Teeth whitening (Teeth Bleaching)

Over time, your teeth can become stained or discolored mainly from dark foods (soy sauce and curry), dark drinks (tea, coffee and red wine) and not least from tobacco products. If you have stained and discolored teeth, teeth whitening could be the answer.

Today, many of our patients request teeth whitening. As your smile is one of the most expressive parts of your face, it has become one of the most requested cosmetic procedures. If you are self-conscious about the look of your smile, especially the color of your teeth, teeth whitening may be the boost you need.

Teeth whitening can be a stepping-stone for a renewed commitment to oral hygiene. Many people choose to maintain their bright new smile with diligent brushing and flossing.

There are basically two types of teeth bleaching/whitening – Home bleaching & In-Office bleaching.

Home Bleaching

The most popular teeth bleaching/whitening technique involves having a dentist make a clear plastic tray in which the bleaching gel is placed. These custom trays are made to fit your teeth precisely. Therefore, the maximum bleaching effect can be reached with the minimum amount of bleaching gel.

The gel is kept on the teeth for 90 minutes a day for up to a week. The results of this treatment are often dramatic, and the more days you use the gel the lighter your teeth become.

Before home bleaching can start, our dentist, Dr. Mattis Mamusa has to make sure that there are no open cavities, defective fillings or other reasons for unnecessary sensitivity in the teeth. It also helps if the teeth are professionally cleaned prior to attempting to whiten them. Once the teeth have been properly bleached, the bleaching trays can be used for touch-up treatments later on. Touch-ups are usually required because most of us tend to continue to consume teeth-staining foods and drinks. Later, should you need refill syringes of bleaching gel you can purchase them at Stockholm Dental Clinic in Puerto Banus (Marbella).

Teeth whitening (Teeth bleaching)

In-Office Bleaching

This technique is popular among our busiest patients, as the bleaching is done during one appointment. With in-office bleaching we use a much higher concentration, and another type of bleaching gel. Some patients feel that the long-term effect is better with home bleaching as they can do touch-ups for a day or two whenever they see a need.

During the in-office bleaching, a whitening gel is placed on your teeth. To activate the bleaching gel, a plasma light (a very intense blue light) is focused on the gel. The light helps break down stains on your teeth.

If you are interested in teeth whitening, please Contact Us at our dental clinic in Puerto Banus, Marbella on the Costa del Sol in Spain.