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Teeth whitening

Many people have started attaching importance to having white teeth in recent years. Revealing stained yellow teeth whenever you open your mouth will not leave others with a good impression. In any case, how do we go about getting a set of pearly whites? You will have to take good care of your teeth as you go about your daily routine. A famous foreign dentist once said, “Most people acquire their yellow teeth through their habits. They frequently expose their teeth to acidic food and drinks, resulting in the erosion of teeth and enamel loss, turning them yellow.” Smoking, drinking tea or alcohol, and eating foods with food coloring will turn teeth yellow.

Many people have started attaching importance to having white teeth in recent years. Revealing stained yellow teeth whenever you open your mouth will not leave others with a good impression. In any case, how do we go about getting a set of pearly whites?

You will have to take good care of your teeth as you go about your daily routine. A famous foreign dentist once said, “Most people acquire their yellow teeth through their habits. They frequently expose their teeth to acidic food and drinks, resulting in the erosion of teeth and enamel loss, turning them yellow.” Smoking, drinking tea or alcohol, and eating foods with food coloring will turn teeth yellow.

【What is teeth whitening?】

If you really cannot avoid drinking coffee, tea and consuming food that stains your teeth, you can attempt to restore your teeth’s whiteness through teeth whitening treatments (e.g light-activated bleaching, air abrasion, at-home treatment kits, teeth whitening strips, etc). As for how long your teeth will stay white will depend on your eating and brushing habits.

However, before embarking on a teeth-whitening treatment, it is important to understand that the natural color of teeth is actually slightly yellow or red (the color of dentin). Some people are born with thicker and more opaque enamel, which may result in whiter teeth.

If you intend on using teeth whitening products or treatments, ensure that you do not have tooth decay or gum disease before starting the treatment. Teeth whitening agents can easily damage skin and gums, so if you are undergoing treatments for tooth decay or gum disease, those should be done first. No matter which teeth whitening method you choose, it is recommended that you first check with your dentist whether your teeth and gums are healthy enough for the treatment!

Shining Dental Clinic, an experienced teeth whitening dentist from Taichung, would like to remind those seeking treatment that some patients may experience sore gums after teeth whitening. However, as long as the teeth are properly protected and not overly irritated during the process, the sensitivity will usually fade after a short period of time. For detailed teeth whitening recommendations, please consult Shining Dental Clinic in Taichung.

In the next section, we will look at the various teeth whitening methods, how they work, and their costs.

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【Teeth Whitening Comparison Table】

Light-activated Bleaching
Air abrasion
All-ceramic Crowns/Veneers
At-home Teeth Whitening Kits
Advantages
Teeth becomes white
Fast visible effect
Shade and shape selectable
Control over time of treatment
Disadvantage
Short-term post-treatment sensitivity
Only returns teeth to their natural color, whatever it may be
May require trimming
Limited whitening effect
Treatment duration
1 ~ 2 hours
About 30 minutes
Varies from person to person
Long-term continuous use required to see effect
Duration of effect
Depends on diet
Depends on diet
Over 10 years if well-taken care of
Depends on diet
Cost
Medium
(NT$8000~25000)
Cheap
(NT$5000~10000)
Pricey
(NT$20000~30000)
Cheap
((About NT$6000 – 15,000 for8 tubes))
【Four Common Teeth Whitening Methods】

< Stain Removal >

1.Air Abrasion

If you have the habit of smoking, drinking tea or coffee, stains will build up on the surface of your teeth over time resulting in a mouth full of yellow teeth. This situation cannot be remedied simply by cleaning your teeth, and it is not recommended to use the ultrasonic scaler directly on the surface of the teeth to scrape the stain off as this will cause great damage to the enamel and long-term use will even destroy the surface structure of the tooth. Dentists recommend air abrasion for getting rid of surface teeth stains acquired through lifestyle habits. Alternatively, whitening can be achieved by directly polishing the teeth with abrasive agents to remove surface stains.

The Principle Behind Air Abrasion

Very fine powder, such as 50μm aluminum oxide particles, is used for air abrasion. The powder is transferred onto the surface of the teeth using a high-pressure spray from a sandblaster, which removes the stains attached on the surface of the teeth. Air abrasion makes use of extremely fine particles to remove stains from hard-to-reach places like between the teeth, so it helps to return stained teeth to their original color.

