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The natural color of the teeth varies considerably from one person to another. The natural tints of the teeth are grouped into four families as follow; (A) Auburn or reddish-brown, (B) Yellow-reddish, (C) Gray, (D) Gray-reddish. Indeed, it represents the colors of the teeth of the great majority of the population.
Several elements contribute to the yellowing of the teeth. On one hand, tobacco because it contains nicotine, it effectively transmits its yellowish color to the teeth, especially when a person smokes very often. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, red fruits and red wine also affect the whiteness of the teeth. On the other hand, the dentine covered by the enamel is of a dark color and it is the outer layer of the email that gives it a lighter color. With the regular consumption of acidic foods, this layer will be thinned and therefore, the teeth will be more yellow. Some types of antibiotics can also promote yellowing of teeth.
The most popular techniques of professional dental bleaching, also known as teeth whitening, are laser tooth whitening and home dental whitening. The latter consists in using an individualized gutter. A dental whitening treatment should never be undertaken if the person is under 12 years old or whose eruption of permanent teeth is not complete. Besides it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women because the peroxide solution can cross the placental barrier and affect the fetus and it can also end up in the breast milk.
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Dental bleaching price
The price of a Dental bleaching in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least % cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
Different dental bleaching methods
The whitening agent acts on the surface of the enamel tooth and the dentin under the enamel. It never reaches the pulp, the internal part of the tooth, because it is not powerful enough to have an effect on it. The most commonly used products for tooth whitening are; Hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide and urea peroxide.
The peroxide is able to attack the dark molecules that have accumulated on the tooth enamel and dentine to break them with the oxygen it contains.
Laser teeth whitening:
It is also known as chair whitening since it is done in the dentist's office. Indeed, the laser accelerates the reaction of the chemical components contained in the whitening product. Besides, the light projected on the teeth favors the penetration of the gel towards the dentine. This revolutionary aesthetic treatment gives an effective result in one sitting. The dentist first photographs the teeth and then compares the initial tint with the color obtained after bleaching, hen, performs a professional cleaning. Indeed, they place a mouth opener and apply the gel directly to the teeth, dried by the lamp. This gel is pH-neutral, so there is no need to protect the gum. Then, the teeth are lighted by the plasma lamp for 20 minutes. The gel is removed and this same procedure is repeated twice. The final result will be determined by the color scale.
Teeth whitening using an individualized gutter:
Teeth whitening using the gutter is the most used home method. The solution required is either hydrogen peroxide (a mixture of hydrogen peroxide) or carbamide peroxide (1/3 hydrogen peroxide and 2/3 peroxide of urea).The dentist takes dental impression and makes two customized plastic gutters for the patient's teeth, then gives them the whitening kit and the associated recommendations. The whitening gel penetrates the micro porosities of the enamel and removes stains and accumulated deposits. They must be worn according to the dentist prescriptions.
The patient will then have to place the whitening product by themselves in the gutters and wear it for a few hours a day or at night. The treatment lasts an average of two weeks. The results vary from person to another and are usually visible after a few days. This type of treatment has significant advantages, indeed the concentrations used are important but lower than a treatment performed in the dentist's office. If, during treatment, the patient feels extreme sensitivity, they should stop the treatment to avoid damaging the nerve of their tooth.
After teeth whitening Procedure
After tooth whitening, the patient may feel an increase in tooth sensitivity. But the discomfort felt in the gums after treatment does not last and the irritation disappears at the latest after 48 hours because the mouth restores quickly. The effects are neither dangerous nor long-lasting. The first 2 days after the session of the teeth whitening treatment, the patient must not eat food prepared with coloring spices such cury and eat fruit or drink red berries, wine etc.
Result and outcome after Dental Whitening
Clinical studies prove that products used to bleach teeth are not dangerous provided they do not exceed the dosage amount set by the standards. As the peroxide reaches the tooth surface and the dentin, it does not penetrate to the pulp.
Furthermore, bleaching products are designed to act only on natural teeth but does not harm their health. Also, they have no impact on the quality of any prosthesis restorations. It is therefore unnecessary to worry about this point.
It is important that the active agent contained in the product is highly concentrated in order to obtain better results. Indeed, the denturologist will be in the best position to inform the patients of the various possible treatments and probable results that they will be able to achieve. Whether you opt for a chair laser technique or a personalized gutter at home, your smile will regain its natural glow.
As a result, the teeth will become bleacher from 7 to 14 shades from their current color. This remains dependent on the type of staining and the content of the tooth's email. Dental whitening techniques provide a whiter, brighter smile and remove unsightly stains on teeth. But, no teeth whitening is long-lasting. It relies on the teeth quality, age, home care habits, frequency of dental checks and types of food substances such as tea, coffee, tobacco, medicines, etc. On average, the result lasts between 1 to 4 years after treatment.