If those stains on your teeth are making you self-conscious or resulting in a lack of confidence, consider teeth whitening!
Whitening gels contain active whitening ingredients such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide that penetrates your enamel to get to stained particles.
Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the stained particles in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth.
Some of the most common reasons for teeth turning yellow include drinking dark-coloured beverages such as coffee and tea, smoking, and not brushing your teeth well.
Acidic food and carbonated drinks will erode your teeth’ surface, hence increasing the rate of extrinsic staining.
The good news is, all these extrinsic stains are usually reversible and can be easily removed through teeth whitening treatment!
For in-office instant whitening, an activator (typically a source of blue light) is used to set off an oxidation reaction quickly and hence, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile almost instantly!
There are mainly two different types of teeth whitening services that Ocean Dental offers, each catering to different groups of patients depending on how immediate they wish to see the results.
In-office whitening refers to the whitening treatment carried out by dentists in the dental clinic.
At Ocean Dental, we use the Philips Zoom whitening system, which provides immediate results of up to 8 shades whiter in an hour time thanks to the light-activated technology.
The immediate effect is one significant advantage, especially for busy individuals who are looking for fast results. However, this option is usually more costly and maybe a little more sensitive to your teeth than the take-home whitening kit.
Regardless of which option you choose, you may experience some side effects of teeth whitening, such as tooth sensitivity and gum irritation.
However, they can be prevented with proper usage and minimized by the application of desensitizing gel on your teeth.
You will be able to see immediate effect after the In-office teeth whitening treatment. However, it may take a week or more to see the take-home teeth whitening kit’s effect depending on the gel’s concentration.
The effect of teeth whitening is not permanent. The duration of its effects varies among different individuals; thus, it is impossible to know how long your treatment’s effects might last precisely.
Generally, the effect can last for about a year, depending mainly on your dietary and lifestyle habits. Smokers and coffee/ tea lovers can expect to see their teeth getting stained more easily. Thus, the best way to maximize the effects if to modify your lifestyle and diet too.
Teeth whitening can be safe, but it is safest under the care of your dentist. Those over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products are very nice introductions to whiter teeth.
However, they may not be as effective, sometimes due to the lower concentration than the dentist’s professional products. Nonetheless, it ultimately depends on your desired outcome but always remember that the whiter doesn’t mean the better!
Our price for take-home whitening kit which comprises a set of customized whitening trays and 4 tubes of whitening gel is at $400.
For In-office Zoom whitening, the price is $800.
If you decide to go for both, the combine package is at only $1,000!
Professional teeth whitening treatments are generally safe and effective. However, some minor side effects such as gum irritation and tooth sensitivity may be experienced temporarily. However, they can be prevented with proper usage and minimized by the application of desensitizing gel on your teeth.
Don’t hesitate to contact us!