When you are going to have teeth whitening or are considering having one, a series of doubts begin to arise about this treatment.
These are frequently asked questions that often arise and that we want to solve through this post. So here we go.
Can everyone have their teeth whitened?
Teeth whitening is a treatment that can be performed by most people. However, it is advisable that before having one done, you go to your Dental Clinic in Granada and your trusted dentist makes you a review.
This treatment, in addition to being aesthetic, can contribute to increase the self-esteem and confidence of those who undergo it.
Even so, at Cervantes Dental Clinic we advise against tooth whitening if you suffer from any of these pathologies:
– Active gingivitis.
– Dental caries.
– Defective dental restorations.
– Large white decalcifications.
– Frequent smokers.
– Patients suffering from allergy to bleach components.
– Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
It is not advisable for pregnant women or people undergoing fertility treatment to undergo teeth whitening, as there is no study that assures the safety of whitening during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
For this reason, dentists do not recommend that it be performed during this period.
Can teeth whitening be performed anywhere?
Although in many places you can read articles or posts where they teach you how to do it at home,whitening is a dental treatment, that is why it should be done by a professional and not just anyone.
Your dentist in Granada will define how healthy your teeth are and whether or not whitening is advisable.
Does teeth whitening cause sensitivity?
One of the most common, but temporary, side effects of teeth whitening is dental hypersensitivity.
It usually disappears after 48 hours and stops completely when the treatment ends. In case it is very intense, a previous treatment with desensitizers can be performed.
Therefore, it is very important that your trusted dentist in Granada performs a proper evaluation of your dental health and the situation of your mouth, to proceed in the most preventive way and give you the most accurate guidelines.
Is bleaching safe and effective?
Whitening is a safe dental treatment. The most that can happen is that you may suffer from tooth sensitivity as mentioned above, but this is normal and will eventually pass.
The effectiveness of whitening depends on the patient and the shade of his or her teeth. That is why your dentist will have to evaluate and determine which is the best option.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The duration of teeth whitening is directly related to your hygiene and eating habits, especially with regard to the intake of coffee, wine and tobacco.
A whitening treatment is usually maintained for periods of 12-14 months, as long as you are not a smoker and do not overdo it with certain beverages such as coffee, tea, etc. As well as if you maintain hygienic habits.
How many sessions do I need to whiten my teeth?
For this it is important that you have a previous appointment with your dentist in Granada, where he/she will explain the process, the results and examine your dental health.
Teeth whitening can be performed either in the dental office or at home, always after a check-up and following the guidelines recommended by the dentist. Both types of teeth whitening can be combined to achieve the desired result more quickly.
The teeth whitening process lasts approximately 30 minutes, usually with three applications of the whitening agent, i.e., one every 10 minutes.
We apply the whitening agent on the teeth and a protective gel on the gums to avoid any discomfort derived from the procedure and by means of a special lamp, we activate the whitening gel.
To achieve a successful result, in-office whitening is combined with at-home teeth whitening, which the patient will apply at home for a specific time according to the needs of their specific case, and always following the guidelines indicated by our dentists.
Does teeth whitening replace teeth cleaning?
This is another frequently asked question. And the answer is very simple: No.
Dental cleaning is a treatment that removes bacteria, stains, tartar and helps protect teeth. Teeth whitening is a technique to whiten teeth.
Do you need a whitening treatment?
In Cervantes Dental Clinic we care about your oral health, so we advise you properly to treat your specific case.
As we have said, each of us is different, so our case is different. For this reason, personalized and attentive service is our daily routine.
Do you have any more questions about teeth whitening? Have you had any performed? Come to our Dental Clinic in Av. Cervantes and solve all your doubts.
Smile is a universal language. Come to our dental clinic in Granada and we will advise you. First appointment free of charge!