Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure aimed at achieving a whiter color of teeth with the help of chemical agents. The reason for such manipulation is that the color of the teeth is influenced by the different pigments contained in the consumed foods and beverages. With time, the teeth darken to varying degrees according to people's habits. Our needs to achieve the desired result of having white teeth leads us to advice at dentist office.
Before the manipulation, which takes about 30-45 ', it is imperative to make a thorough patient review and evaluation of the dentition, as well as a comment regarding the Dentistry Indications and Contra-indications as well as the need for the so-called White Diet.
It is recommended to clean the patient's calculus and to polish the dentition in a separate visit. A bleaching procedure can then be followed. It can be Professional (Cabinet) or Home Whitening. In both cases, consultation with a dentist is mandatory.
It is important to know that the teeth change their color after exposure to bleaching agents, while photopolymer, ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations retain their color. Typical after bleaching is that the teeth stabilize the color achieved within about a week to ten days. Due to this fact, it is necessary to determine the color of the new tooth restorations in the visible area after this stabilization period.
It is recommended during and after tooth whitening to avoid or totally limit the consumption of highly colorful foods and beverages such as strawberries, blueberries, red beetroot, lutenitsa, coffee, tea, red wine, cocoa, fresh juices (with straw) and others.