The enamel of the teeth lose its whiteness for many reasons – dinking great amount of tea, coffee, red wine, some soft drinks or smoking. Other factors include aging, genetic factors, use of antibiotics. Especially "dangerous" from this point of view, are soy sauce, berries, coffee, red wine and tea - they can easily stain teeth. It is better to limit the eating of such products, or at least minimize their contact with a surface of the teeth.
Very hot or cold drinks cause thermal expansion and contraction of enamel, appearing stains and their penetration into the deeper layers. Sour foods also open pores of enamel allowing stains easier to move into the tooth tissue. Recently there were really effective whitening methods, harmless to the tooth enamel.
Laser teeth whitening is the process of removing coloring and stains from the enamel and the underlying layers. Laser reacts with whitening gel, dissolving stains that are located on the different layers of the enamel. In a combination with regular oral hygiene of your teeth can be dazzling white. Professional laser whitening enhances the natural whiteness of your teeth and allows you to achieve sustainable results after the first treatment.
The main stages of teeth whitening:
1. The procedure lasts 1-1.5 hours 2. Before the procedure, the doctor performs primary survey for determining color of the teeth enamel using special scale. 3. Doctor carries out the surface cleaning of the teeth 4. On the gum is applied protecting gel 5. On the tooth is applied special gel that consists of the active oxygen 6. Polymerization of the teeth with a lamp for 20-40 min. 7. Removal of the gel with water 8. Removing of the protecting gel from gum 9. Re-determination of the color of teeth
Teeth’s whitening is contraindicated:
- in case of allergic reactions to components of the whitening gel, - in case of pregnancy and lactation, - for children of primary school, till18 only after permission of their parents, - in case of tendency to pigmentation, - melanoma, - while taking intensive chemotherapy, - in case of parodontosis and wearing braces.