What is teeth whitening?

Tooth whitening is the process of bleaching natural teeth using whitening agent commonly hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. External stains on teeth are dissipated by the bleach and makes color less concentrated, thus brighten your teeth. It is therefore a direction many people take when they discover their teeth have been discolored due to aging, by medications and chemicals or stained by beverages such as coffee and certain types of wine.

The teeth whitening process only works on natural teeth. Teeth with bonding, tooth-colored fillings or other restorations will not bleach. Intrinsic teeth discoloration such as tetracycline staining is also not typically removed by teeth whitening.  Your dentist may recommend veneers, which cover the entire tooth, instead of whitening in such instances. However, professional whitening is easy and safe and is a non-invasive way to restore a healthy appearance to the teeth.

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Types of Tooth Whitening

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In-office teeth Whitening

When a patient chooses to have his or her teeth whitened in a dentist’s office, the dentist applies a gum gel to protect the soft tissues of the mouth, then applies a bleaching agent to the teeth then activate the gel with laser. It takes just one hour for the in-office teeth whitening treatment to be completed. Types of in-office teeth whitening includes:

  1. Zoom Teeth Whitening
  2. Laser Teeth Whitening
Benefits

Why In-office Whitening?

1. Instant Results

You are able to see results within one visit instantly.

2. Safer Treatment

Some over-the-counter teeth whitening remedies may not be approved products or contain chemicals that can damage your soft tissues or add teeth sensitivity. At our teeth whitening clinic, we verify and select teeth whitening systems that have clinical studies and are approved as safe.

Various whitening products such as different sized strips or take-home trays purchased over-the-counter are generic. It may not work for everyone and ill-fitting devices can result in teeth sensitivity.

Your dentist monitors your teeth whitening progress to ensure your teeth are not exposed to dangers by adjusting the gel concentration or light intensity. During the in-office whitening treatment, your dentist works one tooth at a time and carefully dams and buffer whitening agents from irritating your gums.

When you have teeth whitening done at our dental clinic, you dentist also check on your oral healthy and ensures stains are removed with the right methods assuring your teeth is kept healthy.

3. Expert Approach and Information

Having in-office teeth whitening enables a professional provider to determine the cause of the stains – extrinsic and intrinsic stains and diagnoses if teeth whitening or other treatment options may be for you.

Most extrinsic stains can normally be whitened with teeth bleaching. Whilst  some intrinsic stains that emanate from within the teeth may not suited for whitening or may be sign of tooth cavities. An expert helps you treat the source of the issue relative to masking the problem with a whitening product.

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Take Home Tooth Whitening

When a person would rather try tooth whitening at home, there is a choice of using an approved bleaching solution to be done at home. Most bleaches come in the form of a gel and are applied through the use of a mouthguard that varies in use from overnight application to twice-a-day insertion.

For take home tooth whitening, your dentist schedules the treatment plan according to his diagnosis, the tray is produced and you will be advised on the safe use of the system.

Benefits

Why Take Home Bleacing?

1. You are able to whitening of teeth at home

Some people may be anxious or have a phobia of visiting their dentist. A take-home bleaching kit from our teeth whitening clinic enables you to do your own teeth whitening treatment at the comfort of your home. Some people may find the rubber dam or tissue dam done during an in-office whitening procedure difficult to tolerate.

We can personalized a take home whitening tray that is custom-fit for you. This prevents sensitivity from ill-fitting trays and you spend very little time at the dental office for a simple teeth impression taking.

2. Home bleaching options is usually much more financially affordable

Most home bleaching kits will costs less than having an in-office whitening procedure. But on the other side, you will need to wear your bleaching tray for longer periods of time before seeing results.

3. You are able to bleach your teeth at your own convenience

4. Some individuals are unable to open their jaw for long periods of time

For such cases, home bleaching may be an option for them as they can wear the trays.

Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office teeth whitening get noticeable results in an hour. A safe and simple whiter smile for confidence!

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Teeth Whitening Brands and Systems

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed™ Teeth Whitening System is one of the most popular in-office teeth whitening tretament done world-wide.

  1. Gentle yet effective : The Philips Zoom Blue LED light-accelerated technology and gel whitens rapidly. Its Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) helps deliver enamel protection, improve luster and reduce sensitivity.
  2. Custom plans for you : your whitening treatment is professionally treated by a licensed dentist. This assures you are suited for teeth whitening treatment.
  3. Whitens in one visit for immediate noticeable results : Clinically proven to whiten up to 8 shades in 45 minutes*

Using advanced LED light technology system from Philips USA, zoom teeth whitening syustem offers adjustable intensity settings from low, middle to high level. With light activation technologies, you see more dramatic whitening results in just one visit as the LED light accelerates and enhances whitening results. Launched for the past 7 years, reported studies has shown that is one one of the most effective teeth whitening compared to other professional in-office system on the market.

