How does the tooth whitening process work? Find out!

How does the tooth whitening work?

If you want a very white smile, this process can be very useful. Here’s everything you need to know!

Everyone wants to have perfect and, most of all, white teeth. For this reason, a lot of people resort to many treatments or natural methods to have a white smile.

Tooth whitening is becoming more and more common. It is also known with the name bleaching. Let’s find out more about it!

What is the bleaching?

A bleaching is a treatment recommended to all the people with yellow teeth, due to smoking, coffee or tobacco. Other causes can be an excess intake of red wine, tea or tomatoes.

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A professional dentist uses whitening substances which contain hydrogen peroxide and can whiten the tooth enamel. This substance is activated with a LED lamp: it opens the enamel’s pores and start the whitening process.

This treatment makes your teeth more sensitive for 3 days, but you won’t feel any pain. Moreover, during the 72 hours after the bleaching you need to take particular care to your oral hygiene. You also need to change your diet for a while: your dentist will suggest you to eat just white foods. Tooth whitenings are not permanent. If you treat your teeth with great care, it can last up to 1 year.

Tooth whitening: how much does it cost?

The price of this treatment varies according to different factors. The price depends on how many sessions you need, and they depend on the seriousness of your tooth situation. Moreover, the cost changes according to the Country. The best thing to do is to ask your dentist and consider together your situation.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 27-04-2019

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