As age advances, natural teeth take on dark shades, due to retraction of the dental nerve, wear of the enamel, problems in eating or bad habits.
Teeth are stained by beverages such as red wine, coffee, certain soft drinks, and foods with strong colors, such as meats and sauces, and substances such as tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and some medicines.
Such darkening of the teeth is accompanied by a feeling of loss of health that affects the self-esteem of those who suffer from it, but dental medicine has solutions to restore teeth to their natural color.
It achieves this through teeth whitening, an effective aesthetic treatment that restores teeth to their natural shine and whiteness, with immediate effects. In Costa Rica we have four types of teeth whitening:
To apply at home
For the application of this type of whitening, records of the mouth are taken, in order to make splints or covers filled with whitening gel. The patient puts on the splints (which are very thin and comfortable) at home, for periods of between six and eight hours a day. Through a treatment of two to four weeks, excellent results are achieved.
With LED light
This treatment is done in the dental clinic. It consists of applying a gel with a higher concentration than the one used at home and a light that enhances its whitening effect. It is a treatment that is performed in a single session of one hour, with fast and effective results, it is mostly known as laser whitening.
It is a combination of treatments to be carried out at home and with LED light, designed to whiten teeth that have a very dark coloration.
It is used on stained teeth during endodontic treatment. It consists of applying a gel inside the tooth and letting it act until the stain produced during endodontics is eliminated. Generally, several sessions are needed to remove stains.
It should be borne in mind that, prior to selecting the type of whitening to be applied, the dentist must assess and study the patient’s teeth, in order to advise the most suitable treatment to obtain the most appropriate color tone.
At Costa Rica Cero Caries we offer you the opportunity to receive annual whitening dental treatments, for a period of ten years, by purchasing a membership that consists of a single payment of ¢ 90,000.
Also, by owning a membership, your direct family members will be able to enjoy capital contributions to their dental treatments of up to 50%.
Cero Caries is an investment fund project that aims to achieve a country and a world WITHOUT CARIES, through memberships that give the population access to various services related to oral health.