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Teeth whitening

This allows to eliminate most of the stains produced by extrinsic causes such as tea, coffee, cigar, red wine among other substances and foods.




Will teeth whitening hurt my teeth?


There are many myths that do not correspond at all with reality. For example, it is believed that whitening your teeth will weaken our teeth, this is completely false, because we do not invade natural layers of teeth, we simply clean the layers on top of them.




It is one of the most demanded treatments, because we all want to look white and healthy looking teeth, apart from removing stains, it will also help us recover the natural white that is lost over time.




Sometimes, the bleaching products that exist in the market do not have sufficient guarantees to ensure the health of the teeth and that is why it is believed that bleaching will damage our teeth.




However, it is proven that whitening your teeth with a dentist who complies with the regulations will not cause you any harm. Teeth whitening is a chemical reaction, the gel acts to lighten the pigment that darkens the teeth, this process is not aggressive or affects the structure of the teeth.




If I have sensitive teeth, can I have the treatment?


It is not recommended, it could increase hypersensitivity and it would be very annoying for the patient, in these cases it is recommended to try first with the products that exist in the market since they are of less concentration.




What are the care after teeth whitening?


Avoid drinking coffee, wine and especially cigarettes, strawberries or any food or drinks with dyes. If you consume any of these foods or drinks, you should rinse with water and maintain a very good oral hygiene.




How often can I have a teeth whitening?


The treatment should last a minimum of one year, but it will depend a lot on your eating habits, that's why food or drinks with dyes are avoided. A touch-up can be done after the year, and it is very important to check with the doctor before doing it, you should not abuse this treatment.




Teeth whitening and orthodontics


There is nothing to worry about, usually an orthodontist will whiten your teeth after treatment, leaving a beautiful and healthy appearance in your smile.

Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


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