Whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments nowadays.
Improve your smile and get back your confidence
How white can my teeth get?
The process can vary, depending on biological factors such as teeth composition and eg. the fluoride content of your teeth.
Also smokers, red wine and coffee lovers should refrain their habits when having their teeth whitened.
The good news is that there is hardly a case when whitening would not work but the final outcome may vary from one person to another.
How long does whitening last?
The result of teeth whitening usually lasts for 4-5 years but it mainly depends on your lifestyle and habits. Patients need to maintain a good oral hygiene and brush their teeth on a daily basis after whitening treatment.
Also avoid tobacco, coffee, dark sodas and red wines because these substances may restain the teeth.
Is it painful?
During whitening procedure hydrogen peroxide comes through to discolored tooth molecules. Therefore you might experience some sensitivity for a short period of time. Using special toothpaste can help.
Can crowns/ bridges be whitened?
Unfortunately porcelain crowns or bridges cannot be whitened. As they are made from a non-porous material and resistant to teeth whitening.
What is the difference between in-chair and home whitening?
The in-chair whitening is done at the dental clinic by a dentist or by a hygienist. A special whitening gel is applied to your teeth and a LED lamp to assist the bleaching procedure. The whole treatment takes 90 minutes and includes 3 sessions. Each session is 15 minutes long.
At-home teeth whitening contains less hydrogen peroxide than in-chair whitening. During the procedure you will receive a personalized tray with the bleaching material that can be used at your convenience. It might take longer to reach the desired colour with an at-home teeth whitening kit but it is considered less invasive . Also the tray can be used even after several years later.
It is highly recommended to visit a dentist when thinking of teeth whitening. Whitening products bought over the counter, could lead to damage to teeth over time.
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