The whiter, cleaner and more radiant the teeth, the greater the benefits that the person perceives in terms of health, appearance, self-esteem and attitude towards life.
Good oral hygiene and good nutrition are habits that contribute to the purpose of keeping teeth white, but they are not enough.
Although good hygienic practices are followed, the teeth gradually acquire yellowish or brownish tones, due to the settlement of certain pigmentations on the enamel and dentin, with the passage of time.
To have truly white and radiant teeth, teeth whitening treatment is required, a dental procedure to remove pigmentation that clings to the hard tissues of the crown.
The causes of pigmentation are very varied and, although some of the pigmentations may be evident, there are others that are less noticeable that may be spread over the entire tooth surface, as they are found within the dental tissue.
The procedure for teeth whitening is fast and safe, but before starting the treatment, the dentist must carry out an individual diagnosis, to check the health of the teeth and gums.
If the treatment is feasible, the first step is to sanitize and polish the teeth, take photographs to record the color of the teeth, and take measurements of the patient’s mouth to make the whitening Trays.
Before, during and a few days after the teeth whitening treatment, the patient must undergo a white diet, which consists of suppressing the consumption of tobacco and the foods and beverages that influence the color of the teeth.
With these previous steps, we proceed to a whitening phase, which consists of:
- Isolate the teeth from the soft tissues, using a mouth retractor and polish the teeth with a prophylaxis brush.
- Put on the gum protector to prevent the teeth whitening gel from coming into contact with the soft tissues.
- Place the whitening gel on the outside of the teeth and apply an LED light to enhance the action of the whitening substance.
- Repeat the application once or twice, until the desired result is achieved. Each procedure takes 20 minutes.
After the whitening session in the clinic, the patient should reinforce the treatment at home. For this purpose, the patient is tried on the personalized whitening trays and explained how to use them.
Whitening gel is also supplied to reinforce the treatment at home, for a period of approximately one week. The period may vary, according to the criteria of the dentist and the client’s expectations.
Although teeth whitening does not generate negative side effects, neither for the enamel of the teeth nor for the health of the patient, it must be followed up by a periodic control that includes a photographic record, to document the results obtained.
In any case, tooth whitening is a procedure that must be prescribed and treated by a dentist or stomatologist, according to the diagnosis of each case.
At Costa Rica Cero Caries we offer you the dental whitening with trays service by acquiring a one-time paid membership that will allow you to receive annual whitening with trays for a period of ten years.
Costa Rica Cero Caries le brinda el servicio de blanqueamiento dental anual, durante un período de diez años, con la adquisición de una membresía de pago único.