Teeth whitening is a practice that aims to solve the problems of dyschromia, due to foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, artichokes, licorice, spices, smoke, abuse of chlorhexidine, medicines such as tetracycline.
The chemicals mainly used for whitening are carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which applied on the teeth and acting chemically make them a lighter shade, giving them extra shine.
This procedure does not affect the enamel surface. However it is not advisable to rely on do-it-yourself with the use of products and whitening gels, but it is always recommended to consult the dentist. Before starting treatment we must study the case for optimal results, carrying out a survey on the state of health of the mouth and teeth, to ensure that there is no presence of tooth decay, injury to the gums or strong sensitivity.
In the case of inflammatory processes , first it will be appropriate to carry out the care needed.
Of particular importance is the identification of the initial color to evaluate precisely what results you can get.
The combination of both methods possible (professional whitening in the studio and at home) guarantees better and more long-lasting results.