Reasons for Recommending Air Abrasion for Teeth Whitening
Air abrasion removes the layers of stain on the surface, and its biggest advantage is that it is fast and effective. On the flip side, because it is a physical form of whitening, it can only restore the teeth to the color of the dentin. If the teeth are naturally yellowish and the dentin is overly stained, it is recommended that you pursue other teeth whitening methods.
<Get White Teeth at Home: At-home>

2.Teeth Whitening Kits

At-home teeth whitening kits can be divided into commercially available products and teeth whitening trays available only from dental clinics.

At-home teeth whitening agents and dental molds on the market often come in just one size and are non-customizable. In contrast, at-home teeth whitening kits from dental clinics boast customized well-fitting dental molds made by dentists and their technicians, with the appropriate agent strength provided to achieve the desired effect. While both treatments are considered at-home teeth whitening kits, the difference between them is enormous.

At-home teeth whitening kits can be divided into commercially available products and teeth whitening trays available only from dental clinics.

At-home teeth whitening agents and dental molds on the market often come in just one size and are non-customizable. In contrast, at-home teeth whitening kits from dental clinics boast customized well-fitting dental molds made by dentists and their technicians, with the appropriate agent strength provided to achieve the desired effect. While both treatments are considered at-home teeth whitening kits, the difference between them is enormous.

How to Use an At-home Teeth Whitening Kit
First, squeeze the whitening gel on the soft dental whitening tray customized for you by your dentist. Wear it to bed every night to whiten your teeth while you sleep. While this method is safe and convenient, its effect doesn’t last long so this method is generally done after light-activated bleaching or air abrasion for getting whiter teeth.
< mediate Effect>
3.Light-activated Bleaching

Light-activated bleaching is a favored treatment because it doesn’t change the physical form of your teeth while allowing your teeth to become visibly whiter in a short time. Light-activated bleaching can at least remove stains on the surface and those deeper under the surface so as to achieve a whitening effect.

Light-activated bleaching is a favored treatment because it doesn’t change the physical form of your teeth while allowing your teeth to become visibly whiter in a short time. Light-activated bleaching can at least remove stains on the surface and those deeper under the surface so as to achieve a whitening effect.

The Principle Behind Light-activated Bleaching

This method transits blue teeth whitening light (a wave length of 480-520 nanometers) through optical fibers which then goes through special optical lenses to filter out harmful ultraviolet and infrared light. The special light activates whitening agent containing Hydrogen Peroxide and 20-nm silica which is used to catalyze redox reactions.

The disadvantages of this treatment are its limited effect and some possible side effects. For example, some people may experience sore gums after the treatment, but the side effect will usually fade after a couple days or weeks. However, if your teeth are damaged or severely discolored, you should probably go for other alternatives to whiten your teeth.

< Minimally Invasive Veneers & All-Ceramic Crowns >
4.Tooth Repair and Whitening in One Treatment
Both all-ceramic crowns and minimally invasive veneers replace the original tooth surface with ceramic material. The difference between them is that all-ceramic crowns replace the entire crown of the tooth, while veneers are just applied to the outer surface of the teeth. Veneers are mostly used to repair the incisors or improve tooth color and shape. All-ceramic crowns, on the other hand, are more often used to restore tooth defects or fine-tune the bite.

Both all-ceramic crowns and minimally invasive veneers replace the original tooth surface with ceramic material. The difference between them is that all-ceramic crowns replace the entire crown of the tooth, while veneers are just applied to the outer surface of the teeth. Veneers are mostly used to repair the incisors or improve tooth color and shape. All-ceramic crowns, on the other hand, are more often used to restore tooth defects or fine-tune the bite.

Minimally Invasive Ceramic Veneers
This type of veneers is made from very thin ceramic material and specially shaped to help it bond to the incisors. Local anesthesia may be required during the procedure. Minimally invasive veneers are generally used to conceal discoloration, chipping, or abnormalities, or to treat small cavities or close gaps in teeth that are large or unevenly distributed. Ceramic veneers are thin yet strong and durable, and generally do not require too much of the tooth enamel to be removed. The lifespan of ceramic veneers is roughly 10-15 years. Veneers are a great way to improve tooth color (i.e., by whitening darkened incisors). Although all-ceramic crowns and minimally invasive ceramic veneers can be expensive, they are a very suitable treatment for those with tooth damage, those needing full mouth reconstruction, and those wishing to have all their teeth in the same shade. For more information about all-ceramic crowns, click here. ▸( click here to learn more about all ceramic crowns )
【Minimally invasive new technology: ceramic teeth whitening Veneers can moderately correct and improve the gap between teeth】

