 hours. (It is best to wear trays while you sleep at night)
- Remove the trays next morning and rinse inside the mouth well.
- Wash the trays with cold water using a toothbrush.
- Store the trays inside the case.