The teeth whitening
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure to lighten the shade of teeth and brighten the smile. At Crooke & Laguna we use laser teeth whitening, recognized as one of the most effective. Two types of products are used, we use different concentrations of each one to avoid excessive sensitivity or pulp damage.
- Brightens the smile.
- Color improvement before performing other aesthetic treatments.
- Whiter teeth are identified with a healthier mouth.
- Remarkable rejuvenation of the smile.
Why do my teeth change color?
Teeth darken over the years due to both internal and external factors. The most common internal factor is the formation of dentin (layer under the enamel) that reduces the size of the pulp chamber and causes the teeth to become more yellow. There are many external factors that we must avoid or reduce consumption if we want to maintain a radiant smile. The most influentials are:
Coffee and tea
Types of teeth whitening
In-Clinic teet whitening
In-office whitening involves 1 session of approximately 90 minutes. After protecting the gums, we apply hydrogen peroxide to the teeth, which is activated by a specific light that does not heat up the tooth. We always recommend complementing in-office whitening with at-home whitening, in order to obtain more stable results in the long term.
Teeth whitening at home
At home whitening is performed by means of splints tailored to the patient’s mouth, which are used with a specific gel based on carbamide peroxide, which can be used in different concentrations depending on the case. With the product we use in our clinic it is enough with 2-3 hours a day for 3-10 days. It is important that before performing teeth whitening the gums are healthy and there is no caries, otherwise we run the risk of aggravating a gum problem or generating pulpitis. That is why whitening should always be performed under the supervision of a dentist.
Mixed teeth whitening
The ideal way to achieve a whiter and brighter smile is to combine the 2 methods explained above. It is important that this procedure is supervised by a professional to obtain good results and to advise us on how to achieve stability over time.
At Crooke & Laguna we use laser teeth whitening, which is recognized as one of the most effective and uses a cold light lamp to activate the product without heating or damaging the teeth.
Maintenance of teeth whitening
To obtain stable results over time it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, modify some habits such as smoking and have a “white” diet, that is, avoid anything that we suspect that stains the teeth such as tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine, beets, red fruits, licorice, chocolate, Coca-Cola or other carbonated beverages.
Every 18-24 months we can do a “reminder” of the whitening with the splints at home, as long as we have perfect gums and there is no presence of caries.
Contact us for a free consultation
Visit any of our clinics without obligation. We will call you to schedule a visit at the clinic nearest you and at the time of your preference, to help you choose the best solution for your case.