Bleaching

Beautiful and white teeth convey attractiveness and self-confidence. People with bright teeth tend to be perceived as healthier and better groomed. They find it easier to smile, and they exude authority and dynamics.

Not all of us are lucky enough to have been born with bright and white teeth. There may be several reasons for dark discolourations of your teeth. Colour pigments from products such as coffee, tee, tobacco or food may all affect the colour of our teeth. Professional dental cleaning done at your dentist’s practice can easily remove these discolourations. Bleaching, a cosmetic treating used for brightening your teeth, is a good option when the discolouration of your teeth can be attributed to dark tooth structure, yellowish discolourations as a result of medication or genetic disposition.

Make your dream of white teeth come true now. You can choose from a range of bleaching methods that will allow us to noticeably brighten your teeth within a short time - carefully and for the long term.


Option I: “Home bleaching”

As the term suggests, “home bleaching” is done by yourself at home. Along with instructions of how to do this, we will also give you exactly fitting mouth guards for your upper and lower jaws. You simply fill the mouth guards with bleaching agent, and you wear them for one to four hours.

Option II: “In-office bleaching”

“In-office bleaching” is a mouth guard based treatment done at our practice. The bleaching agents is 6% hydrogen peroxide based. In line with a new EU guideline the bleaching agent may not contain more hydrogen peroxide than the bleaching agent used at home. This is why this only makes for a viable alternative in rare cases.

Option III: Walking Bleach

Walking bleach, everyday bleaching, means that we carefully brighten up dead or discoloured teeth within a few days. For a duration of three to five days the root canal is filled with hydrogen peroxide (3%), and the tooth regains its original colour.


When must bleaching not be carried out?

As bleaching is not a medical treatment, most people may make use of it without any problems. In the following cases, however, you should not make use of bleaching:

  • in case of pregnancy or during the nursing period
  • if you take the following medicines or substances: chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone, naprosyn, oxaprozin, nabumetone, piroxicam, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, psoralens, demeclocycline, isotretinoin, tretinoin
  • in case of carious lesions and/or leaky restorative margins and crown margins
  • if you are under the age of 18

It is also important to know that any restorations, such as white fillings or ceramic restorations, remain unchanged by the bleaching, i.e. they are not whitened.



Finally white teeth: How does bleach at the dentist’s work?

Would you like to have whiter teeth? Learn more about what a patient's tooth can be expected to look like before and after having undergone bleaching, how the treatment is done at the practice and what its limitations are.


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