Teeth Whitening: techniques and operation

What are the basic techniques for teeth whitening?

The techniques can be an outpatient basis i.e. the patient is done at home, and can also be performed in the dental clinic, using high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide 35% or more that is the faster acting system. The best results are obtained using a mixed technique, outpatient and clinic.

Sometimes whitening treatments produce tooth sensitivity. Why is this the case?

One possible consequence of the whitening technique is the thermal sensitivity of the teeth or temporary pain, and irritation of the gums, but it is reversible, you can also burn. By using splints can irritate the gums, cause nausea and discomfort in the Temporomandibular Joint, other effects may be microstructural alterations, recurrent discoloration, altered taste (metallic taste) that disappears within 2 hours.

What mechanisms exist to prevent tooth sensitivity in teeth whitening processes?

It is best to use toothpastes or solutions containing potassium nitrate, used as topical soothing nerves, can also be used with solutions containing calcium phosphate which has the advantage of remineralizing enamel.

What should you do to keep healthy teeth after bleaching treatment?

The bleaching treatment cannot be done if both the teeth and gums and periodontal tissues are not healthy.

Over time, though have been treated teeth for whitening is it possible to return to black, having to repeat the treatment?

Yes, the natural tendency is that through the years appear dark again I had the tooth, so if necessary can be perfectly whitened once a year, although usually every 3-4 years. No big changes color during the 2-3 years following the bleaching technique if it is well done and the diagnosis of tooth color is correct.

Depending on what treatment enamel recommend to their clients?

The system is faster acting hydrogen peroxide at high concentrations that we use in the clinic. The carbamide peroxide is slower acting and has more risk of gum irritation and teeth being dehydrated gel anhydride.

Are contraindicated perform bleaching young people under 14 years, very sensitive teeth, stained teeth due to meals, drinks, bad hygiene, teeth too dark, open cavities, fillings very extensive developmental defects of enamel or dentin, pyorrhea and in pregnant patients and nursing.

This indicated in yellow teeth flurosis moderate staining tetracyclines, metabolic diseases and especially in pulp and color change with physiological aging.

What recommendations would you make to the aesthetic professionals?

A few colors of teeth that can be improved with the whitening therefore you should select your teeth and remember that it is a treatment designed to restore one or more teeth color or translucency when they present discolorations affecting dental esthetics and facial. The purpose of bleaching is not white but get a lighter tooth.

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