Several studies and theories have proven the benefits of whitening your teeth. Tooth whitening consists of methods that allow you to whiten or whiten your teeth, and the treatment can be carried out at home or at a dentist.
There are so many ways to make your teeth whiter or at least lighter. But you need to be careful when choosing the methods because they can have negative consequences, both at the dental and gingival levels.
Hence, the selection of a specific tooth whitening product at the clinical level has increasingly come to comply with strict criteria, and care must also be taken in its use. So, let’s check some of the most usual methods to whitening your teeth.
Hylodent Gum Serum
I do confess this is a new treatment for me. Hylodent gum serum is a high quality, targeted treatment for irritated and bleeding gums. It can be applied to the problem areas to get right away results.
This serum contains a powerful combination of hyaluronic acid and xylitol. Both contain many properties that can treat and prevent the formation of plaque and cavities.
You just need to apply a small amount of gum serum to the problem areas in the mouth using a cotton swab or use your index finger after thoroughly washing your hands with soap.
Made entirely in the office, laser tooth whitening is indicated for people who need quick results. Depending on the stains and darkening of the teeth, up to 4 sessions lasting approximately 90 minutes would be ideal for you. Don’t forget to respect an interval of 48 hours between them.
It is used in this treatment as a tooth whitening gel in which can be based on carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, both capable of promoting the oxidation of pigments.
Dental Whitening Creams
It’s true that you will need to wait for a period of continuous use to start seeing a subtle change in colour of your teeth, but the truth is that they are ineffective when looking for more significant results, as they can only do a superficial removal of dyes due to factors such as food, smoking and bacterial plaque. Even though, it is worth it to give it a try.
It is a technique quite similar to laser whitening, but with ultraviolet light, intensifying the gel action. Wwith this type of treatment, it is possible to reduce tooth sensitivity after the procedure.
Although the treatment depends a lot on the features of each patient, in general, the application of ultraviolet light takes around 20 minutes and the results are noticed more quickly, between the second and third sessions.
Internal Tooth Whitening
It is the whitening done on the inside of the tooth, the side of the tooth that we don’t usually is not shown when we smile. It is indicated for those who have undergone root canal treatment or have darkened teeth due to trauma or metallic reactions.
In this case, a whitening gel is also used, which is applied to the coronal portion of the tooth and needs to be changed every week until the result is achieved (which takes, on average, two months).
Usually, the most used technique is the “walking bleach”, in which the whitening product is placed inside the tooth and remains acting for about five days. However, it is worth noting that, of all types of whitening, this is the one that gives the least certain about the results.