Bleaching

Bleaching of teeth is the most popular method of cosmetic dentistry.

 

It is a conservative technique because an interference with the teeth –such as filing- isn’t necessary. It is painless, harmless and affordable. It can be implemented at the dentist office or at home by using special materials, although the whole process lasts a lot more then.

 

Bleaching of teeth is in fact a process of removing discolorations that appear not only on the inside (inside discolorations) but on the outside of the teeth as well, due to deposition of pigments.

Pigments that are placed on teeth appear mostly due to caffeine, smoking and refreshments. The inside discolorations appear due to the extended stay of outside discolorations. Other important factors that lead to discolorations are age, consumption of medicines, hormonal disorders and lack of calcium whereas a recent addition is the excessive exposure to fluoride during childhood.

The process of bleaching

As far as the outside surface of the teeth concerns the process is very simple. The most advanced method is BriteSmile.

However, for the inside of the tooth- for example the inside of a tooth that has suffered aponeurosis-the procedure is different. The whitener substance is applied to the inside of the tooth which is filled temporally for 7-10 days.

Bleaching does not have side effects. Even so, you might experience a slight oversensitivity of the teeth for 2-3 days or more rarely a small gum irritation for a short period (1-2 days).