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Differences Between Teeth Cleaning and Teeth Whitening Treatment

sofdental differences between teeth whitening and dental creaning
In fact, teeth cleaning and teeth whitening are two types of dental treatments that meet specific needs. Well, these procedures and objectives are very different from each other.


Professional Tooth whit

We often mistakenly think that teeth whitening and teeth cleaning are the same thing, but they are not. Because it is possible to properly clean teeth, it does not mean that they will be white.

In fact, teeth cleaning and teeth whitening are two types of dental treatments that meet specific needs. Well, these procedures and objectives are very different from each other.

Professional Tooth whitening

To begin with, teeth whitening is aimed at removing stains in order to optimize oral aesthetics. The procedure in question involves a series of procedures based on the removal of stains caused by tobacco, coffee, food, conditions and pathologies.

In this sense, we are talking about a purely aesthetic and cosmetic treatment that considerably improves the physical appearance of the teeth for a much more radiant smile.

And although we are talking about a safe procedure, there may be situations that complicate the results. Such is the case of tooth sensitivity or weakening of the enamel.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The benefits of teeth whitening can be within your reach. These include:

  • Stain removal
  • Improved dental aesthetics
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Increased confidence and security.

In addition, we are talking about a painless and comfortable procedure that instantly renews the smile and is recommended as regular dental care.

Types of teeth whitening

Nowadays there are different techniques for teeth whitening:

  • By photoactivation
  • Home whitening with gel
  • Mixed bleaching
  • Internal bleaching.

Professional Teeth Cleanings

Dental procedure that consists of cleaning the teeth in depth, and whose main objective is to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth.

If the patient suffers from common gum pathologies or diseases, he/she should undergo this procedure more often. In this case, the goal is not to provide a more aesthetic smile, but to optimize the health of teeth and gums to avoid losses, decreased functionality, etc.

Benefits of teeth cleaning

In the meantime, teeth cleaning offers the following benefits:

  • Prevention of tooth decay from excessive plaque and tartar buildup
  • Treatment for gum disease
  • Reduction of bad breath
  • Detection of dental problems.

Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Cleaning

As you have learned, we are talking about different treatments. Learn more about their differences and why it is necessary to resort to this type of treatment with planning.

Is it possible to combine them? Of course it is. In any case, our team of dentists will help you with the correct planning and application of each treatment.

Tooth whiteningDental cleaning
Aesthetic treatmentPreventive and hygienic treatment
Removal of surface stainsDeep stain removal
InfrequentMost frequent
For extra shine and cosmeticsTo remove tartar and bacterial plaque

All the economic advantages of dental treatments to improve your health are here at SOFDental. We are waiting for you with the best technology in the sector in a comfortable and hygienic space.

Get your smile back, trust SOFDental.

Dr Martin

By: Dr. Martín Ramírez
Dental Surgeon at SOFDental.


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