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Having yellow teeth may be detrimental to one’s confidence especially on a big event. Will probably make you feel self-conscious, thus affecting one’s self-esteem. Many of us wanted to have the same white, shiny teeth celebrities have. With Teeth Whitening in Tijuana, you can!
Teeth Whitening is a bleaching procedure popularly applied throughout the nation and around the globe to lighten stained teeth. Tooth blemishes are a direct result of smoking, coffee, tea, red wine, and other dark-tint beverages. Aging is also a factor in tooth staining and darkening, so no one is safe.
Lacking calcium in the enamel leads to surface stains on the teeth, and these white spots are so obvious that they cause self-consciousness, and restrict your desire to smile or laugh. When there’s a notable contrast in the color of the teeth, they’re bleached to a brighter shade of white. If your crown doesn’t resemble the natural color, an all-porcelain crown suiting the new color would replace it.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color. The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.
What Causes Teeth to Turn Yellow?
Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains.
The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:
- Genetics. Some of us were born with yellow teeth, and some were lucky to have whiter teeth.
- Age. The older you get, the more yellow your tooth would look like. It is because the enamel gets thinner due to normal wear and aging, therefore showing off the yellow color of the dentin.
- Poor Oral Hygiene. Failure to properly clean your teeth will make the tooth stains stay more and go deeper your tooth structure.
- Food and Beverages. Certain food and beverages affect the color of the teeth. The most popular that will discolor your teeth more are coffee, tea, soda, red wine, some type of berries, and spices.
- Smoking. Nicotine, a substance found in smoking, causes stain in the teeth. Taking certain antibiotics at a certain age or point of time will affect your teeth color. For instance, taking Tetracycline while pregnant will make your child’s tooth discolored with the so-called Tetracycline stains.
Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker. It is also possible to have stains inside the tooth. These are called intrinsic stains.
Two Types Of Teeth Whitening Treatments
At Trust Dental Care we use Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening. It is a professionally applied whitening product that can give you a bright smile.
- Professionally Applied Whitening Teeth Product. Also called as In-Office Whitening. Our Tijuana dentist applies a gel with high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to the teeth and uses the light-activated system to initiate a chemical reaction of the gel to the teeth product. Treatment time is less than 30 minutes per session.
- Professionally Dispensed Teeth Whitener Product. Also known as an at-home whitening product. We can provide a prefabricated teeth tray customized for you. The gel is then dispensed in your customized tray and then inserted in your upper and lower teeth. The trays are customized to make sure it won’t come in contact with gum and other soft tissues in the mouth.
Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening is one of the most advanced in-office teeth whitening. In a study made in the U.S., Zoom Whitening is the No. 1 patient-requested professional whitening brand. You can achieve your whitest smile with just one-hour treatment.
The Most Advanced Teeth Whitening for Brighter Smile
Philips Zoom Whitening uses a light-activated system to penetrate the tooth through it micro cracks. The gel penetrates the outer layer of a tooth, enamel, to get to discolored molecules.
Oxygen molecules found in the whitening gel react with discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules further spread and penetrate the tooth making it appear whiter.
Unlike many other systems, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed uses a proprietary LED light to accelerate whitening for maximum results in minimal time.
The Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed lamp is backed by studies that have shown it is safe and effective for your teeth and gums. 95% of patients surveyed agree that the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed lamp produces excellent results.
An Inside Look at the Zoom Whitening Procedure
Knowing these steps will help you understand more about teeth whitening:
- First step. Using a tooth whitening gel, followed by providing the patient with a LED light filter for eye protection before the light from the lamp shines on them, to make the react.
- Second Step. Immediately after, a retractor is fixed in the mouth to keep it open throughout the whole process, and the gums, lips, tongue, and cheeks are covered to guarantee the gel or light cause no damage to them.
- Third step. Our Tijuana Dentist exclusively uses the best available whitening products that yield unmatchable results immediately visible. If you have a special celebration and your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, schedule an appointment today!
