Many people agree that an attractive smile is an important social resource. They agree that an unattractive smile does not attract people of the opposite sex and diminishes the chances of professional success.
The tooth whitening is one of the procedures dental that has helped people to acquire a beautiful smile.
Clearer and brighter teeth will give a better aesthetics, good health and hygiene.
It can be done to a set of teeth or to a single tooth that is aesthetically compromised after a root canal (treatment of the canal) or trauma.
These teeth are cleared from the inside (tooth whitening).
Dental Whitening Zoom
During a Zoom teeth whitening session, we place on each tooth a dental whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide. Then the laser is applied to the teeth; which degrades hydrogen peroxide allowing the release of oxygen penetrating the teeth; the result is, expected tooth whitening.
Laser Whitening Laser
Basically, laser teeth whitening treatment with the diode laser is indicated for anyone who wishes to clarify the color of their teeth. However, prior to treatment, a dental examination must be performed to determine whether or not there is a condition that prevents the procedure from being performed. In this case, the dentist will recommend receiving the indicated treatment before starting the teeth whitening treatment.
The laser whitening process will take 30 to 60 minutes.
Important prior considerations
The teeth must be pre-prepared with a good cleaning to remove plaque before receiving the whitening treatment.
The intensity of whitening will depend on each patient.
It is proven that it is safer and better, whitening performed slowly and gradually.
A normal procedure lasts from 1 to 2 sessions. Sometimes the teeth clear in 30 or 40 minutes, but in the same way the treatment must be continued to avoid the rapid regression of the initial color; that’s why offering immediate bleaching is tricking patients.
When the patient does not know the natural white tones, it can force the dentist to exceed the treatment times, causing damage to the enamel matrix (white chalk), which is known as the saturation point . Beauty is not measured by the intensity of color; we must not depart from the natural and physiological.
The bleaching is not used in children under 14 years, and in women of gestation.
After the treatment, the color should be fixed and the teeth should shine several days later.
Recommendations during and after whitening
If there is sensitivity to cold or slight discomfort, it is advisable to take an anti-inflammatory. These inconveniences are temporary. If they persist, they will be rinsed with desensitizing mouth rinses or topical applications with these products.
Fluoride rinsing’s and brushing with normal fluoride pastes can already be carried out.
It is recommended to avoid the consumption of carbonated beverages and any product or food that causes stains, as well as acidic foods (pineapple, kiwi, citrus) for one month. Follow white diet: no spinach, no red wine, and no cola, among others.
In this period the tooth is especially prone to pick up spots. Continue with white diet if we want to prolong the result of the treatment much longer .
External stains that may appear due to coffee, tea, tobacco, black soda, spinach, drinkable vitamin complexes of iron, mouthwashes with chlorhexidine-based mouthwashes … can be eliminated by means of oral cleansing or the daily use of special toothpastes for whitening.
Let a month pass before changing the seals that need to be c
hanged in the bleached dental sector, until the complete elimination of the whitening product.