Teeth whitening is a very accessible dental service that can be done at home or in the clinic.
Every procedure offered consists of the application of a peroxide-based whitening gel (hydrogen or carbamide) on the surface of the tooth. During the resting phase, the chemical action of the whitening agent breaks the dark pigments.
Waiting time is established according to certain criteria variable from one person to another:
Receptivity of enamel to treatment
Cause of discoloration
For example, a dentist-supervised home bleaching involves wearing custom-made gutters in which you drop a predetermined amount of gel. You keep them in your mouth for a time that can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours daily. A procedure averages 10 to 14 days, but can sometimes be longer.
Results and risks of teeth whitening
A treatment that follows the recommendations of your dentist and his team, gives aesthetic, natural, and lasting results. However, be advised that a teeth whitening is not for life. Retouching is necessary to maintain the new luster of your teeth. Frequency is mainly determined by your lifestyle habits: smoking, increased consumption of coffee / tea or red wine, poor oral hygiene, etc.
Although safe, this type of procedure is not without generating small discomfort for some patients. The main ones include dental tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Fortunately, these inconveniences are temporary and subside easily.
Not recommended for:
People going through chimio or radio therapy
Pregnancy or breast feeding
People with severe gum recession
If you teeth can’t undergo this kind of treatment, note that there are alternatives to teeth whitening.