Treatment duration: 2 sessions of treatment in every 1-hour appointment. It may require from 1 to 4 sessions depending on the initial color.
Duration of Results: The results tend to be reverse a little after a year; it requires adjustments, but under ideal conditions it can last up to four years without tweaks or adjustments.
What is consists of: We apply a special gel, which has fluoride and potassium components in order to avoid sensitivity, is applied and then it is activated through the LED light.
Later, a desensitizing gel is applied and indications are given to the patient for personal care and we observe how many more appointments are needed.
Duration of treatment: 15 days to 1 month using it 1 hour daily, at night.
Duration of Results: It can take up to 10 years, depending on factors such as habits, age, initial color, composition of tooth and amount of enamel.
What is consists of:
We take dental impression molds and these are sent to a lab to make custom-sized trays. Afterwards, these trays are handed out to the patient along with concentrations of bleaching gel, potassium nitrate and fluoride to eliminate sensitivity.
Syringes are also sent out with neutral gel, which is special fluorine that drastically decreases sensitivity and enhances enamel remineralization.
What is tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening is the elimination of intrinsic teeth stains; this means they are those stains that are located below the enamel, stains that have joined over time by factors such as smoking or eating dark colored foods and beverages. Keep in mind that not only completely dark colored foods like colas, red wine, coffee and chocolate may have produced these spots. They can also be caused by the large number of dyes that can be found today in strong colored foods, and even by natural pigments in foods such as beets, carrots and papaya, among others.
It is safe?
Whitening is completely safe, when handled by specialists, since it will be constantly monitored, thus avoiding any damage to the mouth, gums or teeth. In the same sense, "homemade" solutions, which can be purchased freely in shops and supermarkets, are dangerous because they can be used deliberately without any control, and they have been clinically proven to not cause the patient’s desired mouth whitening, since the bleaching agents are highly sensitive and delicate and cannot be marketed in this way.
It is very important to know that the sensitivity by whitening could be the same as with any food that is acidic or that is excessively cold or hot. In all these cases, saliva has the power to regulate pain through enamel remineralization, this means that the enamel becomes porous during brief moments, but saliva returns it to its normal state without any damage, while this is all performed responsibly and consciously.
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