Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is used to embellish or lighten the colour of teeth for aesthetic purposes, eliminating extrinsic or in intrinsic stains and colouring. Tooth whitening is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic dental treatments, and is now almost routine in teeth care and beauty.

Tooth whitening may be done in the dental clinic, where it is known as led tooth whitening, or also with ferrules at home, which are called strips.

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are used as the whitening product as these give the greatest guarantees and best results.

Led tooth whitening in a dental clinic is effective and gives a perfect smile with teeth one tone whiter in hardly a single session, but its effect is not long-lasting.

On the contrary, dental whitening strips used at home achieve the whitening effect more gradually and their action may go on for years.

The results and durability will vary depending on diet and personal habits. Therefore, the whitening effect will last less time in a smoker or someone who drinks wine and coffee regularly.

The duration of the tooth whitening and its bleaching effect depends on the care the patient takes during and after treatment; it is important to avoid the consumption of citric fruit, dark drinks such as cola drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate, cigarettes and tobacco, and for women it is important not to use dark lip tones that can come into contact with the tooth.