Teeth whitening gel is made of carbamide peroxide and when applied to the teeth it breaks down and releases oxygen molecules which lift the stains and discoloration of the teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will determine if you are a candidate for teeth whitening at your regular dental visit. If you are a candidate your family dentist will determine which procedure that will give you best results.
The most common questions that Dr. Bhandaru answers are “does it hurt and will my teeth be so white they glow in the dark?”
Teeth whitening does cause some degree of sensitivity, but it is very rare to have a patient stop the procedure due to the discomfort. The dental sensitivity is partially due to the dental whitening gel and some of it is due to the drying / dehydration of teeth. Carrollton Smiles uses state of the art Kor Whitening. Which has been proven to have the least amount of dental sensitivity compared to most of the products available on the market.
To decrease discomfort of the teeth whitening procedure, Dr. Bhandaru recommends that the patients use a desensitizing toothpaste two weeks before and two weeks after the procedure. Taking medication like ibuprofen before the teeth whitening appointment may make the procedure more tolerable. Dr. Sirisha Bhandaru recommends avoiding foods or beverages of extreme temperatures immediately after the appointment.
Dr. Bhandaru promises that your teeth will not glow in the dark. Your teeth will appear to be very white right after the dental teeth whitening procedure. Your teeth shade will settle down after the first week. The only way your teeth will be unnaturally white is if you are whitening your teeth on a daily basis. We have yet to have someone tell us that their teeth have gotten too white and that they want to revert back to the original shade. Most patients are happy with the results they achieve, however, some want to add few extra sessions to reach the desired teeth whitening results.
If you want more information about teeth whitening please call our office at (972) 245-3455 or visit our webpage on Teeth Whitening.