In the dental aesthetic sector, teeth whitening is the treatment that is responsible for reducing the original color of the teeth by several tones, leaving the teeth whiter and brighter.
Many are the people who ask us about this treatment to whiten teeth in an effective, fast and painless way. For this reason, the specialized professional team of Asensio Advanced Dentistry has decided to answer all the frequent questions about whitening:
- Why do the teeth darken?
There are several reasons, which differ between factors of internal origin, which are the most difficult stains to remove, or external. Among the external factors that affect the tone of the teeth, tobacco and drinks such as coffee, wine, soft drinks stand out. Another external factor can be affected by age and the passage of time. The teeth are gradually staining from the natural or artificial colorants that are found in our day-to-day food.
On the other hand, internally originating tooth staining is affected by the consumption of antibiotics and you could also find that the case in people with an incorrect composition of their teeth, such as fluorosis.
- Does whitening damage tooth enamel?
With whitening, what is produced is a deep cleaning of the teeth where the stains that remain within the porosity of the tooth are eliminated, where it does not damage, or wear out, or negatively affect the tooth enamel.
- In what shade can the teeth be?
As each person and their circumstances are different, the level of whitening depends on the initial color of the teeth and the degree of staining.
- How many sessions are needed to whiten teeth?
The whitening in Asensio Advanced Dentistry is performed in a single session lasting approximately one hour. This treatment is divided into four 15-minute sessions with the Phillips Zoom LED. Once the four sessions of 15 minutes each have finished, a fluoride gel paste is applied to the teeth to reduce tooth sensitivity.
- Does whitening hurt?
It is totally painless, it does not need anesthesia and there is no discomfort at all.
- How often is it advisable to have a whitening?
The whitening treatment can be done every year. It will depend on how your teeth are. It is very important that after the first whitening session the instructions recommended by the professional are followed to follow dental hygiene from home and maintain the whitening of the enamel.
- Does whitening produce greater tooth sensitivity?
In our dental clinic we use a methodology with an alternative appliance to the traditional laser, which is characterized by being less intense than the usual ones. With the Phillips Zoom lamp, whitening is accelerated thanks to the use of LED lights, being less aggressive than other techniques to avoid causing tooth sensitivity in patients. The main advantage is that as it is not so intense, it will not damage your tooth sensitivity, and it will take several sessions to complete it, although you will see results from the first day of treatment.
- Are the products you sell online or in pharmacies effective?
Before making any purchase to use it on your teeth, you should consult with your trusted dentist to follow the indications and recommendations that best suit the state of your mouth.
Sometimes the products sold as bleach can contain abrasive particles that can scratch the enamel.
Therefore, before using a product, it is recommended that you follow the advice of your trusted dentist so as not to damage your dental health.
- Who can perform a whitening?
– Over 18 years
– People who have habits such as smoking, drinking a lot of coffee.
– People with fluorosis, tetracyclines and enamel malformations
- In which cases can teeth whitening not be performed?
In cases where the enamel is damaged. It will first need to be rebuilt in order to perform the whitening treatment. Other cases in which they could not be if the person has a great tooth sensitivity or cavities.
- Do tetracycline stains go away with bleaching?
These stains can disappear with the whitening treatment, although it is advisable to resort to a longer treatment in time, of several sessions, to achieve the complete elimination of the enamel stains.
- What foods to eat after whitening?
During the treatment it is advisable to avoid the consumption of tobacco, coffee or tea and drinks and cola soft drinks. Also avoid eating artichokes, spinach and foods that contain coloring such as saffron.
By ingesting these substances during the treatment the total bleaching result is diminished as it can produce additional stains.
A white diet is recommended where the food consumed does not concentrate a large amount of colorants
- Is it good to always use whitening paste?
There are toothpastes that contain abrasive components as well as bleaches that wear or scratch the enamel. For this reason, it is convenient that when choosing your toothpaste you ask your trusted dental clinic so that the specialized professional team can advise you about it.
Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dentristry in Spain, and feel free to call us at 0800 086 9049