Tooth whitening helps lighten the color of teeth.
These techniques are reserved for special cases, and should not be used as an excuse for poor oral hygiene !
The coloring of the teeth is influenced by different elements :
- taking certain medications during the period of tooth formation.
- the life style : consumption of coffee, tea, tobacco, wine …
Before starting a dental whitening treatment, the practitioner will establish an oral checkup. Thus, it will be verified that there are no contraindications to the treatment: caries, periodontal diseases.
The first session is done in the dental office. The treatment lasts about twenty minutes, then the other 9 sessions are done at home for 20 minutes. This treatment is carried out in 10 days, the effectiveness of the bleaching has a duration of 5 to 10 years.
It is best to avoid all food dyes coffee, red fruits, tea, red wine, colorful spices etc. for the duration of the dental lightening. A maintenance session may be necessary after one year.