The ideal for a whiter and brighter smile is to combine two methods of whitening: at home and at the clinic.
Whitening in the clinic involves 1 session of approximately 90 minutes. Before the protection of the gingiva, we apply hydrogen peroxide on the teeth that is activated with a special light. We always recommend completing whitening in the clinic with home bleaching, in order to obtain more stable results in the long term.
Home bleaching is done by splints tailored to the patient’s mouth (thus avoiding damage to the gums) that are used with a specific gel based on carbamide peroxide. With this product we use in our clinic is enough with 1-3 hours a day for 3-10 days (depending on the whitening gel that we select). It is important that before performing a tooth whitening the gingiva is healthy and does not have any caries, because we run the risk of aggravate a gum problem or generating pulpitis (inflammation of the nerve) in the teeth with caries. That is why whitening should always be performed under the supervision of a dentist.