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Teeth Whitening & Bleaching Treatment

Teeth whitening has been a part of dentistry for more than a century. There are many reasons for dark or discoloured teeth, but sometimes, people simply like to have whiter teeth. Modern teeth whitening methods are completely safe and painless meaning almost everybody can have a whiter smile. These are some simple teeth whitening techniques.

At Snö we offer individualised, in-office power bleaching with Zoom and/or home teeth bleaching with Opalescens.

Power bleaching is a quick fix for teeth whitening, while home teeth bleaching achieves the same results, and sometimes even provides better results. Often, we recommend a combination.

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In this case of normal home teeth bleaching, only the upper teeth have been treated. Home bleaching 12 times (while sleeping) with customised individual bleaching trays (can also be used in the future for touch-ups) can have favourable results.

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Home bleaching upper teeth over five days for two hours during the day.

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We often recommend a combination of bleaching, composites or veneers. The patient in this case has had their teeth bleached and then had four veneers placed on the upper front teeth.

The procedure 
Using our modern scanning equipment, your Snö dentist will take an impression of both your upper and lower jaws to make plaster models. Based on the models, individual bleach guards are made. Your dentist will instruct you on how to place the bleach gel in the guards before placing them over your teeth. Depending on the severity of discolouration, the number of times to repeat the treatment will vary. Each treatment lasts 1-2 hours and will ideally be repeated 10-15 times.

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A more complicated case with innate discolourations. After 15 treatments (right) on both upper and lower jaws.

How does it work?
The colour of the tooth is determined by the light reflecting through the many layers of the tooth, including the underlying dentine. The colour of the layers determines the colour of the tooth. The outer layers are normally lighter than the deeper layers of dentine, which are more colourful (yellow). The enamel has microscopic cracks where colour from food and beverages accumulate over years. When you bleach teeth, the bleaching agent will penetrate the microscopic cracks and dissolve the colourants.

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The enamel protects the teeth. Under the enamel is the dentine, which is usually darker and more yellow. In the centre is the nerve and blood supply.

Is it dangerous?
Mild to moderate dosages of the bleaching agent is not harmful. Nowadays, many dentists recommend using milder solutions for longer. It is gentler on the teeth and has even less side effects.

How long does it last?
In most cases, the effects of teeth bleaching will last about a year. With a home bleach kit you can easily top up the bleach when needed, and continue to use your bleach guards.

Can all teeth be bleached?
Almost all teeth can be bleached. However, it is important to ensure there is no decay or leaky fillings. Old fillings or crowns will not bleach, but patients can change their fillings or crowns.

Yellow- or brown-stained teeth are easier to bleach than greyish teeth. Teeth with multiple discolourations are also difficult to bleach. It usually takes longer and does not produce a uniform result. Multi-discoloured teeth are also more difficult to bleach. It can take longer and the result is not always harmonious. Your dentist might recommend bleaching the teeth individually to ensure a better result.

Studies show that 85 percent of home teeth bleaching cases are successful. If you need expert help, our dentists at Snö are always ready to help.

Power bleaching
Onsite teeth whitening can be done with a stronger solution in order to get a faster result. When power bleaching is performed, we generally provide our patients with a bleaching tray for home bleaching in order to continue the treatment or to be able to do touch-ups in the future. A power bleaching treatment normally takes approximately 60-120 minutes. We will gently add protection for your gums and then administer the bleaching solution in several sessions, while using a light to speed up the process. The results from Zoom Teeth Whitening are similar to home bleaching.

The Zoom power bleaching lamp by Philips.

To find out about teeth whitening prices in Abu Dhabi, contact Snö Dental Clinics in Abu Dhabi on 800-DENTIST.

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  • What is teeth whitening and bleaching?

    The act of restoring the natural color of teeth by eliminating stains from the tooth surface is referred to as a teeth whitening procedure. Whiteners are cleaning compounds that can be obtained in toothpaste and mouth rinses for at-home results, although whitening your teeth with a dentist is a procedure that includes a specific light in addition to the whitening agent. Bleaching teeth is the process of lightening teeth beyond their natural color, and it can only be done by a dentist.

  • How does teeth whitening work?

    Teeth whitening is a straightforward procedure. One of two teeth bleaches is used in whitening methods: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaches break down stains into smaller bits, resulting in a less intense hue and brighter teeth. Teeth whitening does not work on all teeth, it is best to consult with your dentist before you decide to have a procedure like this done.

  • What is the procedure for teeth whitening and bleaching?

    Your dentist will administer the bleaching solution directly to your teeth during an in-office whitening procedure, and may use a laser or other specialized technology to speed up the bleaching process. You can expect to see some improvements with just one treatment, but you may need more than one to achieve the desired impact. An in-office bleaching treatment lasts 30 to 60 minutes and results last for over a year if you take care of teeth properly.

  • What should I avoid eating and drinking after a teeth whitening procedure?

    Natural pigments or artificial colors that can build up over time and cause discoloration should be avoided in foods and beverages.

    You don’t have to avoid these foods indefinitely. Because your teeth are most sensitive during the first few days after whitening, many dentists advise merely avoiding certain meals for around two days. These food and beverages are; coffee, tea, flavored sodas, red wine, berries, candy and chocolate. Try to eat foods that are white to sustain your new color, this is why sometimes food after a teeth whitening process is referred to as a white diet.

  • Does teeth whitening and bleaching hurt?

    Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity during and after treatment, as well as minor gum irritation. Both of these adverse effects are typically transient and will go away after a few days of medication. If you have any of these symptoms, you should tell your dentist right away so they can check the issue and recommend a solution.

  • What equipment do you offer at Snö Clinics for whitening and bleaching?

    At Snö we offer individualised, in-office power bleaching with Zoom and/or home teeth bleaching with Opalescens.

  • Where is the best place to get teeth whitening near me?

    At Snö Dental Clinics we provide an array of dental procedures, teeth whitening, and bleaching is one of them. Visit Snö Dental Clinics in Abu Dhabi for the best whitening treatments in the region.

  • How much does teeth whitening cost in Abu Dhabi?

    At Snö Dental Clinics we take utmost care of our patients. Our pricing for teeth whitening varies case by case, to schedule an appointment with us and get a tailored package to your needs, call us at 800-DENTIST. We guarantee the best price for teeth whitening in Abu Dhabi with our professionals.