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The teeth whitening: Bleaching

With age, the color of the teeth changes. Teeth whitening (bleaching) is a method that can lighten your teeth by one to several levels.

Causes of tooth discoloration:

Teeth can be discolored for various reasons. Alcoholic beverages, tea, tobacco consumption, coffee, fruit juices, etc. cause the discoloration. Other clinical causes are, for example, caries and death of the pulp or tooth nerve, but also medications discolor teeth. Before whitening, teeth should be checked by a professional, preferably a dentist, and if necessary, professional teeth cleaning should be done first. It should be noted that bleaching does not affect the fillings, crowns, lumineers/veneers and yellow areas of the root due to the gingival analysis.

Preparation for bleaching:

First, a splint is placed in the mouth, pushing the lips outward and exposing the teeth and gums. Then, a green paste is applied at the junction of the gums and teeth, which hardens with light. This paste prevents contact with the gums to avoid injury.

What is the concentration of bleaching?

Bleaching uses a dye substance (oxidizing agent) to lighten the color of teeth. The bleaching material (hydrogen peroxide) is absorbed by the microscopic pores of the tooth surface and the color of the tooth is lightened with a series of chemical changes.

How much brighter do teeth get with bleaching? "Permanence of teeth whitening"

The tooth color can be lightened from one level to several levels. In fact, the effect of whitening depends on the quality of the material. As a rule, very good results are achieved.

How long does the whitening result last?

How long the teeth remain white depends entirely on the individual patient. If the patient smokes, drinks a lot of coffee, tea or red wine, or brushes the teeth irregularly and inappropriately, the whitening result will disappear after a short period of time.

What should be considered after bleaching?

We recommend avoiding coffee, tea and cigarettes for 48 hours after the treatment. After the treatment and during the day, there may be occasional pain due to the intervention on the enamel. Therefore, it is recommended to remineralize the teeth with fluoride paste in the morning and in the evening for the first few weeks after the treatment to rebuild the protection of the teeth.

Possible side effects after and during treatment:

Basically, bleaching, as with any other treatment, is not a special problem under the supervision of a dentist. However, teeth may be temporarily vulnerable for a while after bleaching. If precautions are not taken before the treatment, in some cases the gums may be slightly burned due to the contact of the bleaching material with the gums. However, in such a case, no special intervention is required, and the condition should subside within a few days.

Professional bleaching in Berlin can also be cheap

Professional bleaching is available (without teeth cleaning) at Smilist from 300 euros and lasts about one hour. Bleaching at Smilist is offered with high quality and at a reasonable price. We think the best connection between two people is the smile and that's what we want to give to everyone again.

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