Tooth whitening has become a highly requested cosmetic dentistry alternative that is extremely effective.
Over time, our teeth tend to lose their original colour, as there are foods (like those with red pigments), drinks (like soft drinks and coffee) and habits (smoking is the most damaging) that tend to stain or make teeth yellow.
Dental hygiene—although making a relevant contribution—is not enough to remedy these stains. Therefore, it is worth considering dental whitening as a treatment to achieve optimal results.
What does tooth whitening consist of?
This cosmetic dentistry technique is designed to lighten your teeth, so that they progressively recover their natural white colour.
One of its unusual features is that it can be done both at the dental practice and at home. However, the supervision of a medical professional is always essential.
In both cases, gels are applied with concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide.
The effectiveness of treatments done at a clinic is much greater, given the higher concentration of gels employed, as well as the fact that photoactivation (intense light) can be used to maximise results.
The effectiveness of whitening treatments done by professionals is much greater.
We do recommend reinforcing the whitening treatment at home, which consists of applying gels to a tray and repeating the treatment on successive days, always under the supervision of a specialist.
Remember that tooth whitening is painless and innocuous.
In short, we can assure you that deciding to whiten your teeth will improve the appearance of your smile greatly.