Dentist in 55110 area offers Teeth Whitening to help you achieve a bright smile!

The lightening of the color of a tooth is carried out by the application of chemical agent on the tooth surface with stains and pigmentation which is referred to as bleaching. Most bleaching techniques use some form or derivative of hydrogen peroxide in different concentrations and application techniques. Bleaching generally has an approximate lifespan of 1 to 3 years, although the change may be permanent in some situations.


Teeth Whitening Procedure

Many teeth whitening methods are available these days, which can either include in-office, that is in dental clinic teeth whitening procedure can be carried out or out-of-office procedure referred to as walking bleach that is, the procedure can be carried out at home using proper instructions. Moreover, some over-the-counter bleaching materials in the form of gel, strips or toothpaste are also available.


Based on the evaluation the dentist decides and recommends adequate treatment procedure to the patient. Often the discoloration is the result of teeth undergone root canal therapy, then the dentist suggests non-vital bleaching techniques which include in-office technique or walking bleach. In both cases, the treated tooth pulp is opened and the bleaching agent is placed within the tooth. Although non-vital bleaching technique is effective, a slight potential (i.e., 1%) exists for a deleterious side effect such as resorption.


Bleaching Therapy 

The other form of bleaching recommended my the dentist is 'vital-bleaching therapy'. This is recommended when the tooth is vital that the pulp is healthy and with an adequate blood supply. Vital bleaching techniques include an in-office technique referred to as power bleaching and an out-of-office alternative that is a "dentist-prescribed, home-applied'' technique which includes using nightguard.


Overall, vital bleaching has been proven to be safe and effective when performed by, or under the supervision of, a dentist. The features that warrant concern and caution in bleaching technique include potential damage to soft tissues, discomfort and the potential for post-treatment sensitivity.


Having a clean and bright smile not helps you to look your best, but it also adds to one's self-esteem. So don't wait! Contact your dentist in 55110 area to see what will be the right option for you.