Tooth whitening is an aesthetic procedure to lighten the tone of the teeth and give more luminosity to the smile, at Crooke & Laguna we use the Philips ZOOM teeth whitening, which is recognized as one of the most effective. 2 types of products are used, we use different concentrations of each of them to avoid excessive sensitivity or pulp damage.
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 & Tea
Types of Teeth Whitening
Blanqueamiento en Clínica
In-clinic teeth whitening takes 1 session of approximately 90 minutes. After protecting the gums, we apply hydrogen peroxide to the teeth, which is activated with a specific light that does not cause heating of the tooth. We always recommend complementing the whitening in the clinic with whitening at home, in order to obtain more stable long-term results.
Blanqueamiento en Casa
Whitening at home is done through splints tailored to the patient’s mouth, which are used with a specific carbamide peroxide-based gel, which can be used in different concentrations depending on the case. With the product we use in our clinic, 2-3 hours a day for 3-10 days is enough. It is important that before performing teeth whitening the gum is healthy and there are no cavities, since if not, we run the risk of aggravating a gum problem or generating pulpitis. Therefore, whitening should always be performed under the supervision of a dentist.
The ideal way to achieve a whiter and brighter smile is to combine the 2 methods previously explained. It is important that this procedure is supervised by a professional to obtain good results and that they advise us on how to achieve stability over time.
At Crooke & Laguna we use Philips ZOOM 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 and have a “white” diet, that is, avoid everything that we suspect stains the teeth such as tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine, beets, red berries, licorice, chocolate and Coca-Cola or other carbonated beverages.
Every 18-24 months we can make a “memory” of the whitening with the splints at home, as long as we have perfect gums and there is no presence of cavities.