Thursday, July 23, 2009

Teeth Whitening – In-Office Treatment Of Vital Teeth - Step By Step

Dear Readers,

Tooth whitening is a cosmetic procedure of bleaching the colour of coloured and discoloured teeth. Professional whitening is done by a dentist and is a very quick way to see your teeth brighter and lighter.

You can take a look at my post- Teeth Whitening - Why Choose Professional Whitening?

What are the steps?

1. The first important thing before bleaching is the DENTAL EXAMINATION. The dentist will check for cavities ... damaged fillings, cracked teeth, sore or receding gums, exposed tooth roots, and abrasion and attrition, etc. If some of the problems listed above exist in the mouth, the dentist will initially treat them to avoid further complications.

2. Before making a teeth whitening procedure, teeth should be scaled and polished by a dentist or dental hygienist.

3. Determine the colour of the teeth. Pictures are then taken before treatment

4. Placement of a dental cheek retractor 

5. The next step includes application of gingival barrier or rubber dam

6. When the gums are isolated, application of the whitening gel is done on the outer (labial) surfaces of the teeth. The gel may be in a double syringe or in 2 separate syringes or bottles that are mixed prior to administration.

7. Then let the gel run for about 15-20 minutes.

8. Some bleaching systems are used with a bleaching lamp, and others do not need to use this lamp. The whitening lamp or special lasers are used to activate the gel.

9. When the time necessary for bleaching the gel is over, the teeth are cleaned and prepared for a new gel layer. Repeatment of the gel is usually 2 or 3 times per session.

10. Then the gel remains on the teeth for another 15-20 minutes, with or without the help of light

11. After the last treatment, the gel is removed by suction

12. The lip holder is removed

13. Removing the barrier from the gums

14. Teeth can be desensitized for 10 minutes with special fluid

15. Then the teeth are finally polished

16. The colour of the teeth can be registered and documented. The patient is warned that usually the final colour is visible 3 days after bleaching

17. Post-treatment pictures are then taken

Dear Readers,Give yourself the chance to be happy and confident with a beautiful smile and the self-confidence you deserve.

Smile And Self-Confidence

Sincerely yours,
Dr.Trenkova, DDM


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