Trivia and tips for whitening

  • Treatments for brightening teeth with chemicals – that is, those in dentist’s office and using whitening caps purchased in the drugstore – are reserved only for people over 16 years of age. They should not be carried out by pregnant women or people suffering from epilepsy.
  • After whitening, the most common condition is teeth hypersensitivity. It happens even when using whitening toothpastes – you must choose the product that is safe for the enamel. Hypersensitivity after procedures usually disappears after 1-2 days.
  • After the whitening procedure, introduce a 'white diet' – avoid dark-colored products such as coffee, tea, red wine, fruit juices, beets, red peppers, blueberries, cola, etc. Also, do not smoke.
  • Whitening in the dentist’s office is the most effective method. The effect lasts up to 2 years. To maintain it for as long as possible, you should systematically use a whitening toothpaste that will slow the formation of new discolorations.
  • Dead teeth (those treated via a root canal therapy) do not give in to traditional whitening. To lighten them, you need to whiten them from the inside – by introducing whitening preparation into the canals. What is more, you cannot whiten tooth fillings and crowns, dental bridges and other prosthetic restorations. If they are in a place visible within the range of a wide smile, after finishing the whitening, replace them, adjusting the new color to the whitened teeth.