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Teeth whitening at the dentist

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Requirements: Your teeth must be fundamentally sound. You may have no tooth decay, otherwise the whitening agent penetrates into the affected teeth and causes damage. Dental fillings such as crowns can not be bleached it. Also important is a healthy gums. "Whether you look at a professional whitening want to indulge himself pale with over the counter materials, or - it is definitely required that the dentist advance the state of the teeth and gums checked and if necessary in order brings," says Wolfgang Boer, dentist and spokesman of the German society for Aesthetic dentistry (DGÄZ).

Thats how it works: First of all, the dentist removed the tooth surfaces using a professional teeth cleaning (PTC) of deposits and discoloration. Everything after that is still dark, is eliminated using the tooth brightening. Then the dentist applies a tasteless, colorless gel: carbamide peroxide. This contains urea, the carrier substance, and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The active ingredient penetrates the enamel and releases oxygen radicals, which chemically alter the dyes by reduction. The coloring effect is thus canceled, and the teeth appear visually brighter again. 

Whitening methods:

1. Home whitening: First, the doctor makes aImpression of your teeth. After that thin plastic rails are made that are perfectly adapted to the individual tooth position. Before any application you fill these rails with the ready made by the dentist carbamide peroxide gel. Then put the rails one, depending on your doctor's advice in the evening for a few hours or overnight. After about two weeks, you have reached the desired tooth whitening usually. During this time, your dentist regularly checked how much the teeth are already bleached and whether side effects have occurred. "The home bleaching is the most proven and safest whitening method. It was a million times successfully practiced worldwide and has no side effects, "explains Wolfgang Boer.

costs: 350 € - 600 €
advantages
:
gently (because lower concentration of the active ingredient), not aggressive, no side effects, safe, successful
Disadvantage:
takes longer compared to in-office power bleaching or

2. In-office bleaching: The in-office whitening (also: "Power bleaching". "soft bleaching" or "zoom") Should be made locallyin the dental office. Already 2-3 sessions are sufficient as a rule, to produce the desired whitening. For this, the dentist uses a three times higher doses of carbamide peroxide gel as in home whitening. This is warmed by special lamps. The increase in temperature causes the whitening of the teeth is much faster. The gums must be covered to protect it from the high concentration of the agent before. "Especially for professionals with little time is suitable in-office whitening, because it happens very quickly," says Boer.

The Power bleaching promises as it is marketed, a more intense bleaching action. A new study by the University Medical Center Göttingen (see "quintessence" Jhg. 67, pp 921-925) presented now, however, found that compared to home bleaching not improved bleaching effect was evident. The general also applies to the new whitening trend: the soft bleaching. This promises almost exorbitantly fast results and is therefore also called 20 minutes bleaching. Really much not behind this promise, however. "The soft whitening is more suitable to prolong the effect of a previous bleaching," explains Wolfgang Boer.

was much stronger in the methods of the in-office bleaching then against the risk of hypersensitivity. "The high carbamide peroxide concentration, the cold and heat sensitivity increases. After 2-3 days, this effect has vanished, but can also be very painful. "

Costs: 450 € - 700 €
Advantages:
faster than home bleaching, suitable for professionals with little time
Disadvantage:
aggressive cold / heat sensitivity increases

3. Walking Bleach: "The walking bleach is actually not a traditional whitening method. It is used exclusively with mark-and root-dead teeth where dental internal discoloration caused, "said whitening expert Boer. So the intervention takes place not at all, but only to the affected, damaged teeth. First, the dentist will open the top of the root canal and carries the bleach fabric on. After exposure to the bleaching substance, the opening can be closed again. After about a week, a re-opening of the root canal, in which the active ingredient is removed done. Then a fresh new drug is used. This process is repeated 2-3 times until the desired whitening level is achieved.

Costs: from 120 €
Advantages:
No major side effects
Disadvantage:
can take a long time depending on the process and materials

Tooth cleaning: A dental cleaning has several advantages: It protects against dental diseases such as caries, gingivitis or periodontitis and removes stains and paint residues. leave the professional cleaning dentists now often / -Innen specially trained dental hygienists. With different tools impurities are carefully removed from the teeth. Although your teeth through the teeth cleaning themselves are not white, act in retrospect, however, so, since they are free of bacteria and discoloration. As all places and spaces can not be achieved even with a thorough dental care, experts recommend a professional cleaning 1-2 times a year.

Costs: about 50-150 €, depending on the cleaning needs (how strong the teeth must be cleaned?)

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Teeth whitening home:

If that whitening at the dentist's too expensive, you can use various alternatives to try to create a similar effect. But note: None of the above methods is similar to the professional whitening! They provide only a slight improvement.

Teeth whitening Pasta: The special toothpastes provide abrasive elements that discolored tooth enamel is minimally removed. However, the effect is not particularly large. Teeth whitening pasta can most help remove discoloration caused by food - but nothing more. Their use should be restricted as well, because otherwise too much enamel is ground off and the teeth are getting rougher.