Our bangkok dental group has treated more than 10,000 patients for zoom teeth whitening WhiteSpeed from around the world. We are an authorized and preferred Zoom teeth whitening provider in Thailand. We are certified in using genuine patented from Zoom teeth whitening.

* Up to 8 VITA shades with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. Penchas, Data on file 2011. 45 minutes excluding prep-time. Taken from https://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-pe/teeth-whitening

BIDH teeth whitening clinics offers Opalescence home bleaching gels with your take-home bleaching trays. Opalescence is one of the few American Dental Association (ADA) approved teeth whitening product. The take-home bleaching gels comes is several concentrations and flavors.

Features of Opalescence PF Whitening

  1. A customized whitening tray tailored to your smile
  2. Five concentrations for maximum treatment flexibility
  3. Whitening gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride

Opalescence Use

Your dentist takes a tooth impression of your teeth to make the custom-made bleacing trays done. Based on the prescribed concentrations by your dentist, you are able to connveniently do perform your teeth whitening treatment at any time of your day. Place on for 15 minutes per time or wear over night.

Aside from Zoom in-office treatment, Philips offers 2 types of take-home bleaching kits packages. The kits differ in their concentration of the bleaching gel strength that comes in different concentrations. Both kits wear used in the same way but simply worn for dismiliar number of hours.

1. Philips Zoom DayWhite

The Zoom DayWhite take-home kit is worn during day time, two times per day for around 30 to 90 minutes. With DayWhite, you may like to do one treatment during the morning time and another time during the evening period.

2. Philips Zoom NiteWhite

For their Zoom NiteWhite home bleaching kit, teeth bleaching is meant for night time wear. Place your tray with the whitening gel on for 2 to 4 hours. You can also wear them overnight, and remove your trays as soon as you get up.

Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite Use

Both types of zoom take-home kits are applied and used in the same easy way:

  1. Brush your teeth well to remove plaque.
  2. Put a teardrop size of tooth whitening gel into each of your trays.
  3. Gently place the trays over your teeth and wear for the prescribed amount of time varying with DayWhite or NightWhite.
  4. Remove your trays after the time is met.
  5. Wash and clean the trays with cold water.
  6. Brush your teeth.

Noticeable results are typically seen around 2 weeks for the use of your home bleaching tray.

What is Laser Teeth Whitening?

Laser teeth whitening is one of the first generation of in-office teeth whitening treatment methods. The main difference between laser teeth whitening and today’s LED teeth whitening is the light source used to accelerate the whitening bleaching process.

Today, most in-office teeth whitening use LED light sources with advances on technologies on precision wavelength whilst being a safer light source to laser machines that requires calibration and maintenance for safety.

How laser teeth whitening works?

In laser light activated teeth whtening, its wavelength output is synchronized to the proprietary whitening gel. This results in a quicker overall time for the bleaching process. Shorter timings eliminates heat, increases effectiveness that lead to less post-operative sensitivity.

How normal non-laser whitening works?

In the past, ordinary non-laser whitening treatments may be longer and require higher energy output. With much of the energy in polychromatic light wasted heat and light, it may result in sensitivity. However, filtering technology and low dose yet energy efficient light technologies has evolved making LED teeth whitening one of the most popular in-office teeth whitening systems.

Laser versus LED teeth whitening?

Regardless of the light source used to accelerate teeth whitening, both and either types of laser teeth whitening or zoom teeth whitening are shown to whiten teeth up to 9 shades comparisons. Degree of whiteness of results of teeth whitening is not just dependent on the bleaching gel but very much on the natural reaction and make-up of each individual patient’s teeth.

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Teeth Whitening Questions

How Zoom teeth whitening works?

Zoom WhiteSpeed teeth whitening starts with your dentist checking your current shade. A teeth shade guide, typically a VITA shade guide, is commonly used to determine how yellow your teeth. You can then see the difference before and after your whitening procedure. At this stage, your dentist may recommend teeth cleaning and scaling. This is an optional and separate treatment that you may decide to do if you have not had your routine professional bi-annual clean with your dentist.

Once you’ve ready, your dental professional handles the start your teeth whitening procedure:

  1. Your dentist preps your mouth for whitening and applies a layer of whitening gel to your teeth. The gel effectively removes accumulated stains.
  2. A blue LED lamp is by WhiteSpeed is shone over your teeth. The light accelerates the whitening process.
  3. You may go through around three 15 minutes cycles of the LED light. In 45 minutes, the whitening process is completed.
  4. Once you’ve reached your desired shade, your dentist applies the post-treatment gel to help protect enamel and reduce sensitivity.

