This is a treatment resulting in whiter, brighter teeth. It involves the application of a product which removes the existing pigmentation of the teeth and subsequently the application another protective product.
The advantages of this treatment are the aesthetic aspect, with whiter, brighter teeth, and greater and improved protection and resistance to dirt and bacterial attacks.
There are two types of Dental Bleaching: External and Internal.
External Dental Bleaching: This type of bleaching can be performed at the clinic, by the dentist or it can be done at home through the use of trays, which act as reservoirs of the bleaching gel agent. Although this type of dental treatment can be done at home, it is advisable to have an oral health professional to supervise it and to perform a clinical evaluation of the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth.
Internal Dental Bleaching: This type of treatment is only performed at the clinic. A gel of Hydrogen Peroxide, which is activated by a LED (ligth emiting diode) technology, is applied by the dentist in your teeth for 60 minutes. The external dental bleaching is advisable in specif cases of trauma, in which specific teeth present a very diferent color when compared to the remaining.
This treatment applies to everyone who presents a good oral health and no signs of dental caries. However, there are some exceptions such as pregnant women, for example. Therefore, an evaluation appointment should preceed this treatment to analyse your particular case.