Teeth gradually discolor as a result of food particles and the fluid we ingest. If you want to whiten your teeth, it is important to contact your dentist. The dentist will provide individual guidance on how the whitening will be done, and there are some circumstances that make whitening inappropriate in some cases.
Tooth whitening is not provided for patients who smoke or consume large quantities of tea, coffee or red wine. If you have crowns or composite fillings, whitening will not change their color. Teeth discolored after root canal treatment cannot be made brighter by regular tooth whitening, but it may be possible using so-called internal whitening, which is done at the clinic. At the clinic we whiten teeth by taking impressions for individual whitening trays, which a dental technician then makes. The trays are handed over to the patient with whitening gel and thorough instructions on how to use the product properly. Whitening with individual whitening trays is done in your home.
Tooth whitening is a process, in which discolored particles on the surface of the teeth are removed by means of active ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide and calcium peroxide. If you perform the whitening in accordance with the instructions, your teeth will not get damaged.