Deep Bleaching – Los Angeles
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Many — probably most — people are dying to have teeth the color of the shades in the bleaching shade guide. But some patients are unsure if they even WANT teeth this light. We can bleach without going this white. But often, those same patients who originally tell me that they don’t want teeth that are “too white” end up being the patients who ask me if we can go even WHITER.
As the years go by, it’s easy for even the whitest teeth to become stained by certain foods or medications. The antibiotic tetracycline is known for causing the teeth to become yellow in color, and foods like beets or other dark-colored vegetables as well as beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea can all lead to permanent discoloration or staining of the teeth. There are many over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, from toothpaste to trays for home use, but these are often messy, time-consuming, and don’t really work that well. If you’ve tried some of these and have not found them to be successful, professional deep bleaching at your dentist’s office may be a better option for you.
Is Deep Bleaching Effective?
Professional deep bleaching is very effective for whitening natural teeth but does not work on crowns or dentures. The bleaching process and gel that is used in a dentist’s office is much more effective at whitening teeth than are home-use systems because the gel has a much stronger concentration of bleaching agent. Professional bleaching works well on teeth that are stained by the use of tobacco, that have yellowed with age, or that have been stained by medications or foods. After the bleaching agent is applied, a light source may also be used that speeds up the process and make it work more quickly. You can also get fitted at a dentist’s office for home bleaching trays that are custom-made for your unique mouth.
The Deep Bleaching Procedure
The deep bleaching procedure that is generally done at a dentist’s office is not painful and is non-invasive. Some resin or a rubbery substance is applied to the surrounding gum area before bleaching so that this tissue is not irritated by the bleaching gel. The gel, which contains hydrogen peroxide, is then applied to the teeth to be whitened and is left on for about 15 to 30 minutes. This gel is then washed away, and the second application of gel is then applied. Once the teeth are the desired shade of white, the teeth are rinsed, and you’re done! Deep bleaching should not be used by women who are pregnant or by anyone with gum disease or tooth decay that has not yet been effectively treated.
Why Use Deep Bleaching?
Professional deep bleaching should be used by anyone who wants to have their teeth whitened significantly due to serious staining. Since professional bleaching gel is stronger, the teeth can be whitened many shades lighter, and the heat and light that is available at the dentist’s office can intensify the action of the gel as well. The dentist can monitor the procedure as it is being done to ensure that you do not experience excessive gum irritation and the gels are thicker and less likely to soak into the teeth or surrounding tissues. Deep bleaching can be accomplished in one office visit, usually in two hours or less. The procedure is pain-free with fast results, and your new smile will restore your confidence and make you eager to show up at that high school reunion, wedding, or job interview.
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