Teeth whitening is a safe treatment that aims to change the colour of the teeth to natural whiter shades, thus achieving a brighter smile.
The procedure is simple and can be done at home or in the doctor’s office.
Home whitening treatment
Bleaching at home is done with special personalised splints in which a special approved whitening gel is placed. The treatment lasts 2 weeks with clear instructions and the guidance of the dentist to achieve the desired result. Before starting the treatment, a dental check-up for caries and gingivitis and oral hygiene instructions precedes.
Very important for optimal results is to avoid any food or drinks that can leave stains such as coffee, black tea, red wine and cigarettes.
Whitening treatment in the office
Whitening in the doctor’s office is an effective method that is achieved and is done in the doctor’s office in just 45 minutes using chemically activated without the use of a lamp. The result can be even 3-4 tones whiter depended on the teeth initial shade. The procedure is safe and no harm is caused to the teeth!
The dentist carefully isolates the soft tissues (gums and lips) so that they do not come in contact with the whitening gel and immediately afterwards he places the whitening gel on the teeth for 30 minutes A
The procedure is repeated for a total of 2 cycles of 30 minutes each until the dentist determines that the desired result has been achieved. At the end of the treatment, the doctor places on the patient special transparent splints with desensitizing and moisturizing material for the teeth.
The combination of whitening in the doctor’s office and extending of the procedure at home with the splints is considered the most effective in the long-term. After the treatment and for only 24 hours the patient shall not drink or eat anything that leave stains such as coffee, tea, red wine for optimal results.
The final result is obvious after 24 hours.
The effect of bleaching varies from person to person, while it also varies depending on the daily habits of the person, such as smoking, or consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, etc.