Want to Have Whiter Teeth?

The beginning of the year is always a good time to make new resolutions. Start going to the gym, go on a diet to lose those extra pounds and change your image are some of the most common intentions. And, by the way, what about smile more?
Happiness is a State of mind and that smile is good for everything! Has health benefits, prolong life, increase confidence and helps you feel more attractive and relaxed. That is, the smile has no contraindications and elevates your self-esteem, reduce muscle tension and promotes good humor, thanks to increased production of endorphins and serotonin.
In addition, the smile is contagious and helps to create a better environment to your surroundings. Among friends, in family or at work, who doesn’t love a person well prepared?
However, many people avoid talking and smiling that have stained teeth or yellow. That is why In Styleland went to see Dr. Gabriela Domingues and Dr. Sara Ponciano, Dental DentalHora Medical Clinic, in order to understand how it is possible to solve this problem and make known the best tooth whitening treatments.
What are the main causes of stains and discoloration of the teeth?
The teeth can have several causes, such as the consumption of drinks and pigmented foods (coffee, tea, red wine, red fruits, oranges, among others), but also due to tobacco, drugs, trauma and aging, and may also occur during tooth development.
How is tooth whitening?
Dental bleaching can be accomplished in office, at home, or both. All treatments are effective regarding your purpose – leaving teeth more clear-the difference is in the concentration of the bleaching agent, the duration and the frequency of treatment.
In practical terms, it is necessary to take into account the sensitivity and susceptibility of the patient to do the treatment correctly, according to the recommendations. The tooth whitening can be done at home by the patient, using leaks and Dentist-customized, which provides whitening gel to apply.
Currently, the Carbamide Peroxide gel 16%, day or night, in most cases, as the professional orientation. This way of bleaching is more accessible in economic terms, but less comfortable for the patient, so the majority opts for in-office bleaching, faster and with greater sensitivity control.
The in-office tooth whitening, in accordance with the new European directives, the new gel formula-6% Hydrogen peroxide, a chemical reaction, which is otimizida by the use of light.
On average, how many sessions are necessary to the tooth whitening and what is the cost of the treatment?
The current directive, since 2011, prohibits the marketing of cosmetic products containing more than 6% hydrogen peroxide and establishes new rules for the use of products containing 0.1% to 6% hydrogen peroxide (products can only be sold to doctors dentists).
Currently, the only in-office system that complies with European standards is the Philips System Zoom with 6% hydrogen peroxide. In DentalHora clinic, this bleaching system, which includes an in-office treatment lasting 1 hour, being required four sessions followed by 15 minutes, and still a bleaching at home with gutters to tune and maintain the results for three days or three nights.
The values for the bleaching vary from clinic to clinic. However, in the DentalHora tooth whitening treatment has an average cost of 380 euros. If a homemade treatment, when the patient takes the products to home and makes the treatment at home, the value is EUR 220.
This treatment can be done by anyone or have any contraindications? What are its side effects?
The treatment is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, children under 18 years and the people with imunodeficências. People with hypersensitivity, tooth decay or periodontal severe problems should be treated before the tooth whitening.
As for the side effects during treatment may arise tooth sensitivity or gum irritation.
What precautions people must then have at home?
After treatment, for five days, the patient should avoid consuming coffee, tea, red wine, food and beverages pigmented. It is also recommended to perform a white diet based on foods and drinks without color.
Doctors Dentists:
Dr. Gabriela Domingues – degree in dentistry from the school of Dentistry of the University of Porto in 1992. Post-graduate degree in Oral Implantology by the Fondation Pierre Fauchard in 1998. Clinical Director of DentalHora.
Dr. Sara Patterson – degree in dentistry from the school of Dentistry of the University of Porto in 2013. Attending postgraduate degree in integrated clinic Odontopediátrica by the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde North.