Teeth Whitening in Dubai
Everyone deserves sparkling, shiny teeth. If, for some reason, they become yellowish and stained, there is no need to worry as teeth whitening in Dubai is there to help you restore the lost brilliance of your smile.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, a cosmetic dental procedure, uses hydrogen or carbamide peroxide for dental bleaching to enhance appearance and turn discoloured teeth shiny. These bleaches decompose tooth stains into tiny fragments. As a result, the pigment of those stains becomes less concentrated, and the teeth become whiter.
Why Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?
Teeth can become discoloured over time for various reasons, such as the choice of foods, tobacco use, and other dental habits. These factors make your teeth less bright, affecting your smile and lowering your confidence. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers numerous teeth whitening options that can help brighten your smile and restore self-esteem.
Causes of Yellow Teeth
There is a long drawn debate behind the causes of yellowish teeth. Generally, the causes include:
- Aging can lead to discoloration of teeth as it is directly related to both thinning enamel and the accumulation of stains over time.
- The use of tobacco can cause staining as it contains substances like tar and nicotine.
- Beverages, such as alcohol and others with strong colourants, can contribute to staining.
- Certain medications, such as tetracycline antibiotics during tooth formation and excessive fluoride in childhood, which can cause dental fluorosis.
- In some cases, old dental fillings can give a grey-black colour to teeth.
- Inadequate oral hygiene can result in plaque and tartar buildup, leading to a yellow appearance of the teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
The three most essential criteria you must meet to qualify for teeth whitening treatment include the following:
- Your teeth are free of cavities
- You have healthy gums
- You are above 16 years
Important Checks Before Teeth Whitening
In the following scenarios, you may need to consult a certified dentist to evaluate your case and whether you are allowed to undergo treatment:
- Pregnant or nursing women
- People who have dental fillings, crowns, implants, or other restorations
- Patients with severe gum disease, cavities, and exposed tooth roots due to gum recession
- People who tend to show allergic reactions to peroxide or other whitening agents
- People who think they would get an unrealistically whitened smile
Types of Teeth Whitening Treatment
At Euromed Clinic Dubai, we combine teeth whitening best practices with the latest technology to help you get a bright smile. Here is a brief rundown of the teeth whitening techniques used at our clinic.
Laser Teeth Whitening
During a Laser teeth whitening session, a dentist applies a bleaching gel to your teeth and then directs a laser beam onto them, causing the gel to heat up. This activates the whitening agents in the gel, targeting the stain molecules. Laser teeth whitening is painless but may cause extra tooth sensitivity, which may last 24 hours.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom teeth whitening is an advanced tooth-brightening procedure to reduce discoloration. During this procedure, the doctor applies Zoom Peroxide gel to the teeth before exposing them to Zoom light. The Zoom light source is a specialised LED lamp that produces bright blue light. This activates peroxide on your teeth, prompting the whitening agents to decompose stains. This treatment takes less than an hour.
Home Teeth Whitening
Home teeth whitening is ideal for individuals requiring mild teeth bleaching. This treatment option consists of whitening trays and gels that you must apply to the teeth for a few days, according to the dentist’s instructions.
Teeth Whitening Before and After Images
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Dubai?
The starting cost of teeth whitening in Dubai is AED 1500. And home teeth whitening treatments generally cost AED 750. The price of teeth whitening treatment usually depends on the treatment technique and the severity of stains.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Teeth whitening results generally last from a few months to three years, depending on the treatment technique and the person receiving the treatment. The treatment results will quickly fade if you smoke or drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. These items can stain your teeth pretty fast.
How Long After Teeth Whitening Can I Brush My Teeth?
It is generally advised not to brush your teeth for a few hours after whitening due to extra tooth sensitivity caused by the bleaching solution. Speak to your dentist when it is safe to brush after the treatment.
Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Whitening?
Dentists generally recommend brushing your teeth before the whitening procedure to achieve the desired results. This helps remove plaque from teeth and ensures that the whitening agents get in close contact with the teeth’ surface.
How Can I Maintain My Teeth Whitening Results?
You must stick to a good oral care regimen to maintain teeth whitening results. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth as recommended by your dentist. Moreover, avoid foods and other products known to have a teeth-staining effect. Also, avoid acidic foods as they can erode tooth enamel, reversing the whitening effect.
What Not to Eat After Whitening Teeth?
You will need to avoid eating or drinking the following products to maintain teeth-whitening results:
- Dark or strong-coloured foods, such as coffee, tea, and tomato juice
- Acidic foods, such as colas and citrus fruit juices
- Foods with added colours
What Products are Used to Whiten Teeth?
Products that are commonly used for teeth whitening are:
Is Teeth Whitening OK for Teeth?
In most cases, no. Teeth whitening is generally a safe procedure that gives you radiant teeth for months or even years. However, this procedure may become counterproductive in a few specific circumstances. For example, teeth whitening is not recommended for inflamed gum, as it can irritate gum tissues.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The teeth whitening procedure at a dentist’s office may take 30-60 minutes. Generally, only one teeth whitening session is enough to brighten a smile adequately. However, multiple sessions may be required to deal with severe discoloration.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
Teeth whitening treatments involve bleaching, which may cause sensitivity in your teeth. This sensitivity is generally tolerable and temporary.
Is Dental Whitening Safe?
Yes, dental whitening, commonly referred to as teeth whitening, is typically safe when performed correctly and under the supervision of a dental professional.
Consult Our Dentists
A bright white smile is an invaluable facial feature that significantly improves your overall appearance. If you want a radiant smile through teeth whitening treatment, book a consultation at Euromed Clinic Dubai by calling +971 4 394 5422 or filling out the form below.
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