Before you leave your dentist’s office, your dentists provides you with post care instructions. If you decide to also opt for a take-home bleaching kit, teeth impression would be taken to have a customized whitening trays made for you. You can use the take home whitening kit to top-up the brightness of your smile whenever you want to.

Why do in-office teeth whitening relative to other cosmetic treatments?

When coming in for a consult, your cosmetic dentist will determine if teeth whiitening is suited for you or if other cosmetic dental treatment might be recommended. There are certain considerations your dentist may look at and teeth whitening may not be appropriate for everyone.

In-office teeth whitening is done by a professional. This means that there are initial checks are done for safety. The products used for tooth whitening treatment at our teeth whitening clinic is checked on their validity, selected for their safety and has proven clinical studies. Unlike over-the-counter whitening or online bleaching kits that may not have passed safety or chemical safety standards.

With treatment at our teeth whitening clinic, treatment completed in just over an hour with instant results. It is fast and there is no need to wear the home bleaching tray over night or for several hours.  Zoom teeth whitening is completed within one visit in about one hour.

When and why is teeth whitening not suited for me?

There are some scenarios whereby teeth whitening may not suited for you:

  1. If you have extensive restorations such as bonding, crowns, bridge, veneers, teeth whitening will not bleach prosthese.
  2.  Individuals who have a tendency for sensitive teeth or have allergies to peroxide chemicals may not be suited for teeth whitening
  3. Receding, exposed gums or defective restorations should be first resolved prior to have teeth whitening treamtment as it may cause teeth sensitivity.
  4. Teeth whitening may not treat severe tetracycline stained teeth. These stains may take several sessions to lighten the effect but not treat the issues. Veneers and crowns may be recommended instead. Whitening will not correct certain forms of discoloration.
  5. Although there is no known adverse side effects, pregnant, lactating women and young children should avoid teeth whitening as a precautionary measure.
  6. If your teeth are translucent teeth, whitening may actually darken teeth after bleaching.
  7. The in-office teeth whitening procedure will require you to open your jaw with a light to accelerate the whitening agent, individuals with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) may find it challenging to undergo the process. Home bleaching its may be better suited for you.
  8. The degree of whiteness for teeth whitening varies with each person and is based on your natural teeth. Certain people react well while others may not be as responsive. If expecting a certain controlled whiteness, veneers may be better suited for you.
How do your care of teeth after teeth whitening?

After in-office whitening, some individuals may experience some sensitivity in their teeth. This sensitivity will gradually decrease and disappear after 1 to 2 days. To reduce teeth sensitivity, avoid hot, cold or acidic food and beverages. You are able to take pain relieve medication based upon your medical history or as directed by your dentist. Flouride rinse and toothpaste for sensivity teeth may also be used to reduce any discomfort.

For the first week, please avoid consuming color-staining foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, coke, etc.
Proper oral hygiene care should be carried out to maintain and avoid diminished whitening results. You can opt for our take-home whitening kit to touch up on results.
What is the cost of teeth whitening fees?

At BIDH teeth whitening clinic, checkup and consultation with our cosmetic dentists is complimentary without any obligation for treatment. We offer in-office bleaching treatments packages including:

  1. Zoom teeth whitening fees
  2. Zoom teeth whitening + home bleaching fees
  3. Take-home bleaching fees

Learn more about BIDH promotions and fees.

Summary

Teeth whitening treatment targets to improve color shades and brigthen a dull smile. You are able to opt for in-office teeth whitening or home bleaching kits. In-office teeth whitening has added benefits for short treatment timings and immediate results. Home bleaching enables you to have whiten teeth in the comfort of your home.

There are various brands of teeth whitening systems. BIDH teeth whitening clinic uses zoom teeth whitening and opalescense take-home bleaching, both systems being reliable established brands carried internationally. Regardless of opting for teeth whitening at your dentist office or at home, having a checkup and consult with your dentist on considerations and suitability of your case is recommended for safety and maintaining a healthy beautiful smile.

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  1. BIDH aesthetic dentists are experts on cosmetic dentistry having thousands of veneers and crowns per year. Each with over 10 years of experience in their expertise(s) areas.
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  3. Many of our highly skilled and artistic cosmetic dentists are American board accredited or graduates on restorative and cosmetic dentistry from USA. Using advance techniques such as super-thin veneers and digital smile design concepts.
  4. Our digital smile desgin (DSD) is Thailand’s top master expert and the only specialist with a double American board aesthetic certification.
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  • As our lab technicians are within the same building, your teeth is made on-site for quick treatment delivery timings and immediate chairside adjustments. Most smile makeover cases are thus completed within days.
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