Every person wants to be healthy, look good, feel proud of yourself and be happy. A smile is a synonym of all this, especially if you have a nice smile.
One of the factors that can influence this is the shade of your teeth. It’s because of this that our patients look to bleach their teeth in a professional way.
When we do a dental bleaching, we look for the following:
- Obtain a change in the shade of our patient’s teeth
- To keep the new shade we achieve, as long as possible
With this in mind, we need to take a look at the color our teeth have, why have they changed and if the stains our teeth’s have are internal or external.
To know exactly how are we going to achieve this new color in our patient’s teeth, we start with a very simple dental evaluation. With this we will know what type of bleaching a patient needs, the concentration and all the care the patient need to obtain the smile we are all looking for.
It’s important to remember that a dental bleaching should always be done under professional supervision. This way we can eliminate the risks of sensitivity and damage to our teeth and gums. This kind of treatments can lead to undesirable results without a correct control and diagnosis.
Who can have a dental bleaching?
- Patients that don’t like their actual teeth color
- Patients without cavities
- Patients without a history of dental sensitivity
- Patients with healthy gums
We all need to take into consideration that a dental bleaching has an effect in our teeth and not in our old fillings. This is especially important when we have fillings in our front teeth, which can be more evident once we are done with our treatment. In many situations, we might need to change our fillings for new ones to match the new shade.
What type of dental bleaching exist?
Chair-side: This is done in 45-60 minutes. This is the most common type of bleaching done, and the one most of our patients look for. In only one appointment we achieve the whitest shade possible with Phillips System: Zoom! or Dash.
House bleaching: This method is used in case our patients have dental sensitivity or gum recessions. It is used in a tray for 30 minutes during the day or during sleep hours for a week. Change in color are slower, but more stable, reducing the chance for pain often experienced with none professional products.
What should we do to keep the new color in our teeth?
Avoid food with pigments like wine, black beans, dark sodas, etc. Brush and floss regularly, and periodic dental cleanings are simple things we should do to keep our new color for long period of time.
No matter which option you choose (chair-side or home bleaching), every 6 months or every year you can get some retouches, which will keep your white smile for the longer period of time and share it with our friends and family.