The desire of the majority of the population is to keep their teeth white and youthful for as long as possible. After all, the color of our teeth is one of several factors that contribute to the aesthetics of our smile and face.
Teeth whitening is a safe, medically assisted treatment that can help whiten your teeth to a lighter shade. It is important to have teeth whitening guided by a dentist so that he can guide and advise you on various details such as:
– If the treatment is indicated or not;
– What technique is indicated;
– If you need to do specific treatment before or after bleaching;
– Aspects and considerations during and after treatment.
There are different types of teeth whitening.
External bleaching done mainly on vital teeth that can be done in the office or at home. And the internal bleaching that is done only on devitalized teeth that are more resistant to color change only with external bleaching.
Frequently Asked Questions
We like both dental whitenings techniques, at home or at the office. Both achieve similar results.
No. Teeth whitening after 2 to 3 years begins to show setbacks and it may be necessary to repeat the treatment with less or equal intensity. But it depends a lot on each person’s life habits (diet, smokers, type of enamel-dentin).
No. Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth. The products used are capable of impregnating the structure of the tooth and dissolving the compounds responsible for darkening (stains), as long as it is guided by a qualified professional.
Whitening pastes do not have the same action as teeth whitening carried out together with your Dentist. This type of paste removes the pigment superficially and not intrinsically. The excessive, continuous and long-term use of this type of paste, being abrasive, promotes enamel wear and weakening of the tooth structure.
White diet, no food or drinks that can stain teeth. Avoid foods with extreme temperatures. Do not smoke.
During treatment, it is normal for white dental stains that were imperceptible or very subtle to become more whitish. In the weeks after the treatment they return to their initial color.
You can bleach every 6 months, but it will probably be necessary after 2 years, not before that period.