Teeth whitening is an ideal way to increase your self-confidence, and transform yourself and your smile.
With modern solutions and approaches in Aesthetic Stomatology, teeth whitening is certainly one of the most effective ways to reach the desired smile.
MND Dental Belgrade is a specialized office for providing “Smile Makeover” services, and we are proud of the results so far in this branch of Aesthetic Stomatology.
If you decide to whiten your teeth, you can do it in two ways:
- In the dental office – Teeth whitening with a laser
- At home – Professional teeth whitening with the given equipment
Both procedures are based on the use of a gel of different concentrations, which is based on peroxide.
The concentration of gel applied to the teeth is directly related to the effect and intensity of teeth whitening.
It should be noted that higher concentrations of teeth whitening gel can be the cause of certain side effects, such as increased sensitivity of the teeth, damage to the gums and lips.
The most important thing in this process is the experience and professionalism of the dentist who will determine the amount and concentration of the gel, as well as the number of treatments, according to your wishes and needs to reach the optimal results.
Laser teeth whitening is done exclusively in the conditions of a dental office, and for that purpose, special gels initiated by light are used. Treatments last from 1 to 2 hours and the results are visible very quickly.
We advise you that after the treatment you continue with the process of teeth whitening at home to get the longest possible effect.
Laser teeth whitening
If you choose this type of treatment, first of all, it is necessary to get a dentist appointment to determine whether your teeth are suitable for whitening and to get informed about all the effects, possible risks, and side effects.
It is necessary to remove tartar buildup and polish the teeth to make the treatment complete.
What does professional teeth whitening treatment look like?
The gel is applied to the teeth and they are exposed to laser light for about fifteen minutes. After that, the teeth are rinsed, and the process is repeated two more times.
This is how we affect the composition and sensitivity of the teeth, so we recommend you that after the teeth whitening treatment you use additional fluoridation agents, and to avoid cold and colored drinks and food.
After the treatment, it is common that the whiteness of the teeth regresses by a couple of shades, so our warm recommendation is to combine it with professional whitening at home for a longer effect.
To get the necessary equipment for teeth whitening at home, it is necessary to make an imprint of your jaw and make a model based on which the necessary foils are made. A gel that can be of different concentrations is added to these foils, and one of our professional dentists will determine the concentration that is ideal for you.
Since there are different systems and concentrations of gel, some foils are combined during the night and other types during the day for 1 to 2 hours.
Teeth whitening at home
As we already mentioned, teeth whitening can also be done at home. In addition to professional methods and modern equipment for teeth whitening, there are also natural methods for this treatment.
The efficiency of these methods is questionable, so we recommend that you first consult a professional dentist before making a decision.
Even with professional equipment for teeth whitening at home, it is necessary to get an appointment and consult with an experienced expert who will determine the amount and concentration of gel that you will use.
Each treatment must be done in a professional and specific way, depending on the condition of your teeth.
Are you a good candidate for teeth whitening?
It is important to make an appointment at the dentist’s to determine are you a good candidate for this treatment. You should also be aware that teeth whitening does not affect existing fillings, crowns, or veneers, and if you want a complete effect and shades in accordance, you need to change everything.
How much can teeth whitening affect the shade?
This is something that depends on people, on an individual level. The whitening effect depends on the quality of the teeth, the expected result, as well as the dentist’s recommendations.
Sometimes the results are very obvious (teeth are even 10 shades lighter) while in some cases teeth are only a few shades lighter after the treatment.
The success of the treatment also depends on the natural pigmentation of the teeth and the general condition and color of the teeth.
Is teeth whitening painful and what are the side effects?
Since the process itself is intense and affects the sensitivity of the teeth, it is common that sensitivity in the teeth occurs in the form of occasional sharp pain. However, a few days after the treatment, it should disappear completely.
It is also possible that the patient does not feel almost anything after the treatment, and that the consequences are completely absent.
In addition to the essential consultation with the dentist, you will also receive strict instructions and medications to alleviate the sensitivity. These are usually gels or foams.
In any case, the general recommendation is to avoid consuming cold and hot food for the next 48 hours.
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