TOOTH
WHITENING

Tooth

whitening

For people that strive to have a brighter smile, tooth whitening is tried and tested solution.

At Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic, Tooth whitening in Malolos Bulacan is always a howling success. Dr. Keith Anne Magsakay can easily remove stains and discoloration. A smile makeover is a gift here waiting to be unwrapped.

Tooth whitening is a known procedure of Aesthetic and Prosthodontics.  However, unlike other procedures, this is a routine practice. Time to time procedure is needed to obtain the optimum result.

It produces the fastest results and also the safest form of bleaching.

HOW TOOTH WHITENING WORK?

Usually, whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches make the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

  1. First, the dentist will clean your teeth. This will scrape the build of food and plaques.
  2. Next, the dentist will put a gel on your gums to protect them.
  3. She will then apply the whitening product to your teeth, using a specially made tray to fit into your mouth.

Most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained:

AGING

INDULGING IN
TOBACCO

DRINKING COFFEE,
COLA, TEA OR
WINE

FALLING ON
OR HITTING A
TOOTH

TOO MUCH
FLOURIDE
(FLOUROSIS)

GENETIC

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GRINDING

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A dental disorder that makes the teeth yellow or brown.

What You Need To Know Before

You Have Tooth Whitening

1

Certain condition prevent people from having this procedure.

People that have  gum disease, exposed roots, cavities, crooked teeth or gum recession can not have tooth whitening. It can cause further issues.

For example, decayed or damaged teeth need to be treated before the procedure. It can cause great pain if people with cavities proceed with this. The whitening solution will reach the decayed areas and affect the nerves inside the tooth.

People with porcelain crowns or veneers can’t also have whitening.

2

 

There are two types of staining: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.

Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth. This stain comes as a result of exposure to coffee, foods, and tobacco. Extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining. However, deep-seated extrinsic stains can only be removed by professional teeth whitening.

 

Intrinsic stains penetrate the interior of teeth. It is a result of external pressure, aging, and using too much fluoride. Commonly, this type of stain can be scraped with continuous brushing and dental cleaning.

3

The Difference between Bleaching and Whitening

Bleaching and whitening are different terms in the context of dentistry.

Bleaching refers to whitening teeth beyond their natural color. It involves using products that contain substance like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

On the other hand, whitening is restoring the teeth’s natural surface by removing plaque and stains. In daily life, you will encounter whitening products such as whitening toothpaste. This term is more used than bleaching when it comes to Philippine dentistry.

4

Tooth Sensitivity

After the procedure, you might experience tooth sensitivity for the next 24 hours. A dentist will advise you on this and will give you prescribed medications to relieve the pain.

5

Temporary Solution

As mentioned above, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. Depending on the person’s care, this procedure is needed to be routinely performed.

6

Keep Whitening Gel Away From The Soft Tissue.

As a side effect , tooth whitening can cause soft tissue irritation. Due to the solution getting on the gums, this is a common effect of the procedure.

DENTAL

FAQS

With continuous poor oral health habits, yellow teeth will always be the endgame. Without maintaining a proper diet, teeth can accumulate stains and develop discoloration. However, preventing stained teeth are possible. With regular brushing and flossing and other oral care, the result of teeth whitening can stretch for a long time.

The effects of whitening can last up to three years. As mentioned, with proper care, it’s result can vary as it’s a case-to-case basis.

Types of teeth whitening kits

Nowadays, teeth whitening kits are made available on the market. Unlike the traditional bleaching at dentists, people now do their own whitening. First, here’s a list of whitening methods.

Professional dental whitening – Offered by licensed dentist like our Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic, this whitening uses upgraded products that will instantly remove discoloration and statins.

At-home whitening kits – Available in some dentist office, this kit can bleach the teeth for up to four weeks. . This includes the bleaching agent or bleaching strips. Make sure to acquire a gel or a mouth guard that will prevent your gums against the bleaching material. Follow instructions religiously.

Whitening toothpaste – Continuous usage of whitening toothpaste proves to be effective in removing surface layer stains. Be sure to purchase ones that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It’s not you, it’s genetics. Yellow teeth can be a natural-born trait for you. But this doesn’t mean you can’t achieve brighter teeth.