All girls dream to have a nice white smile. The one Marilyn Monroe once had. Mind that many young men dream about the same thing. People are ready to do anything to get the desired result. One of the possible variants is dental bleaching. But is it really safe? Well, even dentists do not recommend bleaching unless the procedure is absolutely necessary. Dental bleaching can be compared with hair decoloration. Even if you use the best and the most progressive materials you will not do your teeth any good. But if you have chosen bleaching as the best way for you then youll have to choose the method of bleaching. Here it is necessary to take many factors into account. They are the necessary amount of time and means, special care after the procedure, clear understanding of the final aim of the procedure and the desire to do your teeth less harm.
There are many methods of dental bleaching. Let us have a closer look at some of them. Chemical dental bleaching is bleaching with the help of carbamide peroxide of different strength (3-15%) depending on the original color of your teeth.
The result of the procedure will depend on the desire and paying capacity of the patient.
Home bleaching includes the following actions: the dentist will make a special dental model of the patients teeth and produce a gum shielder. The patient will warm it up in warm water, fill it with peroxide and adjust to his teeth. This method will take a lot of time. At first the patient will have to wear the gum shielder for 1-2 hours a day. Later it will take 5-8 hours a day. The advantage of this method is that all teeth are bleached but unexperienced users can get burn of mucous membrane.
There is also mixed dental bleaching. It is used in really difficult cases when the patients teeth are very dark. In such cases the patient will have to bleach teeth at home after some procedures in a dental clinic. This is a lasting and laborious process.
Pulpless teeth can be bleached only by dentists. They will warm up carbamide peroxide to a high temperature with the help of a special lamp. In case your enamel is ruined you cannot use this method. Laser bleaching with the help of argon is a method with the most lasting result. However the procedure is very laborious and expensive accordingly.
Mechanical bleaching is considered to be the safest and the most effective method. It can easily remove dental calculus and dental deposits. Mechanical bleaching is jet of water with high concentration of soda or a supersonic scaler. This method does not affect teeth enamel. However, if the patient has splits or abrasions on his teeth or he cannot stand pressure drops or water it is better to use local anesthesia.
The choice of the method of bleaching depends on the patient`s decision but specialists can recommend this or that method considering the condition of the patients teeth.
Mind that there are possible aftereffects of the procedure. Overbleaching will make your teeth lose their natural shine and become chalklike. Another unpleasant aftereffect is demineralization. In this case your teeth will lose not only dark pigment but also useful minerals.
Before you start the procedure of dental bleaching treat your teeth and replace all fillings that are more than 2 years old to avoid possible complications. If you suffer parodentium pathologies, allergy to peroxide components, erosion or wedge-shaped defects, have many fillings, or are pregnant then bleaching is for you contraindicated.
If you are lucky to have no dental pathologies and are willing to bleach your teeth then buy the softest toothbrush because your teeth will become even more sensitive. Use special bleaching toothpastes to maintain the new color of your teeth.