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What is teeth whitening? And why should I resort to this treatment?

Teeth Whitening: What It Is and Why Get It

If right now you are afraid of having to smile in front of family or friends, or even worse, in front of a camera, the time has come to find a solution. It is impossible not to feel discouraged by seeing our yellowed or stained teeth. In this case, teeth whitening is the friendliest option to recover the natural appearance of our smile.

Teeth whitening is the safe solution to brighter, whiter teeth. Best of all, it is a long-lasting procedure that must be applied by a professional. Dr. Ralph Torres has extensive experience in everything related to aesthetic dentistry treatments, and together with his team, he guarantees the satisfactory results of this technique that can be applied both in the dental clinic and at home.

What is teeth whitening?

When we talk about teeth whitening, we refer to an aesthetic dentistry treatment whose objective is to eliminate dental stains that appear over time. In this way, the teeth can take on a white hue and look healthier. Today, this is one of the most popular dental procedures, and it is because its results can be satisfactory.

Also, to obtain an impeccable job it is important that such a procedure is carried out by dentists trained in the handling of whitening agents. Before applying dental whitening techniques, a diagnostic protocol must be performed, followed by the programming of the procedure and the obligatory maintenance of the results. For this reason, the dentist who applies this technique to his patient must know the indications and contraindications of this medical process. This should be done exclusively in a dental clinic and under the supervision of a dentist.

Why do teeth darken?

In general, the teeth darken due to the consumption of products that alter dental coloration, such as coffee, tea, beets or red fruits. However, it has been shown that inadequate oral hygiene will also result in teeth stains. There are two types of common dental stains that can be classified as intrinsic or extrinsic:

Intrinsic stains

Also known as endogenous, are those that affect the teeth during their formation phase, before their eruption in the oral cavity. Its appearance is due to the consumption of certain medications such as tetracyclines. Also, due to vitamin deficiency or enamel hypoplasias. The spots that appear after the dental eruption, produced by fractures, blows or by the aging of the dentition can also be classified in this group.

Extrinsic stains

Extrinsic or exogenous stains appear from the contact of the teeth with pigmenting agents that we can find in certain foods. Also, in some drinks such as wine, coffee and tea. Sugary soft drinks and products such as tobacco also have a high content of acids that cause severe damage to enamel.

Reasons to get teeth whitening

Reasons to get teeth whitening

Each smile is unique, and Dr. Ralph Torres' goal is to maintain its naturalness in each patient. How? Through dental whitening, as it is one of the most effective treatments to improve the natural appearance of teeth. There are many reasons to get teeth whitening, and we list them below:

Corrects the aesthetics of the smile: When we meet someone, the smile is the first thing we see, which means that the first impression of the teeth is important. Therefore, if your teeth are white and shiny, you can be sure that the impression will be unforgettable.

It is a simple technique: Teeth whitening is a technique that can be applied easily. Therefore, it is a safe and highly demanded aesthetic treatment today.

It does not cause any pain: A treatment such as teeth whitening does not cause any pain. In fact, it is not invasive to dental enamel, much less has side effects. Therefore, it is one of the best dental treatments you can have to maintain a radiant smile.

It is compatible with other aesthetic dental treatments: What do we mean by this? Once the sessions of this treatment end, the patient can undergo other types of dental treatments.

Helps improve self-esteem: Having a beautiful smile is priceless and helps you feel better about yourself. Therefore, teeth whitening helps improve mood and achieve a better relationship with other people.

It has no side effects: It is important to add that this technique does not damage tooth enamel or gums, as long as it is applied by a professional. However, as a contraindication, some patients may experience a little dental sensitivity.

The result is immediate: This is a treatment that is divided into several sessions. After the first session, a difference in the color tones of the teeth can be noticed. However, for the results to be long-lasting, it is essential to maintain proper oral hygiene.

It is a personalized procedure: Before applying the dental whitening technique, the dentist must carry out a check-up. In this way, he or she can suggest and apply a personalized treatment adjusted to the color of the teeth and the expectations of each patient.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Another reason to get teeth whitening is that it lasts for a long time and can be done every 5 years. However, there are factors that can influence this durability. Good oral hygiene must be maintained to keep teeth clean and prevent future oral pathologies. Also, the patient must undergo periodic oral check-ups to maintain the whiteness of the smile.

Do home teeth whitening work?

To maintain a beautiful smile you cannot put your health at risk. That is why it is not advisable to use products that harm oral health, as is the case with home remedies. These types of solutions used at home, such as baking soda or lemon juice, can severely damage tooth enamel or increase dental sensitivity. For this reason, to whiten your teeth you must have dental treatments under the strict supervision of professionals.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

This is a very recurring question when talking about aesthetic dental treatments. To tell the truth, the price of teeth whitening will depend on the following factors:

Where to get teeth whitening in Puerto Rico?

Dr. Ralph Torres offers you the teeth whitening technique to give your teeth a brighter appearance. When you go to our dental clinic, we provide personalized assistance and we will explain every aspect of the procedure and the payment methods.

In addition to applying the treatment in the office, we explain the instructions for the teeth whitening kit to continue at home and have white teeth quickly. All of our services are highly recommended as we are ADA compliant. Likewise, we work with quality materials to exceed the expectations of our patients.

Contact us right now, and say goodbye to opaque or yellow teeth through the dental whitening technique.

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