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🌟 Unleash Your Radiant Smile at Atelier do Sorriso!

Nestled in the heart of Algarve, in Almancil, Faro, our clinic Atelier do Sorriso is the go-to destination for those seeking a brighter, more dazzling smile. Whether you’re a proud Algarve local or a visitor wanting to add that perfect sparkle to your holiday, we’ve got you covered!

Types of Teeth Whitening:

1. Home Teeth Whitening:

Home whitening requires more patience because it takes longer to achieve results compared to in-office laser treatments. It is done with the help of silicone trays filled with a whitening gel and must be applied every night for 1 to 3 weeks, or as directed.

2. Laser Teeth Whitening:

Laser whitening is faster and is done exclusively in the office, using a gel with a higher concentration of whitening agent. The laser treatment brings effects almost immediately, and may take 1 or 2 sessions of 90 minutes each.

At our clinic Atelier do Sorriso, we are proud to offer both types of teeth whitening, providing our clients with the freedom to choose between the home-based method and the laser method, according to their specific preferences and needs.

🤔 Which Teeth Whitening Method to Choose?

First of all, an evaluation should be done to check for contraindications, such as exposed roots or cavities. Cavities must be treated before whitening the teeth.

Both teeth whitening methods are effective, but the choice varies from patient to patient. Sometimes, to achieve better results, your dentist may recommend using both methods together: home and professional.

There is a genetic limit for each person as to how much the whitening can benefit them. It is important to discuss your expectations with your dentist, for a correct indication of the procedures needed to achieve the desired result.

⏳ When to Perform Teeth Whitening?

Over time, age, possible lack of hygiene, tobacco, and dietary habits can darken teeth.

To solve this aesthetic inconvenience, teeth whitening is an increasingly sought-after procedure that requires careful consideration, in addition to the guidance of a dentist, which is essential.

Teeth whitening does not alter the tooth structure and, when performed properly, does not harm or compromise the enamel and dental health.

⁉️ Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening:

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening, also known as dental bleaching, is a clinical procedure to whiten yellowed, darkened, and stained teeth due to the action of bacteria or pigments from natural or artificial foods.

Will my teeth turn white at the end of treatment?

The results of the treatment, whatever the technique, are whiter teeth. The result may vary between each person, depending on a number of factors to be discussed in the consultation.

How long does tooth whitening last? How to prolong its effects?

There is no average duration for the results of whitening treatments as various factors, such as diet, local microbiota, and structural characteristics of the teeth, influence the rate of yellowing and darkening of the teeth. However, although touch-ups are allowed every year, they are usually not necessary at intervals shorter than 3 years.

Below, we list Portuguese habits you should avoid if you want to prolong your teeth whitening:

  1. Consuming drinks such as coffee, tea, and red wine frequently can darken teeth due to the pigments present in these beverages.
  2. Smoking can also darken teeth due to carbon monoxide and other chemicals present in tobacco.
  3. Eating foods with artificial or natural dyes, such as red fruits or soft drinks, can also contribute to teeth darkening.
  4. Some medications can also darken teeth, including certain antibiotics, blood pressure medications, and some skin disease treatments.
  5. Excessive use of abrasive dental products, such as toothpaste or mouthwashes, can also lead to teeth darkening.

Are there any contraindications?

Although tooth whitening is a widely used technique, not everyone can do it. Therefore, it is necessary to look for a professional who will evaluate each case.

The contraindications fpr tooth whitening include:

  • pregnant and breastfeeding women;
  • people with enamel formation problems (white spots);
  • patients with gum bleeding;
  • people with tooth sensitivity or gum irritation;
  • patients who have recently undergone chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy;
  • people with many restorations on their teeth;
  • patients with resin restorations, dental veneers, or porcelain crowns will not change color, and may have a different shade after the teeth are whitened, possibly requiring replacement;
  • individuals under 18 years old.

Could there be post-treatment complications?

Temporary sensitivity to cold and bleeding gums are transient complications that may be present during the application of bleaching agents.

How to take care of teeth after whitening?

To obtain a good result and maintain it after bleaching, some basic care is necessary, namely:

  • food: avoid foods that have a high acidity rate; avoid colored foods or drinks with dyes; avoid the consumption of acidic juices and soft drinks.
  • hygiene: it is essential to follow the dentist’s recommendation regarding oral hygiene; wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after consuming acidic or dyed foods
  • change of habits: habits that impair the quality of teeth should be left aside, such as tobacco, frequent consumption of strongly colored foods, coffee, black tea.

Homemade recipes for whitening teeth: is it worth it?

No! Some homemade recipes – such as lemon, baking soda and orange peel – can even remove stains from teeth, but they also wear out the enamel, being expressly contraindicated.

Therefore, it is important to follow only the recommendations of a specialist: only he can guide you if you really need to do tooth whitening, which type is best and what degree of whitening you can achieve.

Why do teeth darken with age?

As we age, teeth darken because the enamel wears away, making the dentin (the tissue underneath that determines the tooth color) more visible. The dentin becomes denser, which makes the teeth darker.

Make an Appointment

Schedule Teeth Whitening in Algarve:

Use the form below to schedule your appointment. If you prefer, call: +351 915 550 999 ℹ️ (call to national mobile network)

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