Discoloration and a darker shade of teeth are often the result of smoking cigarettes, drinking tinting drinks, or eating certain foods.
Teeth whitening is often used to improve the appearance of a smile.
It is available both in dental offices and as home treatments.
It is worth learning about different teeth whitening methods, their effects and costs.
Teeth whitening – different approaches
Teeth whitening at the dentist – professional approach
There are several methods of professional teeth whitening at a dentist:
- Tartar removal: This is a procedure that eliminates deposits of mineralized dental plaque.
Scaling, sandblasting and varnishing of teeth maintain proper oral hygiene.
- Whitening with the ZOOM lamp: This is an effective and faster method using whitening gel with hydrogen peroxide, which activates the light emitted by the LED lamp.
Patients enjoy the effect of white teeth after the first treatment, which lasts about an hour.
- Overlay method: Teeth whitening using overlays adapted to the patient’s needs.
The overlays are filled with a special gel and placed on the teeth.
To obtain a satisfactory effect, you should use the overlays for several weeks.
When combined with the ZOOM lamp treatment, the effects will be more lasting.
- Veneers: Veneers are composite or porcelain overlays.
They are applied to damaged or damaged teeth.
This method is irreversible and requires grinding natural teeth.
Home methods of teeth whitening
Various home teeth whitening products are available in drugstores, such as gels, pastes and liquids.
However, the effects of these products are usually not very visible and may lead to tooth sensitivity or enamel damage.
Natural ways to whiten your teeth include:brushing teeth with baking soda, turmeric or activated carbon.
Remember, however, that these methods require regularity and patience, because the effects are noticeable at the latest.
Is it worth having your teeth whitened at the dentist?
Professional teeth whitening at a dentist is the most effective
a smarter way to achieve a white smile and, more importantly, the safest way for oral health.
However, it is worth remembering that tooth hypersensitivity may occur for a few days after the procedure.
Choosing a teeth whitening method
The choice of teeth whitening method depends on the degree of discoloration and the effects we want to achieve.
It is worth consulting a dentist to help you choose the best whitening method and check the condition of your teeth.
Teeth whitening costs
Teeth whitening prices depend on the method chosen. Examples of prices in dental offices are:
- Tartar removal: PLN 400.
- Whitening with the ZOOM lamp: PLN 2,000.
- Ceramic veneers: PLN 3,000.
Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular treatment that gives a snow-white smile.
There are various methods, both professional, available at the dentist, and at home.
The choice of method depends on the patient’s individual preferences and needs.
However, it is important to consult a professional dentist who will help you choose the most appropriate option and take care of your oral health.