Laser Teeth Whitening Steps (Dentist-Supervised) :
1.) Check-up and Briefing
First, we carefully assess if Teeth Whitening is the correct approach to your specific situation. Suppose you have all your permanent teeth in good condition, meaning no open tooth cavities, no defective dental fillings, or faulty restorations on teeth. In that case, you can be an ideal candidate to receive teeth whitening.
Then we will get the current shade of your teeth to have a starting point of how your teeth looked before the process to compare with the after result.
2.) Teeth Cleaning and Careful Evaluation
Professional Dental Cleaning should be done first to remove teeth stains caused by beverages, food, or smoking before teeth whitening. Part of the cleaning is to polish your teeth with prophylaxis paste, a minty taste polishing toothpaste that will first remove surface stains and teeth contaminants.
After a dental cleaning, we can spot potential teeth problems that need preferential attention before proceeding to the Teeth Whitening phase. We sometimes need teeth desensitization measures or sealing possible sensitive teeth portion with suitable restoration before commencing the application of the whitening gel.
3.) Gum Protection
Gum barrier or gingiva protection is a crucial step in Teeth Whitening. This will ensure protection to your gums, which are vulnerable to whitening solutions intended only for the hard shell of the teeth.
4.) Whitening Solution Application and the Intense Blue LED Light Accelerator
The tried and tested teeth whitening solution that we apply will then work its way to lighten the color of your teeth to a brighter and whiter appearance with the aid of an intense blue LED Light accelerator focused on the teeth. They come in cycles and are usually priced per cycle required to cause their whitening effect. To be able to see results, a 2 or 3 cycles option is the favored option. What happens on the first cycle is that the solution only initiates the teeth lightening effect. To better see a high contrast of result, a 3 cycle session is what most of our patients practically avail.
5.) Final Touch-up & Repolishing
After removing the gingival dam that we put to cover the gums during teeth whitening cycles, we can now remove them and check for possible irritation. We have a ready antidote for gum irritation. Then we do the final polish to reveal the after result. We also provide a teeth whitening wand for you to apply on your teeth the next few days to ensure permanency of effect.
You can see the pictures below to see the Teeth Whitening results we did on our patients. Each situation differs, so expect for variation of the outcome.
Many patients want a cheaper but reliable teeth whitening result, and we also offer the Take-Home Whitening Treatment. Although you do the whitening at home, the dentist will guide you from the start on the go-about of the process.
To do this option, we begin with the 2 steps mentioned earlier, process the same with the Laser Teeth Whitening.
You will load a tiny amount of the solution on the tray; afterward, insert the loaded tray in your mouth, over your teeth. The average required time to do the soaking of your teeth to the whitening solution is 30 minutes for 2 weeks. You can do the process daily consecutively or every other day – whatever is convenient to you. We advise that you do it at night, after dinner and when you are done with the brushing and flossing of your teeth. After every gel application you do, be sure to rinse or brush your teeth and clean and keep the bleaching trays.
Smile More Dental Clinic dentists provide a safe, proven, and effective teeth whitening solution here in the Philippines – and to residents of Manila, Pasay, Makati, Quezon City, Caloocan City, Pasig, and the neighboring cities, so contact us if you want to avail this smile improvement advantage.