teeth whitening

Before you whiten your teeth, ask these 7 questions

Everyone wants that Hollywood smile in Dubai. Many cosmetic dental procedures can help you achieve it. Professional teeth whitening is a popular and affordable treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Your smile does not have to be perfect and you do not need to have a flawless set of teeth. As long as your teeth are clean and shiny, you can be confident in your smile.

Today, whitening your teeth can be done in a variety of ways. There is an abundance of options: whitening toothpaste, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and home whitening products.

The best choice is professional dental teeth whitening in Dubai, which our dentists can provide here at New Ivory. The procedure is quick and easy but gives instant results. You can expect a dramatic improvement in your smile after just one session.

To ensure that the treatment is successful, there are several factors you should consider. Some questions will help you set your expectations and assess your eligibility to take the treatment. 

These are the 7 most important questions you should ask About Teeth Whitening Dubai

1. Will it hurt?

When it comes to visiting a dentist, the part that concerns us the most is whether or not the treatment is going to hurt. This is something you should ask our dentist if you are serious about teeth whitening.

To answer this question, a few factors that need to be considered.  Most procedures are painless if your teeth are in good shape. Some people, however, may experience slight discomfort after the procedure. People who have sensitive teeth naturally report feeling a strange sensation.

In this case,  we recommend that you switch to a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth at the very least one week before the treatment. This toothpaste has pain blockers that can reduce discomfort.

We can also recommend pain relief that you take before the treatment if you are still concerned.

2. What type of discolouration am I experiencing?

Teeth discolouration can be either intrinsic, or extrinsic. Intrinsic tooth discolouration comes from the interior of the tooth or the enamel itself. Because the source of intrinsic discolouration is deeper than the surface, a different cosmetic dentistry solution is required for this condition. Extrinsic discolouration, on the other hand, is caused by factors that are outside the tooth and is easily treated with teeth whitening.

3. Is there a method of preparation?

We recommend that you have your teeth cleaned or oral prophylaxis done before proceeding with the treatment. If you have cavities, we recommend that you get a filling.

We strongly advise you to stop smoking if possible. It will not only worsen your teeth’s discolouration, but it is also something you should avoid after having your teeth whitened. Smoking can make your teeth very sensitive.

4. What will happen to my teeth after the treatment?

Because of the open enamel pores, dentin hypersensitivity can occur after teeth whitening treatments. After 48 hours, the symptoms should disappear completely. To avoid further discomfort, you should be gentle when brushing your sensitive teeth with toothpaste. Avoiding breathing through your mouth.is a good way to protect your teeth, otherwise they would be susceptible to bacteria in the air. Drinking cold or warm beverages is a serious habit that you should quit as well. It is best to offer beverages at room temperature.

5. What will be the life expectancy of the results?

A single session of teeth whitening can give you results that last for up to three years if you’re able to keep good hygiene. Cigarettes, coffee, tea and wine will ruin the effects that the treatment gives and make it relatively short-lived. That being said, the results will last for no more than 6 months.

6. What can I do to ensure that the results last as long as possible?

If you want your money to be well-spent and keep your teeth as white as possible, it is advised to maintain a good hygiene and watch out for bad habits.

You can also use the home touch-up kits that are available at pharmacies to maintain the achieved results and to avoid a quick relapse. 

Finally, make an appointment to see our dentist at least once a year for a checkup and oral prophylaxis. This is to ensure that no cavities form and to prevent any calculus buildup, which could lead to periodontal disease.

7. When can I have Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Most patients only need to have their teeth whitened once every 12 to 18 months. However, it is possible to schedule your next teeth whitening treatment after three years if you practice good oral hygiene and are dedicated to maintaining good oral health.

Create the smile you want

New Ivory Dental & Implant Clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments that will help you achieve the smile you desire. Feel free to call us or reach out on our website to book an appointment. We are committed to creating the best smiles possible for all of our patients.