Dental whitening is a safe process that brightens the coloration of the enamel and dentin of teeth using a whitening solution that is carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. This solution will break the pigments that have formed over the years.
White teeth that make up a bright smile is a sign of beauty, health and youth.
If you want to restore radiance to your smile, it is best to discuss it with one of our dentists or hygienists . They will first clean your teeth and make sure, by means of a complete examination, that you do not have any cavities or defective restorations.
He can then determine why your teeth are not as white as they used to be, a crucial step in the success of the treatment.
Several causes can be at the origin of a change in tooth color:
- First of all, the teeth can be covered with a build-up of dental plaque and tartar. These deposits become colored if a person drinks coffee, tea, red wine frequently.A simple cleaning and polishing of the teeth is enough to remove superficial stains, but not when the stain is lodged in the enamel and in the dentin of the teeth.
- The possible causes can be natural aging of the teeth, decay, the consumption of tobacco products, certain medications or too much fluoride at a young age.
- Some people respond better to whitening treatment than others.
- Those with yellowish-colored teeth usually respond better than those with brownish-colored teeth.
- Sometimes the teeth have a grayish color, which results from taking tetracycline at a young age to treat certain childhood illnesses or from taking minocycline used by adolescents and young adults to treat acne problems.These stains are more resistant to bleaching and in some cases it is unfortunately not possible to remove them completely.
- In addition, people whose anterior teeth have been restored with dental materials that have changed color over time will need to change them in order to have teeth of the same color.
The dentist insulates the teeth and protects the gums using a protective gel or a rubber dam.