This procedure usually requires only one dental visit. Your dentist first applies a gel to your gums to serve as protection. Afterward, the bleach is applied. Lasers are used as well to enhance the effects of the whitening agent.
You can also bleach your teeth from home using a kit. You still have to see your dentist for this. First, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth to create your own custom tray. You will need to wear this tray at home along with a bleaching gel for approximately 30 min twice a day until you are happy with the results. If you do experience sensitivity, we recommend you stop the treatment and to use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Once the sensitivity has improved, you can continue the treatment until desired results have been achieved.
1) What could be the cause for teeth discoloration?
Teeth can get discolored naturally due to many reasons, and discoloration can even be caused by genetics. The most common reason why teeth become yellow and stained over time is because of drinks that cause stains, such as tea, coffee, and red wine. It can also be caused by any other beverages that contain food coloring. Also, if somebody utilizes specific anti-toxins during the time when a tooth is forming then it can cause tooth discoloration.
2) How long the results will last?
Results will completely depend on the individual. Continuing to consume foods and drinks that cause staining will cause your teeth to become discolored again over time. To maintain great results we recommend seeing your dentist or hygienist every 6 months for your regular hygiene appointments.
3) How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The Zoom whitening process often takes less than 45 minutes per session. The total number of sessions you need will depend on your stain level and whitening expectations.
4) Do I Know If I’m Eligible?
You will need to talk to your dentist to see if professional teeth whitening treatments are the right way to address your concerns. Your dentist will consider your whitening expectations, stain level, and overall dental health to create the best treatment plan for you.
5) Does insurance cover teeth whitening
Dental insurance typically does not cover teeth whitening service because it is considered cosmetic procedure. However, your health spending account through your insurance might provide you with coverage you need.
If you have more questions about teeth whitening, schedule an appointment at Foothills Dental Group by calling 403-289-5140. Our team will help you create a treatment plan designed to improve your oral health and brighten your smile.