5 Frequently asked questions about tooth whitening

Written by: Dra. Ana Anglada
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Ester Izquierdo Romagosa

Many people come to inquiries from Dentistry to undergo teeth whitening, but in many cases are unaware of some aspects of this treatment. It is therefore important to have prior knowledge about it.

What is teeth whitening?

In the first consultation is noted the color of the patient's teeth and makes her photographs to know in later reviews the achieved whitening. If necessary, cleaning is also done to remove tartar deposits and stains caused by snuff, coffee, tea, and other products. At the first appointment with models of the patient's mouth they are also made to make splints for you.

After a few days, it is delivered to the patient splints and whitening kit that includes whitening syringes to take home whitening. If the patient has a severe stain, you can also make a first session in the clinic whitening peroxide-activated LED lamps.


What teeth whitening techniques exist?

The main methods of whitening are:

  • Whitening clinic: is to apply high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide for 30-60 minutes. It is used in the most difficult cases of pigmentation and can also be combined with treatment at home.
  • Outpatient or home whitening: the patient 's own product is applied using syringes on transparent splints that are placed for a few hours a day. The results usually noticed after a few days.
  • Combined bleaching: use the two treatments discussed above. It is the most recommended method because it provides more effective and lasting results.


Does teeth whitening painful?

Sometimes you may notice some tenderness. That is why whitening kit also includes a desensitizing substances. It is also advisable to use specific pastes to reduce sensitivity.


Does tooth whitening contraindications?

It should be noted that whitening is only effective in the natural tooth, so if the patient has fillings or crowns of ceramic, they are not going to whiten. Anyway, if the fillings are much after treatment, they can be exchanged for a more similar to that achieved color.


How long will the results of tooth whitening?

especially the lifestyle of the patient depends, as the snuff, wine, coffee, among other substances, the effect is less durable. Anyway, eventually always it ends up having a slight relapse. That is why the outpatient treatment is recommended because it is more durable and a reminder to the splint still serves, so only need to buy one or two syringes.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Ana Anglada

The Dra. Ana Anglada is a leading company specializing in Invisalign Dentistry, orthodontics and dental esthetics. Graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid, with Erasmus stay at Trinity College in Dublin. He has attended international Summit of Invisalign in several cities, and has made an update in dental esthetics at the University of New York.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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