Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening treatments are cosmetic dentistry procedures that aims for whitening your teeth or improving their coloring, so that your smile looks much more attractive and healthier then ever before. Teeth whitening treatments are ideal for the removal of stains or discolorations on the surface of the teeth, which may be caused by a number of factors.
We offer a wide range of tailored Teeth Whitening solutions. Some procedures can be done the same-day, some people however may require a combination treatment over a longer period.
Even if your teeth are as perfectly aligned and straight, your smile will still look less than perfect if your teeth are stained or discolored; stained or discolored teeth can make you look much older and can make your overall smile look unhealthy.
Some of the factors that affect the color of your teeth include dietary choices, lifestyle habits such as smoking cigarettes or tobacco products, dental problems, and the natural ageing process. At our office, we offer Philips Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening System. It is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth.
Results from a professional whitening treatment can be immediate (up to 6 shades whiter in just 60 minutes). And the process is safe, reliable and hassle free. Sensitivity during the treatment may occur in some clients. The Zoom! Light produces minimal heat, which usually is the source of discomfort. Rarely, mild tingling sensation is experienced immediately after the procedure, but it always disappears. We recommend an anti-sensitivity toothpaste prior and post treatment to reduce any sensitivity. It is important to remember that Teeth Whitening procedures have varying effects on each individual. It may not be as effective for some people as it is for others. Teeth Whitening procedures are not recommended for children under 13 years of age, or for pregnant or lactating women.
Gums Laser De-Pigmentation/ Gum BleachingThe major attributer of darker pigments (Melanin) in the gums is genetics. Excess melanin can build up in the gums, making them look brown or black instead of pink. This is more common in certain ethnic groups like people with Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or African ancestry. However, Melanin hyper-pigmentation can genetically affect people of all races and ethnicities.
Also, poor dental hygiene can result in the development of gum disease, which can affect gum pigmentation. Other factors that may contribute to dark gums include certain medications such as minocycline, a Tetracyclin antibiotic, used for various bacterial infection treatments, salicylic acid, metal-based crowns and restorations, and some systemic diseases. The extra pigment does not indicate any disease or dysfunction Clients seek treatment because of an aesthetic preference for pink gums that showcase their teeth better.
During Gum De-pigmentation/Bleaching with Diode Soft Tissue Laser, a thin top layer of the gum tissue is vaporized and removed, destroying the cells that produce excess melanin. The procedure is almost painless and with minimal or no blood loss. The treatment has a short recovery time with manageable discomfort lasting only 3-5 days. As new tissue is formed during healing, it is likely to be pink rather than brown. Sometimes depending on the color and depth of the dark patch, it may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired degree of lightening. A single gum de-pigmentation treatment can last up-to 20 years or in certain cases, a lifetime.