Everyone dreams of being able to walk into a room and flash their smile easily captivating everyone’s attention in the room with confidence. Nothing will crush that dream quicker than a mouth full of grungy, yellow teeth. However, there is still hope for those with this problem in the cosmetic dental procedure of teeth whitening. There are many methods and procedures for teeth whitening. Some of the possible techniques are:
These procedures are performed by dentists for people that crave a brighter smile and are achieved by removing discoloration and staining of the teeth or simply making the teeth whiter from bleach.
"Everyone dreams of being able to
walk into a room of strangers
and flash their smile easily captivating
everyone’s attention in the
room with confidence."
Dr. Debra Bachus will perform this procedure in her office. This often takes more than one visit and takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Dr. Debra Bachus will apply a gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect them and then apply a bleaching agent to your teeth. She might use a special light or laser to increase the effectiveness of the bleaching agent. Keep in mind that lasers can be used, but are not currently on the ADA list of accepted products.
You can get at-home bleaching products from Dr. Debra Bachus. Most of these products use a peroxide based gel that is placed inside a mouth guard to be worn overnight for a few weeks. These treatments are generally temporary and effects wear off over time.
Toothpastes advertised as “teeth whitening” contain chemicals or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness over “regular” toothpastes that use mild abrasives for minor surface stain removal.