Teeth whitening is a recurring technique to improve the smile. Teeth can darken or acquire certain shades by various factors such as snuff, the deficit of hygiene, chromogenic bacteria in the oral cavity ... but also certain foods and beverages such as coffee, wine, tea or food coloring the stain.
A dentist can perform a teeth whitening to anyone with a healthy mouth without cavities and with proper oral hygiene. There are different types of stains teeth so the practitioner should assess whether tooth whitening is the appropriate treatment for the patient. We have several whitening techniques and products.
Whitening products, among which the most common as hydrogen peroxide, are used in various concentrations as appropriate to treat. This product can be applied in their own homes as directed by the dentist patterned. Often the whitening product with light and heat lamps bleaching sessions in consultation with and under the supervision of a dentist that accelerate the process combines. The number of sessions depends on each case.
Teeth whitening, home care
Once the process is finished the patient may feel some tooth sensitivity, always on a temporary basis. This is controlled with toothpaste, gel and mouthwash desensitize, this treatment will also help protect the tooth against external agents. In no event tooth bleaching suffer any damage or injury.
It must be remembered that the dental aging causes deterioration making the enamel is more translucent outer structure, showing the inside of the tooth with the passage of time becomes more yellowish. Importantly, a previously whitened teeth respond better against such aging.
After a whitening treatment you can eat and drink as normal, but will have to avoid certain foods and beverages during the stabilization of the new color obtained. These limitations will be given by professional once the procedure is completed. The bleaching results are maintained long-term, always following precautions regarding oral hygiene, diet and bad habits.