Professional teeth whitening
Teeth whitening in the dental office involves the use of urea hydrogen peroxide in high concentrations. In order to accelerate the oxidation reaction, different energy sources are used, as well as infrared and UV radiation.
We use the Beyond dental lamp at our clinic.
A bleaching treatment using the Beyond dentist lamp consists of three 10-15 minute cycles conducted during a single visit. Our patients should remember that the whitening effect is different for each person, and composite fillings or dental restorations (crowns or veneers) do not whiten.
The permanency of the resulting (brighter) color of teeth depends on, among other factors, the patient’s diet during the two-week period after the bleaching. In order to keep a white smile, patients shouldn’t eat products containing intense dyes. For a few days after the treatment, we recommend a diet called the “white diet.” After bleaching, temporary teeth sensitivity may be observed, but using special toothpaste can prevent this sensation.
Contraindications to whitening treatment are:
- Under the age of 16
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Periodontal disease
- Untreated tooth decay
- Systemic diseases such as: epilepsy, Parkinson disease, unstable diabetes
- Allergy or sensitivity to oxidants, glycerol, and polyacrylic resins