Teeth Whitening

Why do teeth change color?
The reasons for the change in tooth color are numerous, such as: various medications, tooth trauma (breakage, impact, etc.), removal of the tooth nerve.

The consumption of certain foods and drinks such as cola, coffee, foods with coloring agents in their composition, and smoking affect the color of the teeth.

How does whitening work?
The substances used for whitening are: Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide. These two substances have the ability to freely pass through the layers of the tooth (enamel, dentin) and spread throughout the tooth. These peroxides (Carbamide and Hydrogen peroxide) break down into oxygen radicals, which penetrate between the enamel prisms (outer layer of the tooth), dispersing (destroying) the pigmented molecules that cause tooth discoloration.

Whitening does not affect the structure of the tooth; it only makes the internal color of the tooth whiter. Enamel and dentin (the two layers of the tooth), fillings, prosthetic work are not damaged by whitening agents.

Does whitening cause sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a temporary side effect of whitening only during the first 24 hours after whitening is completed.

Whitening products contain Fluoride, an element that reduces tooth sensitivity and protects it from decay.
Important: Whitening should only be done under the supervision of a dentist.

Whitening is not allowed for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, as well as for individuals who have had radiation therapy (against cancer) within 5 years.

Teeth whitening nowadays is efficient and safe if done correctly and with the appropriate material. This includes an initial diagnosis, removal of plaques and stains, explanation by the dentist about the whitening process, as well as follow-up during the whitening process.

Whitening done by the individual with cosmetic – aesthetic products may damage the tooth enamel and is not very effective.

Our whitening method:
Office Bleaching: Done in the clinic, takes about 1 hour (professional cleaning of the teeth as well as whitening with two sessions of 20 minutes each with a 5-minute break between sessions). The active substance is in a percentage (35%-38% Hydrogen Peroxide).