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Teeth Whitening Are there different types?

Why do teeth darken?

As natural teeth age, they begin to darken largely due to:

Retraction of the pulp or dental nerve.

Tooth enamel wear.

However, they can also be obscured for other reasons, for our diet, for bad habits or for other reasons. Let's see what they are:

Different types of stains on the teeth:

Food stains

Drinks such as red wine, tea, coffee or cola, foods with strong colors, such as beets, some types of red meat, sweets and sauces such as ketchup or mustard

Staining for bad habits

Tobacco is the main enemy of teeth, also alcohol, drugs and, of course, poor oral hygiene

Staining for other reasons

In addition to bad habits and diet, teeth can also darken and / or stain due to the intake of tetracycline, which we find in some medications and, above all, due to an excess of fluorine.

What is tooth whitening?


As we have been explaining, teeth whitening is a very conservative aesthetic treatment with natural teeth, thanks to which it is possible to change the shade of the teeth, achieving a younger and brighter color on aged teeth, restoring the natural shine of the teeth. toothpaste. In short, this is one of the most effective methods to achieve perfect white teeth.

At Top Dental we consider it essential that the treatment of teeth whitening does not have unpleasant effects for our clients and that is why we use products with a proven quality that ensure that the tooth enamel will not suffer any damage or wear.

What types of whitening do we offer at Top Dental?

In our clinic we offer different types of whitening treatments depending on the type of tooth we need to whiten.

The teeth to be bleached should be assessed and studied in order to be able to advise in the best possible way the most appropriate type of whitening to achieve the most appropriate shade of color.

The types of teeth whitening that we have are:

Teeth whitening at home

In this type of teeth whitening, some records are taken from the mouth that you want to bleach and with these records, very fine and comfortable splints are made that are placed at home and have previously been filled with the whitening gel that we provide in the clinic . These splints must be worn for between 6 and 8 hours a day to achieve the whitening effect of the teeth. The treatment lasts between 2 and 4 weeks and excellent results are achieved.

Teeth whitening in clinic with LED light

Led light teeth whitening is performed exclusively in the dental clinic. A gel with a higher concentration than the one used at home is applied, and a light is applied that enhances the whitening effect of the gel. The treatment is carried out in a single hour-long session, obtaining whiter teeth comfortably and quickly.

White diet after teeth whitening

It should be said that teeth whitening lightens the color of the teeth in several shades, but it must be remembered that care must be taken after treatment. You should know that after undergoing a teeth whitening treatment, your teeth are more sensitive to certain pigments. Therefore, you must eliminate some foods from your diet. We quote some below:

Dark colored foods are prohibited. Beetroot, spinach, blueberries, soy sauce ...

Dark drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and drinks with dyes like some soft drinks

Acidic fruits such as kiwi, pineapple or citrus, neither whole nor in juice

It is also not advisable to take very cold food

In addition to carrying out a white diet and eliminating the foods explained above, you must know that you cannot smoke for the next 48 hours and, above all, you must carry out excellent dental hygiene. Stay away from pigmented toothpastes and continue to use whitening toothpastes to extend the effect of the treatment.

Advantages of teeth whitening

With the different types of teeth whitening we achieve that the natural teeth have a more youthful appearance since we eliminate the staining and darkening that occurs in the teeth over the years.

With what type of teeth whitening do you get better results?

There is no one type of whitening that is better than another, it all depends on the type of tooth we find to whiten. It is necessary to make a correct diagnosis with which we will choose the whitening that will give the best result to the teeth that we want to whiten.

At Top Dental we carry out an exhaustive study of the colorations of the teeth to be able to determine and choose the type of whitening with which the best results will be obtained

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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