The main sign of a happy person, of course, is a happy smile. But it happens that people are just ashamed to smile. This can be due to tissues and elements of the oral cavity, unpleasant odor, missing teeth or yellow enamel diseases. By the way, the latter situation can be successfully solved, because dental clinics use many popular and time-tested bleaching systems. In this article, we will explain everything about modern teeth whitening methods in the clinic and at home, learn the opinions of dentists about the best method of whitening.
All existing teeth whitening complexes can be divided into two types - professional (performed only by a dentist) and for home use (performed outside the clinic). Below we will describe in detail the classification of bleaching methods.
Important!Regardless of which method the patient chooses to whiten, doctors recommend professional cleaning with enamel 5-7 days before the procedure. It is necessary to clean the plaque and bacterial film qualitatively. Otherwise, the clarification may not give the expected results.
Bleaching products and devices used by dental hygienists are improved every year. The complexes produced in the USA and Europe are mainly used - they have stood the test of time and lead to excellent results.
According to the patient, professional methods of teeth whitening in dentistry have a number of important advantages:
Disadvantages include high cost, pain in some methods, contraindications.
The following types of teeth whitening are available at the dental clinic:
Attention!Professional bleaching is performed only by a qualified specialist and only in one clinic. The effects of medications and lighting devices are monitored by the dentist throughout the entire procedure. Therefore, this technique is considered the most delicate and safe.
The above methods have proven to be very good for blackening enamel. What about patients who receive coloring pigments into the internal tissues of the teeth after poor depulpation? In this case, intracanal bleaching is used - the canal is cleaned, a temporary filling with sodium perborate is installed (shows an excellent bleaching effect) and after 3-5 days the canal is closed with a permanent filling.
Everyone has bought a paste with a bleaching effect at least once in their life - this is the most popular advertising product for enamel gloss. In recent years, the shelves of shops and pharmacies have been expanded by other means. They will be discussed below.
Types of home bleaching:
Important to know!According to patients who have experienced both professional and home bleaching, the latter method is significantly lower than the first. The time to achieve the result is 2-4 weeks, not 1-2 times in the clinic. The effect is less than indicated in the advertisement - the actual lighting is a maximum of 2-3 tones.
Bleaching treatments can be harmful for some groups of patients. In this situation, the dentist uses safe professional hygiene practices. They are performed in a clinic. Professional cleaning removes dark plaque and sediment from the mine and also brightens 1-2 tones. Rotten lesions, gingivitis and periodontitis can occur during pregnancy and lactation.
Hygienic Cleaning Methods:
According to dentists, the 4th generation Zoom system is currently considered the best system for aesthetic lighting. The only difference from Zoom-3 is the activation lamp. In the new section, you can directly change the intensity of ultraviolet and LED radiation during the procedure.
Bleaching gel contains 25% hydrogen peroxide, remineralizing agents and a light-sensitive activator. Under the influence of the lamp, the components of the gel begin to destroy them by interacting with the pigments in the enamel. At the same time, reducing agents enter the tissues.
Before the procedure, the patient is put on glasses, a retractor is installed in the oral cavity - the gums are lubricated with a "liquid rubber band" to prevent the bride from falling into the mucous membrane. The gel is applied to the front of the teeth, the Zoom device is open. It is possible to perform 3-4 applications in one session. After the procedure, the doctor will prescribe a diet and hygiene promotion to get an excellent result.
“I was skeptical for a long time, but I still decided to bleach Zoom. It took about a week to prepare for the procedure - professional cleaning and enamel restoration. I probably took an anesthetic pill before going to the clinic. The procedure itself is completely painless. It took about an hour on time - there were 3 sets of 15 minutes. The doctor said that there are the latest devices where you can choose the intensity of light radiation. My teeth ached a little in the evening, but I woke up in the morning as if nothing had happened. Ten days later, my smile was so pale that I was still not satisfied! I always walk and smile. "
Natalie P. , women's forum review
Professional and home bleaching has a number of contraindications. Therefore, be sure to inform your dentist about your illness and the use of any medications and supplements during the consultation.
General contraindications to professional and home complexes:
Contraindications to Zoom:
Bleaching is not enough for the white teeth to last long. After that, the dentist will prescribe a special diet and advise on new oral hygiene products.
For the first 10-14 days, the treatment should not be allowed to come into contact with any paint - food and cosmetics. For example, red juice, blueberries, beets, fresh carrots and herbs, coffee, wine, strong tea and ketchup are prohibited. It is better to limit yourself to light foods. Smoking is also prohibited. Women should avoid using bright lipstick.
All patients are prescribed prophylactic bleaching pastes and rinsing gels. However, the effect of bleaching will decrease over time and the procedure should be repeated for about 1-3 years.