Teeth whitening

According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), an esthetic smile is an important factor in general and psychological health.  Uncomfortable tooth discoloration could have both, social and behavioral consequences.  The principal causes of these unsightly discolorations are:

  • Scale, plaque, defective fillings and hygiene
  • Foods and drinks (e.g. tomato sauce, red wine, coffee, tea)
  • Hereditary factors
  • Perturbations affecting the development and formation of enamel
  • Dental trauma
  • Some medications
  • Some medical treatments

Withening your smile easily and quickly is possible. Tooth whitening consists of applying a gel based on carbamide peroxide to permanent and healthy teeth in order to lighten the shade of the enamel.

With professional cleaning followed by a dental examination, you will increase the chances of success. In addition, checking the condition of your teeth will help to detect and correct any factors that may cause sensitivity.

 

The oral examination before a bleaching allows to:

  • Evaluate the reasons for staining
  • Assess the potential receptivity of the enamel
  • Ensure that you can receive the treatment without pain (presence of cavities, defective restorations, enamel cracks, gum recession and gingivitis)

Different types of treatment

There are a variety of whitening products available over-the-counter. However, treatments supervised by a dental health professional are safer and avoid potentially harmful consequences. For beautiful, fast and lasting results, treatment at the clinic or at home under the supervision of a dentist is recommended. The lightening gel used for these options contains a higher concentration of carbamide peroxide giving superior results.

Home bleaching with dental tray

Custom-made anatomical dental trays, specifically for you, allow you to apply lightening gel. The gel will cover the teeth while protecting soft tissue and gums.  The dental tray will be worn daily. The duration of the treatment as well as the wearing of the gutters will vary, depending on each case.

Teeth withening  at clinic

Done in the office by a dental health professional, the treatment usually takes place in a single session.  The lightening gel, of higher concentration than that used during a home treatment, will be applied and sometimes activated by a light or a thermal diffuser.

Whitening with ZOOM

Bleaching with Zoom light is a scientifically proven method. It is simple, fast and effective. The advanced BLUE D.E.L. technology speeds up the withening process. The results are impressive. The treatment is done in the office in a single session of about 1 hour.

To enhance your smile in complete safety and to obtain results that will satisfy you, entrust us with your tooth whitening.