What to Expect from a Cosmetic Dental Procedure: Teeth Whitening

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Everyone loves to look beautiful and feel admired—it’s not only good for the ego but also a psychological need. Our oral health has a lot to do with how we look. So, cosmetic dental procedures have become very common. One of the most common practices for getting stains on your teeth removed is teeth whitening.

This process involves the use of bleach to make your teeth look several tones whiter.

Although several options are available alternatively in the market, such as DIYs and bleach strips, many options are either risky or not good enough. Cosmetic dental surgery and dental implants must be carried out by certified professionals to prevent any possible drawbacks.

What a teeth whitening procedure can look like:

A typical procedure will involve several visits to the dental clinic, where the dentist will take an impression of your teeth. They will give you a gel to apply at home using the bracket created with the impression. The process may take several weeks or a couple of months.

Another quicker method is through laser. A bleaching gel is applied to your teeth and shone with a laser that activates the gel and brightens your teeth in an hour.

However, for such a procedure, the dental practitioner will look at any sensitivity issues you may already have and help you resolve those.

Possible after-effects of a teeth-whitening procedure:

  1. Increased Sensitivity of teeth
  2. Irritable gums

Possible side-effects may include the ones above, but these are usually short-term and can be expected to go away in a few days. The teeth and gums may react slightly to the bleaching gel, so this is expected. The teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold edibles and beverages, while the gums may show slight loss of color or appear a bit pale.

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Effectiveness of a teeth-whitening procedure:

Teeth whitening procedures may vary in their results from individual to individual. The results may last from a few months to a couple of years, depending on how proactively you have managed to care for your teeth after the procedure.

Bleaching is meant to remove stain and discoloration and give your teeth a uniform white color. However, repeating the process over and over may result in over-bleaching and weakening of your gums. Additionally, this process does not work on artificial dentures or dental crowns NJ.

Looking beautiful and feeling confident is what everyone deserves but a certified professional can make this easier and risk-free. Reach out to our clinic in New Jersey and avail our services for you and your family.