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started by adultdentistry on 21 Jun 14
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    If you want to radically change the natural color of your teeth, or if you have internal staining due to congenital and acquired anomalies (fluorosis, enamel hypoplasia, "tetracycline" teeth discoloration after root canal treatment, etc.), you may need the services of a cosmetic dentist in Charlotte NC. Dental whitening is performed by clinics, like Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, and done so with the most modern methods available. Bleaching, which is a chemical oxidation process, is done under the influence of oxygen and other organic substances like carbon dioxide and water. As a result of chemical bleaching, your teeth's discoloration is destroyed and your teeth have their new color.

    The different whitening methods

    Home bleaching

    As the name suggests, this type is carried out at home by yourself. The patient is given the chemical composition of a certain concentration (usually from 9% to 20%) and special kappa - a transparent removable tray, which is worn on the teeth. You can be given the tray and gel from your cosmetic dentist Charlotte NC or you can buy the items OTC. Under the influence of body temperature, a chemical process called oxidation is activated and the whitening process begins. This method can take several stages and up to four or five weeks.

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    Whitening in the dental office is done under the supervision of a dentist. "Armchair bleaching" is controlled by a specialist, and therefore a higher concentration of the peroxides (30-45%) can be used. This helps you achieve a more intense result. To enhance the chemical process and reduce the time, dentists will leave the peroxide or gel on the teeth longer or use it more frequently used. In some cases, thermal energy in the form of lasers, are used. One session takes about an hour or two and the result can leave you up to 12 shades brighter!


    Note that to conduct chemical whitening, there are some contraindications. Namely, they are:

    The presence of an allergic reaction to hydrogen peroxide or other components of the agents used in bleaching.

    Surface whitening pigments or spots, which can be easily removed with regular oral hygiene.

    A large number of carious areas, substandard fillings and dental plaque, or periodontal disease (gum disease) in the acute stage.

    Pregnancy or lactation.

    Also be aware that the surface of artificial crowns and fillings cannot be bleached. If you go ahead with whitening and you have fillings or crowns, etc., you may notice the color differences. And this small issue may require additional replacement fillings or crowns. For more information visit Dental Implants.

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