Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular treatment that allows you to whiten yellow or darkened teeth, making your smile more beautiful in a simple and painless way.


How is teeth whitening done?

There are two main techniques for carrying out teeth whitening: it can be performed at home or in the Clinic. In home (ambulatory) whitening, a gel (generally with lower concentrations) is placed in customized trays for periods of 1 to 6 hours daily, for several days or weeks. In the case of in-clinic whitening, higher concentrations are used in a single session (approximately 1 hour) or it can be done with laser.

Can everyone take teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can be performed at all ages, however, patients with dental problems (such as caries lesions or tooth hypersensitivity) may require prior evaluation and/or treatment. The tooth whitening gel only acts on natural tooth surfaces, so at the end of the treatment, there may be a need to replace some old treatment, such as restorations, crowns or veneers.


Does tooth whitening have any side effects?

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that does not compromise the enamel layer on our teeth. Teeth sensitivity after teeth whitening is a consequence of the interaction between the whitening gel components and the tooth surface, but it is transient. Gingival inflammation can sometimes occur, which usually disappears when treatment is stopped.