Home dental whitening
The advantage of home dental whitening is that you can comfortably achieve it, depending on your schedule, without adapting to other constraints. You must pay attention to the following points. In the case of home-based tooth whitening, only use quality, controlled tooth whitening products that do not damage the enamel of your teeth. The products and the process that we offer for home dental whitening are completely secure, the treatment makes it possible to lighten teeth from 2 to 3 shades.
In office dental whitening
Compared to home-based treatment, the advantage of dental bleaching in the office is that the color of teeth can be thinned from 7 to 8 shades. The use of concentrated products requires professional knowledge and monitoring. The dental whitening performed in the office is also suitable for the lightening of devitalized teeth.
When dental whitening is performed in the treatment room, more concentrated products are used, so it is essential that the procedure be carried out under the supervision of a dentist. The treatment produces a lighter color of 7 to 8 shades. In all cases, tooth whitening is preceded by cleaning the tooth surface (polishing, thorough cleaning), descaling and checking existing fillings and prostheses. The treatment requires about 1 hour.
Dental bleaching process
The advantage of tooth whitening performed in the dental office is that it is the only intervention required to achieve the desired result. The patient must remain in the dentist’s chair for a maximum of 3 x 15 minutes until teeth are sufficiently white. Plasma lamp tooth whitening is completely secure and pain free.
After the preparation of the mouth, the dentist puts the whitening product on the teeth and lights them with a specific plasma lamp for 15 minutes, then renews this operation 2 to 3 times. The result is immediately visible.
Advantages of teeth whitening performed in the dental office:
- the treatment takes place under the control of a dentist
- the result is immediately visible to the naked eye (teeth can be thinned up to 10 shades)
- the effect is lasting
- treatment can be applied to both live and devitalized teeth
- easy application of the correct dosage by the dentist
Disadvantages of dental whitening performed in the office:
- the place of treatment is fixed: the patient must be present in the dental office
- the treatment is more expensive
When do we advise against tooth whitening?
In some cases, dental bleaching can not be achieved, including:
- during the period of pregnancy and breastfeeding
- in patients with dental appliances
- in case of teeth requiring a filling
- in case of allergic reaction against any material used in tooth whitening
The patient’s eating habits and oral hygiene or possible addiction to tobacco greatly determine the durability of tooth whitening. The consumption of foods and beverages with a high rate of dyes (coffee, tea, cocoa), hastens the deterioration of the effects of tooth whitening.