Ceramic teeth whitening patch has little impact on teeth, and can improve the gap between teeth and fine tune the appearance and position. Ceramic teeth whitening patch is recommended for people with these needs, and the color of the patch can also show natural color. It will not be pure white with heavy artificial feeling. It can have a very natural performance in appearance. The customized characteristics can better improve the gap between teeth, tooth lack of angle Short teeth… And other indications.
Compared with the previous traditional ceramic patches, the minimally invasive whitening thin ceramic patches can be as thin as 0.2 ~ 0.3mm, just like contact lenses. Therefore, the degree of grinding is reduced, the original teeth can be retained more completely, and the incidence of sensitive teeth is reduced.

Is ceramic teeth whitening patch recommended?

Ceramic tooth whitening patches are recommended by dental whitening dentists mainly because they are evaluated by professional dentists and customized. Compared with other tooth whitening methods, they are safer and effective. In addition, they can improve the problems of too wide gap and different length of teeth, which is a great blessing for patients with slight dental correction needs. When choosing Taichung dental clinic, we should confirm whether we have a qualified license and professional skills in dental aesthetics. The price of ceramic tooth whitening patches will vary from clinic to clinic. We need to consult with doctors in detail before we can customize appropriate ceramic tooth whitening patches for ourselves.

Evaluation of ceramic tooth whitening patch before treatment

If there are other oral diseases, they should be treated first, and then the treatment of dental ceramic patch can be carried out after the treatment is completed, otherwise the effect and oral health will be affected.

Precautions after ceramic tooth whitening patch

1. Avoid biting hard food (big bones, nuts, etc.).
2. Do not smoke or chew betel nut to maintain oral health.
3. If you have the habit of grinding teeth at night, you need to wear an occlusal plate to avoid rupture.

【Ceramic teeth whitening patch Q & A】

Q.Can ceramic teeth whitening patch fall off? Life span for a lifetime?

Dental ceramic patches can be used for a long time, and the clinic also provides warranty time. If you maintain good oral health, you don’t need to worry too much. It is also recommended to confirm the condition of dental ceramic patches during oral examination every six months.

Q.How much is the price of ceramic teeth whitening patch?

Ceramic dental patches do not belong to the scope of health insurance payment and need to be paid at their own expense. It is suggested to go to the Shining dental clinic for detailed consultation and customized treatment planning.

Q.Is ceramic teeth whitening patch a denture?

Yes, ceramic dental patches belong to the category of dentures.

Q.Will there be a price difference for ceramic teeth whitening Veneers?

According to the equipment, technology and doctor’s experience of each clinic, there will be price differences in the same course of treatment. Therefore, it is recommended that you can personally consult the relevant course of treatment of dental ceramic patches at the Shining dental clinic, and you can understand the details of the course of treatment and cost of dental ceramic patches suitable for you through detailed instructions.

Q.Can CAD-CAM also make Veneers?

Shining dental has introduced CAD-CAM equipment, which can not only save more time, but also achieve better postoperative results in the production of dentures and patches.

Q.What are the advantages of CAD-CAM?

The 3D digital tooth carving of Shining dentist can complete the production and installation of denture veneers on the same day as soon as possible, so that you don’t have to wait for a long time. Because it has a 3D scanning system, it will be more complete and beautiful in production and close to the texture of real teeth.

【Teeth whitening Q & A】

Q.What are the limitations of teeth whitening treatment?

If there is dental whitening treatment, the dentist should inform the patient of the details of dental whitening treatment. If there is dental whitening treatment, the dentist should also inform the patient of the details of dental whitening treatment.

Q.Which is recommended for teeth whitening?

Due to the different principles and indications of various teeth whitening courses, professional teeth whitening dentists need to evaluate personal oral conditions and plan their own teeth whitening courses.

Q.How long does teeth whitening last?

If you still often drink tea, coffee and coke after teeth whitening; Or eat curry, mango Drinks and foods that are easy to deposit pigment are easy to deposit tooth pigment after whitening. Therefore, precautions after tooth whitening are to avoid eating food that is easy to cause pigment deposition and develop good oral hygiene habits, which can maintain the effect of tooth whitening for a longer time.