TEETH WHITENING

Is Teeth Whitening suitable for you? 

Almost everyone who has healthy permanent teeth can get their teeth whitened. It involves bleaching your teeth to make them several shades lighter. 

Types of Teeth Whitening

There are several methods to whiten your teeth, and we at Goa Dental Solutions will help you decide what's best for you.

Teeth Whitening Methods

Laser Whitening

Laser teeth whitening procedure lightens your teeth by 6-8 shades in an hour.

Home Whitening

Get your teeth whitened in the comfort of your home, it involves wearing a customized bleaching tray over your teeth with the whitening gel for 15-60 min depending on the strength of the whitening gel. This can be once or twice a day for 7-21 days.

Phillips Zoom Laser Whitening
  • The Phillips Zoom Laser Whitening takes about an hour. We begin by polishing your teeth, and then the lips and gums are covered to leave only the teeth exposed.

  • Our dentist will then apply Phillips Zoom Whitening Gel over your teeth and activate the Zoom Light for 15 min.

  • This process is repeated 3 times for a treatment of 45 min.

Pre Bleaching Instructions

Get your teeth checked by our dentist to make sure you are a suitable patient for whitening. At that time, the dentist will also do teeth cleaning. If you have sensitive teeth, it's best to use teeth remineralizing gel-like Tooth Mousse or Toothmin 2 weeks prior to the Whitening procedure. 

Maintaining your Whitened Teeth 

  • Please avoid food that stains your teeth like tea, coffee, red wine, and soft drinks.

  • If you consume foods that stain, please rinse with water.

  • Avoid tobacco products.

  • Get a regular clean up and polish done.

  • Use the home use touch up kit every 6 months.

What about home kits for Teeth Whitening? 
  • Brush and floss your teeth, the whitening gel works best on clean teeth.

  • Make sure the whitening trays are dry.

  • Place a small drop of the tooth whitening gel at the middle on the inward front surface of the tray

  • Do not spread the gel.

  • Insert the whitening tray in your mouth

  • Wipe off the excess gel from the gums.

  • If its a 10-16% carbamide peroxide gel, use it for 2-4 hours once or twice a day.

  • If its a 20-35% carbamide peroxide gel, use it 30min to 1 hour — once to twice a day.

  • If it's a 20-22% hydrogen peroxide gel, use it only once for 30min to 1 hour.

  • Remove the tray and rinse your teeth.

  • Brush if there is any remaining gel on the teeth.

  • Clean the trays with a toothbrush and cold water.

  • Store the trays with a toothbrush and cold water.

  • Store the trays In the tray container in a cool & dry place.

  • Store the gel in the refrigerator, but not in the freezer.

Please Note
  • Teeth Whitening does not work on crowns, fillings or veneers

  • Also, there is not enough evidence about the potential side effects of the whitening products on you and your baby during pregnancy. It is recommended to avoid Teeth Whitening treatments during pregnancy.

  • Bleaching is not recommended for children under 16 years

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