Dental aesthetics: whitening

Written by: Miriam Urda Dorado
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Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Dental aesthetics increasingly concern the population. Over time, the teeth become darker due to several factors, including tobacco, age or consumption of some foods and beverages, such as coffee, red wine or drinks with coloring. Minimizing the consumption of these substances would prevent premature browning of the teeth.

 

Clinical Dental Whitening

Clinical bleaching is one of the most demanded treatments today for teeth whitening. This treatment consists of the activation of some lamps, either LED or cold light with 6% hydrogen peroxide. After an hour in the dental chair receiving this treatment, the result will be positive provided the patient does not smoke within 72 hours after treatment and moderate consumption of products that stain the tooth enamel, such as chocolate, coffee, tomato , the cherries…

 

teeth whitening
Teeth whitening

 

Mixed tooth whitening

This whitening can be combined with ambulatory whitening, with mixed whitening. After the clinical session, the patient is given a mold to whiten the teeth using flexible splints in which 16% carbamide peroxide is deposited. This procedure has to be performed between two and four hours a day for at least fifteen days, in order to qualify the white color of the teeth and thus achieve more satisfactory results.

 

Mention should be made of existing dentifrices on the market, which result in a worse result than the dentist in the clinic, which is also too abrasive for daily use.

 

Thus, do not perform home treatments for teeth whitening and should consult a specialist in dental aesthetics, as they can be harmful to health and damage the enamel, generating recessions or lesions on the gums.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Miriam Urda Dorado
Odonthology

Dr. Urda is odontóloga the Complutense University of Madrid, specializing in digital implant prosthetics, cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies and exercises its practice of dentistry in Clinical Areses for more than five years.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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