Whitening teeth with whitening gel and Whitening Lamp 2 is a procedure, which helps to make the darkened enamel of your teeth lighter and brighter.
For a better result, it is advisable to have your teeth cleaned professionally (dental calculus removal and soda blasting). If you are planning to restore your teeth with crowns, then it is advisable to whiten your teeth before restoration, for it is not possible to change the color of the artificial crown.
Why do teeth darken?
The color of the tooth enamel is very individual and given to us by nature. Tooth enamel darkens over the years. The reason for darkened teeth could also be a tannin-rich menu (products with fruit or vegetable or other natural or artificial colorant), drinks (tea, coffee, red wine, …) or smoking.
Is it difficult to whiten teeth?
Tooth whitening is very easy for the patient. Only one visit to the dentist, where you can sit and relax and leave with a whiter and brighter smile about 1 hour later.
How does the whitening procedure work?
For gum protection, a gum protector is put on gums. Whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide is put on your teeth. Gel-covered teeth are lightened 15-20 minutes with WHITEsmile Whitening Lamp 2. Then the gel is removed and the teeth are covered with a new gel. This procedure is repeated 2-3 times. In the end of the procedure, the gel is washed off and gum protection is removed. If necessary, the tooth surfaces are treated with a sensitivity-minimizing gel. Now you are ready to smile more brightly!
What is WHiTEsmile Whitening Lamp 2?
WHITEsmile Whitening Lamp 2 is the new lamp based on LED technology that activates the whitening gel with its blue light. The lamp does not let off UV-radiation or excessive heat, therefore lessening the risk of tooth sensitivity that can occur during the procedure or later.
Is it safe for teeth?
If the teeth and gums are in a good condition, then the procedure is not dangerous for teeth. Various experiments have shown that this kind of tooth whitening is safe for both teeth and gums.
Does the whitening procedure have any side effects?
Usually the process is painless. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity during the procedure or after that. Clinical experiments show that 90% of the patients do not experience increase in sensitivity and 10% experience it marginally. Usually the side effects are over within 1-2 days. If necessary, your doctor can recommend products that alleviate tooth sensitivity.
How white will the teeth get?
Most patients have experienced great results with the help of whitening. The result can vary depending on the stains on your teeth, thickness of the enamel, your age and habits.
To maintain your bright smile and the result of the whitening, we recommend:
- Not to drink coffee, tea and red wine and not to smoke within 4 hours after the whitening procedure
- To clean your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride
- To use dental floss regularly – to ensure good oral hygiene
- Hereafter not to exaggerate with drinks and dishes that contain tannin (red wine, coffee, tea, soy) and with smoking.
Does the whitening apply to dental crowns and dental bridges as well?
The whitening procedure is not meant for dental crowns and dental bridges.
How long does the result last?
The result and durability of the whitening varies depending on the structure of your teeth and personal hygiene and dietary habits. Following good hygiene habits – brushing your teeth, flossing and regular (1-2 times a year) teeth cleaning in the clinic (soda blasting) guarantee you a lasting bright smile.
What is also advisable to know?
Whitening your teeth with agents that contain hydrogen peroxide is forbidden for people under the age of 18 and for pregnant women. According to the European Union directive 2011/84/EU, the usage of tooth whitening agents that contain more than 0,1% hydrogen peroxide is allowed only when recommended by a dentist and under the supervision of a dentist.