For whitening of dark, dull, or stained teeth, bleaching may be the simplest solution. Bleaching is performed by taking an impression of your teeth and making a duplicate model of them. On this model, a soft, thin, clear tray is fabricated. This tray is filled with a bleaching gel and placed directly over the teeth in the mouth. This bleach filled tray can be worn for several hours during the day or worn at night while you sleep. Results can be seen daily. To attain maximum results, most patients must wear the bleaching tray for 1-2 weeks. However, the timing of these results can be influenced by the different strengths of the bleaching gels which are available. Visit ZOOM! page.
Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.
1. Removal of calculus (tartar):Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can be removed with special dental instruments.
2. Removal of plaque:Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.
3. Teeth polishing: Remove stain that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling