Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ghassan Zein
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Very few dental procedures can make a more dramatic difference than teeth whitening. A bright, white, smile can take years off of a person’s face, and help to create a more beautiful and youthful appearance. Although there are several options for whitening teeth, we recommend either a quick and painless in-office treatment or if you would like to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, at-home teeth whitening is a great solution as well. The Beverly Hills Medical Center- Kuwait can easily help you achieve your teeth whitening goals.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If the first option is right for you, and you’re interested in having the hour long procedure done in our dental office, in just one visit your teeth can be whitened up to 9 shades. There are several methods for whitening teeth, and we have found that the laser systems are very effective and safe. These treatments can also last for years, if taken care of properly, and have been proven to be more effective than store-bought whitening toothpastes of whitening strips.
In-Office Teeth Whitening- Will it Work For Me?
At the Beverly Hills Medical Center – Kuwait we ware committed to helping our patients achieve the whitening results that they desire. In the first consultation, we will discuss with you what your goals are for the process, and then realistically address the possibilities for teeth whitening. Depending on the current state of your teeth, and the amount of discoloration or stain, whitening can he a harder, longer, process.
If the laser whitening treatment is the right fit for you, we will apply a 17% hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. The gel is activated by the LED light that is placed in the mouth. These two components combine to help break-up tooth stains by targeting the dentin. The process is fast, and will take approximately one hour from start to finish. Your comfort is our number one priority, and during this waiting period you can relax, read, listen to music or watch a movie/TV.
Longevity of Results
Depending on your lifestyle choices, in-office teeth whitening can last for over one year. However, we will give you guidelines to follow after the process, and depending on how you follow them will directly affect your teeth whitening results. To extend the longevity of your treatment, we recommend not consuming a lot of coffee, tea, or wine and to steer clear of smoking cigarettes. Once again, you do not have to completely stop drinking these beverages or smoking, however, cutting back will significantly increase the teeth whitening results. Although teeth whitening touch-ups are also available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What causes stains on teeth?
A: There are a number of factors that contribute to stains on teeth- including: eating and drinking certain foods, smoking and certain medications.
Q: Will be tooth enamel be damaged because of teeth whitening?
A: In short, the answer is No. The methods that we use for teeth whitening do not damage or corrode the tooth enamel.
Q: Will I be uncomfortable during the teeth whitening session?
A: You may experience tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but the discomfort is not extreme.
Q: Can I eat or drink any colored foods after teeth whitening?
A: We recommend not eating any colored foods for up to 24 hours after the whitening procedure, since your dentin is opened and your teeth are prone to staining. We suggest eating white or clear foods to help make the whitening procedure last and be as effective as possible.
Contact us for an appointment today and we’ll determine the best way to whiten your teeth so you look and feel better about your smile.
At Beverly Hills Medical Center – Kuwait our staff is highly qualified and trained to help you achieve your teeth whitening goals. We will advise you on the best options for your mouth, and discuss all of your personal possibilities. Patient care is the most important aspect of our business, and are committed to providing top-notch quality care to help achieve life-changing results. We look forward to working with you, and how we can best serve you.
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