After having your teeth whitened you expect your teeth to be lighter by 1-2 shades in just one session. The shade will be evaluated through shade guide record and dental photograph. Results may vary from one’s person with another.
Teeth Whitening Aftercare Instructions
Our dentist will advise you to refrain from eating or drinking certain food and beverages like:
- Red wine
- Dark soda
- Nonnatural juice
- drinks Smoke
Smoking should also be minimized or if possible quit smoking. Smoking further discolors your teeth, even after the whitening session.
Oral hygiene should also be given importance – proper tooth brushing and flossing will aid in keeping your teeth white. Also, your dentist may require you to use toothpaste with a whitening agent.
You may experience slight sensitivity after each session, but it will wear off quickly. Hence, the application of sensitivity-reducing gel after each session.
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Over-the-Counter Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
From whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter strips to dental office procedures, all tooth-whitening measures employ hydrogen peroxide to clean away stains.
- Zoom Whitening has higher concentrations which make a more positive and equal outcome. While over-the-counter whitening products have various concentrations with less effectivity.
- Zoom Whitening is applied by a licensed dental practitioner while you are sitting relaxed in a dental clinic. While OTC Whitening Products will be applied by you at home making it difficult to position properly.
- Zoom Whitening show results immediately while OTC Whitening Products varies.
Differences Between Teeth Whitening &. Bleaching
Teeth whitening procedures are on the rise, as more and more individuals seek a brighter smile. Not only will white teeth knock years off of your appearance, but you will also look healthier and make stronger first impressions. Boosting your confidence has never been easier, thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening options overrun the shelves, however, custom take home bleaching kits and laser whitening offer more uniform, longer lasting results. According to the ADA, the term “bleaching” is permitted for products that can whiten teeth beyond their natural color.
Applies to products that have active ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. On the other hand, the term “whitening” is used to describe the process of restoring teeth to their natural color by removing stains and debris from the tooth’s surface.
Whiteners include cleaning agents such as mouth rinses and toothpaste. Since “whitening” sounds more pleasant, most “bleaching” products with active ingredients are deemed “whitening.”
Laser whitening, such as Zoom, causes the rapid release of oxygen within a few minutes. Is accomplished by using a high-intensity light source. The main side effect of bleaching is temporary tooth sensitivity to cold.
Because the micro-fractures and your natural enamel pores are open during treatment. These micro-fractures and pores will re-mineralize over time. Special toothpaste can help reduce sensitivity by accelerating this re-mineralization process.
6 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally That Work
There are plenty of products to choose from when it comes to whitening your teeth. However, most whitening products use chemicals to bleach your teeth, which concerns many people. If you want whiter teeth, but also want to avoid the chemicals, there are many options that are both natural and safe. In the end, there’s no safer way than to go to your dentist, but you can give these a try first if you want:
- Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste. Baking Soda is mildly abrasive; gently scrubbing away surface stains to return teeth to a whiter shade. It’s also very alkaline so it could help balance out the Ph. It will also reduce the acidity of the lemon juice, which acts as a natural bleach of sorts. Use a mixture of baking soda and water on some days, and use the lemon juice on others, as you won’t want to overdo it.
- Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub. Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which can help break-down plaque that is causing your teeth to look yellow. It also has an enzyme called malic acid, which may help to remove surface stains. The salt acts as an abrasive portion of the paste, physically scrubbing away stain-causing gunk, and the baking soda is an extra touch that you can choose to leave out if you’d prefer.
- Coconut Oil Pulling. I know this sounds mad, but rinsing your mouth with coconut oil is a unique, old, remedy that people swear by to help whiten teeth. It doesn’t sound like the most pleasant thing in the world, but if you don’t mind the taste, it can sometimes make a difference in the color of your teeth. It won’t make a difference like the actual teeth whitening process, but the lauric acid in coconut oil can rid your teeth of bacteria found in plaque that can make them yellow. It is also supposed to promote gum health and help keep your breath fresh.
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