Teeth whitening in Croatia
White teeth reflect health. Healthy, shiny teeth give you self-respect and satisfaction, and you can't stop smiling. Unfortunately, as the years go by, we laugh less and less, and teeth are less shiny. Discoloration is something we cannot avoid. Reasons for discoloration are indeed various, and mostly bad life habits are the ones to blame.
Enamel gives teeth their whiteness and brightness, which is extremely strong, but not indestructible. It wears off over the years and becomes thinner and thinner, and it’s translucence enables the natural color of dentin to shine outwards. That way, our teeth become darker as the years go by, i.e. they get a shade of yellow or grey. Beside wearing out, the enamel is susceptible to cracking, i.e. during the years the enamel gets millions of micro fractures, which are entered by the micro particles while eating and drinking. If we consume dark and colored beverages like coffee, tea or read wine frequently; teeth discoloration will be more intense and the teeth will quickly lose their natural color. Beside darkening of the whole tooth, blemishes can also occur if the particles enter the space between the enamel and dentine.
By using a ZOOM! lamp during one treatment and 3-4 repetitions, the teeth of the patient can be whitened for about 7-8 shades of white.
Modern dentistry enables us to restore a part of teeth whiteness using the whitening method. There are different sets for teeth whitening at home, but the most effective one is definitely the one done by an experienced dentist.
The most frequent whitening methods are:
- ZOOM! lamp - the procedure lasts from 30 - 60 minutes depending on the number of treatment repetitions. The dentist will remove the tartar and plaque from the teeth before the procedure. After it, he will apply a thin layer of special gel on the teeth and treat them with a ZOOM! Lamp for 10 - 15 minutes. This procedure is repeated 3 to 4 times depending on the result. By using the ZOOM! Lamp, teeth become whiter by an average of 8 shades.
- Teeth sandblasting - the procedure of sandblasting is a very good method of teeth bleaching, but less effective than ZOOM! lamp. The procedure is completely harmless to tooth enamel.
- Sets for home teeth whitening - there are different sets for bleaching at home available on the market, but it must be pointed out that not all of them are equally effective and that you may not achieve the wanted results. It is definitely advisable to consult your dentist before using the product.
- Toothpastes for teeth whitening - although they can be useful for maintaining white teeth, they can rarely whiten the teeth if you do not change some bad habits.
Regardless of the whitening method it is recommended to consult the dentist and let him remove the tartar and plaque from the teeth for the procedure to be successful. It is also important to know that bleaching the teeth using any of the above mentioned methods does not bring the same results for all patients.