Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the process of eliminating stains and discoloration from the surface of the teeth, and at the same time during this process, the color of the teeth becomes whiter.

A number of lifestyle habits, such as the consumption of tea, red wine, coffee or tobacco products, cause the teeth to become darker over time. In order to correct this aesthetic defect, we use safe and effective methods of teeth whitening at the Dr. Minić Dental Office.

Teeth whitening

Treatments

Before teeth whitening, the dentist examines the teeth, and if necessary, mechanically removes plaque from their surface.

Aesthetic Dentistry – Lamp Teeth Whitening

First, using state-of-the-art technology, the current color of the teeth is precisely determined. Following that, lips, cheeks, tongue, and gums are shielded for protection. Finally, a specialized teeth-whitening gel is carefully applied to the teeth and activated by the light of the Zoom lamp.

The entire procedure lasts for 15 minutes, it is repeated three times, resulting in teeth that become two to four shades lighter. The outcome is brilliantly white teeth in just one visit to the dentist. While there might be a slight chance of tooth sensitivity throughout the process, it is entirely normal and poses no danger, with symptoms typically subsiding shortly after treatment.

Dental sandblasting

Regular removal of dental plaque and tooth pigmentation is performed using a sandblasting method. Dark stains resulting from long-term consumption of colored drinks can now be removed. The process starts with an ultrasonic device, followed by sandblasting. The Air Flow device is used for this purpose. Under pressure, abrasive micro-particles are ejected, which, when combined with water, efficiently remove plaque from teeth.

Whitening of Non-vital Teeth

Non-vital teeth are those from which the nerve in the root canal has been removed. Over time, these teeth change colour and become darker than the surrounding vital (live) teeth.

Whitening a non-vital tooth, or restoring its original whiteness, cannot be achieved in a single visit to the dentist. The procedure for whitening non-vital teeth takes several days, with the potential to successfully restore the tooth’s natural color and brilliance in the majority of cases.

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FAQ

Is there an age limit for teeth whitening?

It is not recommended for individuals under the age of 16. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should refrain from undergoing the procedure.

The whiteness achieved through the treatment can last from six months to a year, depending on post-treatment dental care. To optimize the longevity of the whitening effect, it is advisable to avoid smoking and consuming foods and drinks that darken the teeth, such as coffee, red wine, cola, and other dark juices.