Teeth whitening techniques

There are different teeth whitening techniques for use at home or by a trusted dentist.  Here they are:

Technical ambulatory

Patients often buy toothpastes, mouthwashes and other products at your fingertips, and try to make teeth whitening at home without the supervision of a professional, which only achieved the desired target delay or, at most, remove some stains.

We refer therefore to the art that is done at home, but that is supervised by a professional.

For this type of tooth whitening ceramide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is used. Treatment duration is usually about 14 days, but depends on the sensitivity of the teeth of the patient to treatment, which in many cases will prolong the duration.

Impressions of the two arches of the patient are taken and a splint is constructed. At night, the patient inserts the gel in the splint and placed in the mouth for eight hours. When the patient wakes should brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains the same whitening agent, and rinse the brace with lots of water.

Clinical technique

Also called dental bleaching, is performed in the clinic for approximately one hour.

The agents used are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in concentrations ranging from 10 to 35%.

First clean and dry the teeth. Soft tissue retractors are used, and put a barrier on the gum line so that the product does not get to touch the gum.

The gel was placed and peroxide activated by light or halogen lamp diode, depending on the product used. The gel is allowed about 30-60 minutes, if needed, is renewed. After whitening your teeth, or when the maximum time has passed tooth exposure to the product is washed teeth and fluoride is applied, so that there is less sensitivity.

Mixed media

It is a combination of clinical sessions and home bleaching. It is expanding its use be considered the most effective method. It consists of two phases:

  • Clinical phase: A similar treatment in clinic session, which already begins to observe a change in color, is performed.
  • Ambulatory phase: the rest of the treatment is completed by the patient at home, under the regular supervision of the professional. It’s like art ambulatory but usually generally lasts less time.