Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth can become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco. Certain antibiotic medications (like tetracycline) can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel. There are mainly two options to whiten one's teeth: in-office bleaching, which is applied by the dentist and at-home bleaching, which is to be used at home by the patient. In the in-office technique, the bleaching agent is either carbamide peroxide, which breaks down in the mouth to form hydrogen peroxide, or hydrogen peroxide itself. The procedure usually takes 2-3 appointments. For bleaching at home, the patient uses custom made splints of the teeth to be treated, produced by the dental laboratory, and a low concentration carbamide peroxide gel. Results can vary, depending on which application is chosen, with some people achieving whiter teeth in a few days, and others seeing very little results or no results at all. Bleaching is ineffective on tooth-color fillings and fixed prosthesis (crown or bridge). The main side-effect of bleaching, although reversible, is tooth sensitivity in cold stimuli which can be resolved with the use of desensitizing agents.
Η διάρκεια του αποτελέσματος της λεύκανσης έχει να κάνει μα την συχνότητα κατανάλωσης χρωστικών ουσιών, (π.χ. καπνός, κόκκινο κρασί, καφές, τσάι).
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Procedure for in-office bleaching using Opalescence Boost and XBoost.
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