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5 things you should know about dental whitening

Posted on 13/03/2019
5 things you should know about dental whitening

Dental whitening has become one of the most popular dental treatments in recent years, proof that many people are just as concerned about dental aesthetics as they are about oral health. And, of course, everyone wants a bright white Hollywood smile.

Dental whitening is a very simple yet effective process. This treatment will recover your teeth’s whiteness and shine without damaging the enamel through a procedure that removes stains and lightens the tone of the teeth. These stains can be deep or superficial and the dentist will personalize your treatment depending on the position and condition of the stains.

If you’re unhappy with your smile and have been thinking about getting your teeth whitened, here are five things you should know before making an appointment with our specialists:

Teeth whitening. What you should know before treatment

The dental whitening procedure is safe and simple, but there are a few tips you should keep in mind before getting your treatment done at our dental clinic in Barcelona. Here are 5 things you should know about this aesthetic treatment:

It does NOT damage tooth enamel.

The professional whitening performed at our dental clinic never damages the tooth enamel. Numerous studies show that this treatment doesn’t make teeth more fragile nor does it compromise their integrity.

It isn’t recommended for people with cavities, fractures in the enamel or with highly sensitive teeth

Practically everyone can get their teeth whitened, but the treatment isn’t recommended if the patient has cavities or cracked or highly sensitive teeth. Which is why it is crucial to get a professional exam and opinion with one of our specialists before opting for this procedure.

The effects of teeth whitening last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years

No treatment available today permanently whitens teeth. Treatment results are instantaneous, but the duration of dental whitening will depend on several factors, including the patient’s age, oral cleaning habits and the type of teeth whitening.

Risk of temporary post-treatment hypersensitivity

Many patients experience some dental hypersensitivity (due to the components of the gel used) during the hours following treatment.

Teeth whitening isn’t synonymous with teeth cleaning

Teeth whitening is a purely aesthetic treatment that changes the color of the enamel, while a teeth cleaning removes plaque, stains and other buildup. Regular cleanings after getting your teeth whitened is essential for a longer-lasting treatment.

Ready for a dental whitening to bring back your whitest, brightest smile? Make an appointment with our specialists for professional, personalized advice.