Dental Whitening

dental whitening

Achieving a Brighter Smile

Do you feel self-conscious about your teeth due to discoloration or stains? Dental whitening may be the solution you need to boost your confidence and improve your smile.

The most common causes of color change are coffee, tobacco and wine.

What is Dental Whitening?

Dental whitening is a cosmetic procedure that uses various whitening agents to remove stains and discoloration from the teeth. There are two main dental whitening types: in-office and at-home whitening.

In-office whitening is a dentist’s procedure that involves applying a high concentration of whitening gel to the teeth. The gel is activated with a special light, which helps to speed up the process. The entire procedure takes about an hour and can lighten teeth by up to eight shades.

On the other hand, at-home whitening involves using custom-made trays filled with a lower concentration of whitening gel. These trays are worn for a few hours each day over several weeks.

Side effects? The most common side effect of dental whitening is temporary tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity usually goes away within a few days, but it can be managed with desensitizing toothpaste or a fluoride rinse. Other side effects can include gum irritation, which is also temporary and can be managed with a gentle gum massage.

Cost? Our FLÄSH dental whitening program costs 400€, while our at-home tray-based whiteners are more affordable, costing 200€.

How Long Does Dental Whitening Last?

The length of time that dental whitening lasts depends on the condition of teeth, such as porosity, and the method used. Typically, in-office whitening can last up to two years, while at-home whitening can last for several months.

If you’re considering dental whitening, here are the steps required for the in-clinic procedure:

--  Consultation:  discuss the patient's goals and check teeth for suitability.

--  Preparation:   protect gums and soft tissues from contact with whitening solution.

--  Application::   apply the whitening solution to the teeth.

--  Activation:  use light or heat to activate the solution and speed up the process.

--  Waiting:  wait for the solution to work for a specified time period.

--  Rinse:  thoroughly rinse the teeth to remove the whitening solution.

Consultation and Exam

Preparation of Dental Trays

Application of Whitener

Direct Light Activation

Whitening Reaction Pause

Chemical Solution Rinse

Dental Whitening

Dental Whitening Aftercare

It’s essential that for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure, the patient should refrain from anything orally ingested that can stain the teeth, such as red wine, coffee, or tobacco products.

Dental whitening can make a huge difference in improving your smile and boosting the self-confidence that goes with it. Every patient should try it at least once.