Bleaching Strips: In the drugstore so-called whitening strips is obtained for relatively little money (from less than 20 €). And indeed, the strips may provide a slight lightening of the teeth when used correctly. Problem: The use of the strips is very impractical. Both morning and evening, the strips must act for at least half an hour on the teeth. Since they must be applied before brushing and should not be located at the food in your mouth logically, you'll have to agonize sooner out of bed. Who wants to be beautiful must suffer…

Whitening Sticks / Pens: Where should probably come from this trend, if not from America? Using rods or pins is applied the active substance hydrogen peroxide to the teeth. In contrast to the United States in this respect prevail in Germany stricter rules. It can only be contained a fixed, minimum proportion of active ingredient in the products. No wonder: Hydrogen peroxide is also used for bleaching hair. Is correspondingly low and the effect of whitening sticks and pens.

veneers: What many do not know: Veneers are not really a whitening method! The thin ceramic facets are adhered to certain areas of the teeth to cause an optical beautification of the teeth. However, your application should be done only in extreme cases, such as dentist Boer warned: "The use of veneers is a procedure. Veneers are not intended to make teeth whiter, but are rather the stabilization and correction of deformities. "To brighten the teeth veneers suitable only for special cases such as medication discoloration.

Natural whitening

1. Vitamin C: Different foods act as a kind of self-cleaner for the teeth. Natural diet with plenty of vitamin C (as in celery, carrots, apples) supports the dental health affects gingivitis counter and promotes the production of saliva in the mouth. Saliva acts in our mouths like a natural tooth cleaners.
2. brushing: Brush each morning and evening, rinse the teeth and use to a little dental floss for the gaps, let bacteria no chance to take away her rays of your teeth.
3. Dairy products: Milk, cottage cheese, yogurt & Co. contain a lot of calcium, which strengthens your teeth. Strong and healthy teeth are again the best way to white teeth.

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No solution for discolouration: lemon juice, baking soda and salt

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Cheap home remedy harm the tooth enamel

Wherever you should herhaben the tip that you can get your teeth easily brighten at home with home remedies like baking soda, lemon juice and salt, you just do not believe in it. Who cleans teeth with baking soda and Co., wearing namely through the sandpaper the enamel, and thus ensures that the underlying yellowish brown dentine is visible, explains Dr. Ralf Rößler, prophylaxis expert and lecturer at the Steinbeis University in Berlin.

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Limit your coffee and tea consumption, if you want white teeth

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Coffee, tea, red wine and cigarettes provide discoloration

Red wine, coffee and tea should be less or at best not to consume in the future if you want to impress with a white smile. These foods provide unsightly discoloration. Another culprit: cigarettes. The nicotine contained in the Glimmstängeln also brought ugly marks and promotes the effect of red wine and Co. even more.

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They regularly use dental floss. Your teeth will thank

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Flossing helps to staining on the teeth

Who uses floss regularly, can not prevent only new discolorations. Even existing stains can, if not eliminated altogether, then at least mitigated, reveals Dr. Roessler.

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Particularly effective are mouthwashes with essential oils

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Not only clean, but also gargle: mouthwashes prevent dark spots

With the toothbrush alone will not do it often, to eliminate any harmful foreign bodies that make wide in the interdental spaces. A mouthwash is therefore a good supplement to the daily dental hygiene. "Particularly useful are those containing essential oils"Explains expert Roessler. These are known for their antiseptic and disinfectant action.

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Do not wear whitening products on exposed tooth necks on

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Be careful when DIY whitening. The gums may be injured

Bars, stripes or gels: in the supermarket and at the pharmacy offered all sorts of means by which you want your teeth can easily brighten home gradually. However, the expert warns of gum irritation. Furthermore, the sensitivity of the teeth can be increased if the whitening paste is applied to exposed tooth necks.

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Cost of a professional whitening: between 300 € and 600 €

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Better bleachen to professionals as himself

For those who prefer to play it safe, the whitening is probably the best way to the dentist. Here you first select the correct white level of his teeth using the expert. Then, a special gel is applied, the use of hydrogen peroxide bleaches the teeth. The only catch: the cost. Treatment costs between 300 and 600 euros. The health insurance does not reimburse the amount.

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With the right toothpaste your teeth stay longer bright

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Whitening toothpaste is not enough to achieve the desired result

You just let your teeth bleachen and want the result now last as long as possible? Then whitening toothpastes are a good choice. However, if you want to brush your own by using special toothpaste his teeth whiter, will be disappointed. "To whiten teeth visible, toothpastes are not sufficient", Tells us Dr. Roessler.

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So bright white your teeth can only with proper care

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leave each year to the dentist clean your teeth

As a supplement to the daily oral hygiene, it is useful to have once a year clean the teeth professionally by the dentist. This not only prevents the formation of tooth decay, but also helps to staining by coffee and Co.. The costs are not necessarily or only partially covered by health insurance. You can, however certain "additional offers" book to cover the cost of treatment when you go regular health checks.

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