People have different tooth tones, ranging from the lightest to the most yellow. It is common for the teeth to turn yellow over time, but other factors also darken the teeth:
• Coffee, tea, red wine, cigarettes;
• Very pigmented foods such as cherries, blackberries and beets;
• Too much accumulated tarta.
In addition to these, there are internal factors that cause staining or darkening of the teeth:
• In addition to these, there are internal factors that cause staining or darkening of the teeth;
• Treatment with certain antibiotics in the period of tooth formation;
• Excessive fluoride intake during tooth formation, from birth to the age of 16;
• The normal aging of people.
Efficient ways to whiten teeth
There are several safe and effective methods that promote teeth whitening. Consult your dentist, he will analyze the state of your teeth and the result you want, determining which treatment is best for you.
• The degree and type of stain;
• The state of the dental structure;
• The aesthetic format;
• Prophylaxis (dental cleaning).
A dentist is able to remove most of the external stains caused by food or cigarettes. Between visits to the dentist, the regular use of toothpastes associated with proper brushing, with dental floss and toothbrush, prevents the formation of these stains.
Dental whitening performed at the Clinic:
• Auto Application Whitening
• In-Clinic Whitening
Whitening at Home
A silicone tray is made to fit perfectly your teeth. The gel is placed internally andl to be applied depending on the gel, it can be used during the day (30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night) or during the sleep. In both cases, the dentist and the patient choose the best method.
Whitening in Clinic
This procedure is performed in a dental clinic and requires several visits to achieve the desired result. To perform the technique, the gingiva is protected, and the photoactivated whitening gel is applied on the tooth surface. The lightening starts after the activation of the lightening substance through a special light (eg, low power laser or led).
Differences between the 2 methods
Both methods are indicated for the whitening of old and internal or external stains.
Whitening at Home is the most efficient, long-lasting method, and the one with the best results, while Whitening in Clinic has less durability, and can cause sensitivity. It is indicated when the patient requires more urgent aesthetics, and should always be complemented with the Self Application technique.
Care during bleaching:
With the advent of new compounds for whitening, nowadays there is no longer the need for the “white diet”, that means, during the whitening process the ingestion of foods with dyes such as coffee, red wine, dark teas, chocolates etc. shows no harming effect.
Other Whitening methods:
They are indicated when the whitening result does not fully meet the patient’s need: Application of Resin Veneers, Ceramic Laminates and Contact Lenses.
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