Monday 19 April 2021

Teeth Whitening at the Dentist vs. Teeth Whitening at Home


Usually spring time is associated with changes and since most of our clients do come for teeth whitening during this period, we decided to answer the most common questions for you and clear all doubts you might have had regarding this topic. In addition, we will answer what is the difference when teeth whitening is done professionally at the dentist and done at-home using whitening kits. So, let us begin:

1. What is teeth whitening and how long does its effect last?

Speaking of professional teeth whitening, it is described as a dental treatment using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which breaks the stains into smaller pieces where teeth are bleached and the final result is a brighter smile. The effect is not permanent and the treatment is recommended up to 3 times per year and the treatment lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. In addition, it is good to mention that the bright smile effect will last longer if certain teeth-staining  food (beetroot, curry, blueberries etc.) and drinks (red wine, tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.) are avoided as well as smoking.