The main sign of a happy person is of course a happy smile. But there are times when people are just embarrassed to smile. This may be due to diseases of the tissues and elements of the oral cavity, unpleasant smell, missing teeth or yellowed tooth enamel. By the way, since dental clinics use a lot of popular and proven bleaching systems, the last situation can be coped with successfully. Further in the article we will tell you all about modern methods of teeth whitening in the clinic, and at home we will find out the opinion of dentists on the best method of whitening.
All the available complexes for teeth whitening can be divided into two types - professional (performed only by a dentist) and for home use (performed outside the clinic). Below we will describe the classification of whitening methods in detail.
Important!Regardless of which method the patient has chosen for whitening, doctors recommend professionally cleaning the enamel 5-7 days before the procedure. This is necessary to qualitatively remove plaque and bacterial film. Otherwise, the clarification may not give the expected results.
Whitening products and equipment used by dental hygienists are improving every year. The complexes made in the USA and Europe are mainly used - they have stood the test of time and give excellent results.
According to patient reviews, professional methods of teeth whitening in dentistry have a number of important advantages:
The shortcomings include the high cost, the pain associated with some methods, and the presence of contraindications.
In the dental clinic there are the following types of teeth whitening:
Attention!Professional whitening is only carried out by a qualified specialist and only in a clinic. The dentist monitors the effects of medication and light equipment throughout the procedure. That is why such techniques are considered to be the gentlest and safest.
The above methods have worked remarkably well for darkening the outer tooth enamel. But what about patients who, after depulpation, got colored pigments into the inner tissue of the tooth? In this case, intra-canal whitening is used - the canal is cleaned, a temporary filling with sodium perborate is installed (it has an excellent whitening effect) and after 3-5 days the canal is closed with a permanent filling.
Everyone has bought a paste with a whitening effect at least once in their life - this is the most famous promotional product for lightening enamel. In recent years the shelves of shops and pharmacies have been replenished by other means. They are discussed below.
Types of home bleaches:
Important to know!According to the reviews of patients who have experienced both professional and home bleaching, the latter method is significantly inferior to the former. The time to get the result is not 1-2 visits to the clinic, but 2-4 weeks. The effect is less than indicated in the ad - the actual lightening is a maximum of 2-3 tones.
Whitening treatments can be harmful to some patient populations. In this case, the dentist will use safe professional hygiene practices. They are carried out in a clinic. Professional cleaning removes dark plaque and debris from tooth enamel and also brightens 1-2 tones. It can be used for carious lesions, gingivitis and periodontal disease during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Hygienic cleaning methods:
According to dentists, the 4th generation zoom system is currently considered to be the best system for aesthetic whitening. The only difference to Zoom-3 is the activation lamp. In the new unit, you can change the strength of the ultraviolet and LED radiation directly during the procedure.
The bleaching gel contains 25% hydrogen peroxide, remineralizing ingredients and a light-sensitive activator. Under the influence of the lamp, the components of the gel begin to interact with the pigments in the tooth enamel and destroy them. At the same time, reducing substances get into the tissue.
Before the procedure, the patient is put on protective goggles and a retractor is attached to the oral cavity - so that the gel does not get onto the mucous membranes, the gums are lubricated with a "liquid rubber dam". The gel is applied to the front of the teeth, the zoom device is turned on. It is possible to run 3-4 applications in one session. After the procedure, the doctor will prescribe diet and hygiene promotion in order to achieve an excellent result.
“I doubted for a long time, but still decided to lighten the zoom. In about a week, she began preparing for the procedure - she underwent professional cleaning and restoration of tooth enamel. Before going to the clinic, I drank an anesthetic pill just in case. The procedure itself is completely painless. It took about an hour - there were 3 sets of 15 minutes. The doctor said that they have the latest equipment that allows you to choose the strength of the light radiation. In the evening my teeth ached a little, but in the morning I woke up like nothing had happened. 10 days later, my smile turned so white that I still can't get enough of it! I go and smile all the time. "
Natalie P. , feedback on the women's forum
Professional bleaching and home bleaching has a number of contraindications. Therefore, during the consultation, be sure to inform the dentist about your illnesses and the use of medication and dietary supplements.
General contraindications for professional and private complexes:
Contraindications to zooming:
Bleaching is not enough for the effect of white teeth to last for a long time. After that, the dentist will prescribe a special diet and advise on new oral hygiene products.
In the first 10 to 14 days, the tooth enamel must not come into contact with dyes - food and cosmetics. For example, red juice, blueberries, beets, fresh carrots and herbs, coffee, wine, strong tea and ketchup are prohibited. Better to limit yourself to light foods. Smoking is also prohibited. Women should avoid using bright lipstick.
All patients are prescribed prophylactic whitening pastes and gels to fix rinses. However, the effect of the whitening wears off over time and the process must be repeated in about 1 to 3 years.