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Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening Specialists in Tijuana

Tooth whitening Details

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is the aesthetic treatment that aims to remove visible and superficial stains from the teeth, achieving an even shade on the tooth surface.

Given the nature of bleaching agents, it is especially important that dental clinics follow proper planning, application and maintenance techniques.  

For this reason, the professional should provide adequate knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of tooth whitening so that the patient can optimize his or her hygiene and consumption habits.

What does teeth whitening treatment consist of?

Teeth whitening is the cosmetic treatment applied to the teeth to remove the stains that cause a change in the shade of the teeth.

This treatment consists of applying a special gel containing hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of 15 to 30%. In this way, the substance oxygenates the dental piece and lightens the color of the surface producing whitening and renewed tonality.

In addition, it should be noted that the gel is activated by the application of a cold light, and the treatment lasts approximately one hour.

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Why do teeth darken?

The passage of time and consumer habits tend to deteriorate dental enamel to a lesser or greater extent. This is the reason why there is a need for esthetic treatments to improve the appearance of the dental structure.

The causes related to tooth darkening can be various. Therefore, dentistry usually divides the causes into two main categories:

  • Intrinsic causes.
  • Extrinsic causes.

Intrinsic causes of tooth darkening

Hereditary or internal factors that alter the natural structure of the teeth, such as:

  • Dental trauma due to blows.
  • Dental fluorosis.

Extrinsic causes of tooth darkening

Tooth discoloration can also be caused by external factors related to excessive consumption of certain foods and substances.  

  • Coffee, tea, wine, colorants, among others.
  • Consumption of strongly colored foods: spinach, blackberries, curry, saffron, turmeric.
  • Consumption of acidic foods: citrus fruits and vinegar.
  • Regular use of tobacco.

Common and mild cases can be treated with regular dental prophylaxis. However, more severe stains require specialized teeth whitening treatment. Always in the hands of expert professionals.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Whitening as a cosmetic treatment has a duration of 5 to 7 years. And its success will depend, in any case, on our consumption habits.

At the same time, it should be noted that the duration of treatment varies depending on the patient, i.e. it strictly depends on the patient’s state of health, the nature of the stains, the level of hygiene and the type of food consumed in the daily diet.

How often is it possible to have teeth whitening?

There is no specific limit to the number of sessions a patient interested in this aesthetic treatment can have.

However, professional judgment is of utmost importance and should be taken into account before any final decision is made. Therefore, periodic maintenance should ideally be performed as circumstances dictate

  • Annual maintenance is usually performed if deep stains from coffee, tobacco, tea, wine and other substances are noticed.
  • In case of mild stains, the specialist will advise you on your scheduled check-ups.

Do teeth whitening have any side effects?

As teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments nowadays, its improvement and boom have made it a highly safe procedure.

Thus, it is worth mentioning that the whitening gel and other techniques used in the procedure do not damage the tooth enamel or make it inconsistent. In fact, the gel only promotes proper oxygenation of the enamel to make it whiter.

In any case, the only side effect that patients usually experience after treatment is tooth sensitivity. This is a temporary effect that disappears in a couple of days and does not jeopardize the functionality of the teeth.

Post-treatment personal hygiene

Once the treatment is finished, you must follow the recommendations of the professional in charge. Remember that daily cleaning makes the difference, optimizing the results in favor of aesthetic durability.

Tooth whitening at SOFDental

At SOFDental we are specialists in dental aesthetics, so we offer individualized solutions for each smile.

We have the best dentists in Tijuana. They offer a specialized integral service to achieve the best esthetic results. 

  • We perform professional teeth whitening according to the patient’s needs.
  • We have the best technological equipment in the area, especially for aesthetic treatments of the highest quality.

You can choose your preferred payment method. We also guarantee ease of payment and continuous professional advice.

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