WHITENING

At the Lumed Dental Surgery we perform all dental treatments but we place special emphasis on endodontics, prosthetics and aesthetics.

WHITENING

Today this is a very popular and common procedure that takes place in dental surgeries. Whitening produces a more beautiful and confident smile.

WHITENING METHODS

  1. Whitening at home using dental whitening splints;
  2. In-surgery (‘In Office’) whitening, and
  3. Whitening with a lamp.

A mandatory examination should take place before the procedure which should determine the appropriate technique to meet the patient’s wishes and consider the colour and condition of the patient’s teeth.

Quite often such examinations reveal unsatisfactory fillings, cervical defects (enamel wear in the area around the tooth neck), white spots, gum inflammation etc. For whitening to be successful, teeth and gums must be brought to healthy state without any tartar or inflammation.

Very often patients report tooth sensitivity caused by cervical defects. Whitening in such condition would be very painful and these defects must be rehabilitated before the procedure.

INSTRUCTIONS AFTER WHITENING

  1. Use sensitive toothpaste (when whitening with a lamp)
  2. Avoid cold drinks and food that differs greatly from the tooth temperature
  3. Avoid foods and drinks that contain strong colourants

These include: turmeric and curry spices, red wine, blackberry liqueur, blackberry juice, chokeberry and similar fruits, coffee, black and green tea and of course smoking.

Unfortunately, there are countless over-the-counter preparations and splints available, and quite often these are unsatisfactory as they are reduced in strength so that a patient can use them without he supervision of a dentist. Additionally, damage to the gums can result from inadequate splints and low-quality preparations.

Therefore, if you want good results without any risk of damaging your teeth or gums, whitening should take place under the supervision of a dentist.

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