Tooth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile. Over time, our teeth do gradually become discolored or yellowish due to aging or personal habits such as drinking coffee, tea, alcohol or smoke. In today advancement in technologies, there is a variety of smile whitening methods and technologies. Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth.

Types Of Teeth Whitening

In-office tooth whitening
In-office tooth whitening produces immediate instant whitening results using light-activated gel to brighten and whiten teeth in just one hour.

  • Zoom! Teeth Whitening
  • Pola Teeth Whitening

 

Home Bleaching
Home bleaching consist of applying whitening gel at home by a customised bleaching tray and prescription whitening gel. Dental Signature dental clinics offers take home teeth bleaching kits from Opalescence home bleaching kit

Considerations to Tooth Whitening

We do not recommend tooth bleaching for smokers or alcohol users. Smoking should be stopped before teeth are bleached. Smoking can cause tissue damage on teeth and may defeat the effect of tooth whitening. The best candidates for tooth bleaching are those with stains caused by coffee, tobacco or aging. Please consult with your thailand dentists on the suitability of your case for tooth whitening.

 

Contraindications of
Tooth Bleaching

Comments

Extensive composite and porcelain restorations

If there are pre-existing cosmetic restoration (bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, fillings), these will not be bleached and may need to be replaced in match the colors to your newly whitened color shade.

Pre-existing sensitivity

2/3 of these people will experience some sensitivity for 1-4 days. This however is usually reversible upon termination of bleaching.

Severe gray/blue banded tetracycline staining

Guarded prognosis required. Stains in the gray family (such as from tetracycline) can be harder to remove, if not impossible. These stains can take up to six months or longer to whiten. Whitening may only reduce amounts of ‘masking’.

Discoloration in gingival third or exposed yellow

Guarded prognosis for whitening required.

Pregnant or lactating

No know adverse effects but avoid use as a precautionary measure.

Translucent teeth

May appear darker after bleaching.

Amalgam restoration in front teeth

Amalgams may need to be replaced to avoid ‘greening effect’.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

May want to consider bleaching one arch and monitor comfort before proceeding with the other

Noncompliance or unrealistic expectation

The degree of whiteness is different from one individual to another, results on the degree of shade change is dependent on each individual’s reaction to the whitening agent. Certain people react well while others may not be as responsive.

Postcare Instructions for In-office Tooth Whitening

  1. Avoid consuming color-staining foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, coke, etc. as well as smoking for at least one week
  2. Proper oral hygiene care should be carried out to maintain and avoid diminished whitening results
  3. If experiencing some sensitivity in teeth after tooth whitening
    • Avoid hot, cold or acidic food and beverages
    • Pain medication be taken as directed as long as there is no medical contradiction based upon your medical history
    • Use fluoride rinse and toothpaste for sensitivity teeth
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