Tooth whitening makes a person confident and allows him to establish contacts with others. Unattractive teeth can cause complexes and failures. Aesthetic dentistry, which includes tooth whitening, helps to cope with this unpleasant problem.

The enamel turns dark for several reasons: smoking, private consumption of coffee, strong tea, red wine, products with strong dyes. Unwanted pigmentation accumulates and changes the color of teeth, even absolutely healthy ones. Teeth whitening helps to cope with this problem.

But not all people can get their teeth whitened. The main contraindications to whitening: pregnancy, lactation, allergy to bleaching agents, bronchial asthma, problems in oncology, caries, gum disease, hypersensitivity of teeth. Also, teeth whitening is not carried out for children.

There is both clinical tooth whitening, and teeth whitening at home. The doctor makes teeth whiter with ultrasound, laser, chemical solutions. Home whitening involves the use of ready-made individual systems.

There is also internal tooth whitening (placing the active substance in the middle of the tooth for a specific time). It is prescribed if a tooth becomes dark due to nerve removal or injury.

The whitening method is selected according to the condition of the tooth enamel, the desired result.

Prices for whitening teeth also vary depending on the method chosen, the devices used, the means used, and the degree of whitening. Before the procedure, you have usually prescribed a professional tooth whitening, removal of stones, demineralization of the enamel to reduce sensitivity.

Before whitening begins, allergy tests and plaque cleaning are performed. The process is absolutely painless. After its completion, enamel fluorination is performed. Two days after whitening, colorful drinks and products must not be consumed.

Tooth whitening does not harm the enamel if you follow all the rules and recommendations of the doctor. And laser whitening even enhances the enamel.

Tooth whitening is not recommended more than once a year. Remember, achieving a fully perfect result is sometimes difficult, and only possible if a combination of several techniques.

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Indications for tooth whitening

Indications for tooth whitening:

  • desire to have white teeth;
  • fluorosis in mild to a medium degree;
  • tooth whitening due to age-related changes;
  • Tooth staining in smokers, coffee and red wine lovers, etc.
  • Contraindications for teeth whitening can be divided into general and local.


General contraindications

General contraindications:

  •  age rating (children and adolescents);
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • allergy to whitening components;
  • taking a number of medications (tretinoin, doxycycline, hydrochlortioside, ciprofloxacin, etc.);
  • hypertension, cancer, endocrine system diseases.

Local contraindications

Local contraindications:

  • Tooth fillings, tooth decay, crowns, restorations in the bleaching zone;
  • wide pulp chamber;
  • hypersensitivity of teeth;
  • increased erasability of tooth enamel;
  • acute periodontal and oral mucosa diseases;
  • diseases of the lower jaw joint, which restrict the opening of the mouth;


If these indications and contraindications for tooth bleaching are not taken into account, it can lead to possible complications, among which are

  • Hyperesthesia (high sensitivity of teeth can increase even further for hours or even days);
  • irritation of the mucous membrane;
  • The appearance of regression of the color of the teeth;
  • A temporary distortion of taste sensations.

Tooth whitening does not harm enamel if all rules and recommendations of the doctor are followed and all indications and contraindications are clearly observed.

Speaking about the effectiveness of the whitening procedure, it is difficult to predict what exactly the result will be. Unfortunately, the same product can give completely different shades in different patients. It is believed that a good effect is obtained in patients with teeth with natural yellowing. But owners of teeth with a grayish shade are likely to be upset about the result. The acquired effect can last from six months to several years. If you want to enjoy a snow-white smile for as long as possible, avoid coloring products, use special pastes and rinse, regularly perform professional tooth brushing.

But with time, the procedure will have to be repeated again. After whitening, many patients complain about the strong sensitivity of their teeth. In this case, remineralization therapy should be carried out before and after the use of special products. Unfortunately, the whitening procedure can not always be carried out. It is not possible to change the color of crowns, fillings, implants or veneers. They should be completely replaced with new ones for whitening. There are also a number of difficult cases where whitening does not have the desired effect. There is also a list of contraindications for which this procedure is not recommended.

So, to conduct the procedure of whitening at the dental hygienist offer many dental clinics today. But before you decide to give your teeth a lighter shade, weigh all available pros and cons. After all, in addition to the unpleasant feelings during and after the procedure, the resulting effect may not meet your expectations.