Teeth whitening


The method of teeth whitening has been developed to lighten the color of your teeth. In the vast majority of cases, we get a significant degree of money laundering, but we can not offer any real guarantee of results. Bleaching, when done correctly, will not damage your teeth or gums. However, like any other treatment, there are certain risks and limitations. These disadvantages are rarely serious enough to dissuade you from bleaching your teeth, but you must know them before making the decision to receive the treatment.

How does theeth whitening work?

The application of this method may require a single visit or several, depending on how your teeth respond to whitening gel. Each session lasts about two and a half hours. We apply a protective agent on your gums, then a whitening gel on which we direct a special light to accentuate the whitening.

The benefits of fast bleaching include that we do the work for you and in less time than it would take to whiten your teeth at home. Disadvantages include the disadvantages inherent in any dental treatment, such as having to keep your mouth open throughout the operation or the possibility of higher costs than if you were taking home treatment.

Potential problems

Tooth sensitivity

During the first 24 hours after bleaching, some patients experience transient sensitivity. If your teeth are usually not sensitive, this neuralgia will be mild. If you choose fast bleaching, it normally disappears after a day. If you opt for home laundering, you may reduce the number of hours you wear the whitening gutter, or stop using it for a short period of time to allow the sensitivity to disappear. However, if your teeth are usually sensitive, bleaching can aggravate this condition for a longer or shorter period of time. You can then choose to postpone bleaching at the end of the desensitization procedure. If your teeth are sensitive after bleaching, a mild pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil will usually allow you to regain some comfort until your teeth return to normal.

Irritation of the gencive

This irritation occurs when a small amount of solution infiltrates the dental dam. It is also possible that you may feel a burning sensation on your gums. This disagreement will disappear on its own within a few hours or one to two days. In the case of the home method, irritation may occur if you apply the gutter for too long hours at the beginning of the bleaching process. You may need to decrease the number of hours you wear the gutter or stop using it for a short period of time to resolve these gum problems.

Impact on obturations

Be aware that your amalgams will not bleach. If your fillings have the same color as your teeth, the discoloration will cause the appearance of different shades. You may need to have your fillings replaced so that their color matches with that of your new teeth.

End of treatment

Degree of bleaching

There is no completely reliable way to predict what degree of whiteness your teeth will reach. Rapid bleaching normally produces a marked result in a single session. Some patients require additional treatment. Home laundering can take two to four weeks or longer.

Relapse after teeth whitening

Once the whitening is finished, pigments from food or drink will stain your teeth again: this phenomenon is commonly called “relapse after bleaching”. To prevent relapses use whitening toothpastes on a daily basis.