Teeth Whitening is a treatment that we carry out at our dental clinic in Barcelona, Casanova 25, in order to lighten the shade of tooth colour. Teeth become stained for different reasons. There are pre-natal stains (before birth), other pre-eruptive stains (originating from a prior eruption of the teeth) and those relating to fluorosis if affecting the tooth enamel, such as dentinogenesis imperfecta if it affects the development of dentin.
Before carrying out a whitening treatment, a dental cleaning exercise must be carried out the day before, in order to avoid bleeding gums or sensitive teeth. At the time of whitening, every patient will need:
It is VERY IMPORTANT to isolate the soft tissues properly with the gum protector, retractors and tongue separators in order to avoid contact with the acid as it can damage and burn.
If hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with the gums, tongue or cheeks, it can cause burns. Should this occur, rinse well and apply vitamin E directly to the affected area, as this vitamin will neutralize any reaction. < / p>
It is very important to record the tooth colour before and after the treatment, as often patients get used to the final result and forget what their original shade looked like.
All patients must have had a full consultation and examination prior to the first whitening treatment. All caries and abscesses must be treated, as well as any periodontal therapy completed, prior to whitening.
It is important to establish the expectations of the patient prior to whitening. These must be realistic, with an explanation of what to expect.POST TREATMENT
In order to maintain the result, it is important that for 72 hours after treatment the patient does not consume tobacco, tea, coffee, red wine, mustard, artichokes, beets, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, chocolate, cocoa, squid ink, dyes or saffron.
A little sensitivity is normal during this treatment. If there is post-treatment sensitivity, colourless fluoride gel is recommended, together with plenty of rinsing with water and an analgesic, and this should suffice.
Is teeth whitening recommended for everyone?
Of all the bleaching agents, OXIDATIVES are the most effective and are the ones we use at Clínica Dental Casanova 25, in combination with prior dental cleaning, whereby we use sodium bicarbonate to remove external stains and dyes adhering to the visible surfaces of the teeth.
With whitening we lighten the colour of the teeth, with the degree of same always depending on the initial shade, any type of staining (antibiotic-related or otherwise), and the product used. but we will always manage to lighten the shade .
No, whitening is only effective on the natural teeth.
Usually it is NOT painful. Occasionally there may be some sensitivity during the treatment and throughout the same day, but this will disappear after a day or two.
Whitening maintenance is recommended in order to ensure a good long-term result and this will be determined by our specialists at Casanova 25 Dental Clinic.
The only thing to bear in mind is to restrict the consumption of foods that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, wine, tea, and colorants for 7 to 10 days.