Tooth Whitening in the Canary Islands

Get a beautiful smile at Clínica ICA

Get whiter teeth at Clínica ICA

One of the most important aspects of our aesthetics is the appearance of our smile.

That is why proper oral hygiene is essential and in recent years many quality treatments have emerged to take care of our teeth.

When we talk about tooth whitening, we are referring to one of the most demanded aesthetic treatments nowadays. At Clínica ICA we are specialists in all types of aesthetic treatments related to oral health, thanks to our incredible team of professionals.

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What does tooth whitening consist of?

Tooth whitening is an aesthetic treatment that is part of odontology and consists of eliminating stains that have accumulated on our teeth due to insufficient hygiene or excessive consumption of certain types of products and foods such as coffee or tobacco.

Tooth whitening makes your teeth whiter and brighter. This procedure has become one of the most popular thanks to its excellent results.

Whitening agents must be used with caution to avoid damaging tooth enamel, which is essential for good oral health. Quality tooth whitening can only be carried out by professionals, such as those at our clinic.

Why is tooth whitening necessary?

The dental stains that are removed with whitening are usually caused by improper hygiene. In addition, there are certain products such as tobacco that can cause this unsightly yellowish colour on our teeth.

We can differentiate between two types of dental stains: endogenous stains and exogenous stains. Each of them has its own peculiarities.

Endogenous stains are those that affect our teeth when they are still forming. The cause of these stains is usually the consumption of certain medications or a deficiency in the supply of vitamins.

Another type of endogenous stains are those caused by trauma, i.e. blows we have suffered at some point in our lives that have changed the colour of our teeth. Another cause is simply discolouration due to the passage of time.

On the other hand, exogenous stains are those that occur when our teeth come into contact with products that modify their colour, with a pigmentation effect. All these foods or products, such as coffee, wine or tobacco, end up generating this type of stains over time.

In the same way, the continued use of mouthwashes or toothpastes with dyes can also lead to the appearance of exogenous stains. In general, we must be careful with the products we consume as they can have undesirable long-term consequences.

    Who is tooth whitening indicated for?

    The treatment is aimed at anyone who wants to achieve a more attractive smile and who has stains on their teeth due to their lifestyle or the passage of time.

    Tooth whitening is a minimally invasive and painless treatment, so anyone can undergo it safely. At the same time, its effects are long lasting and can make the difference between an attractive smile and a less attractive one.

     

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      Frequently Asked Questions about tooth whitening at ICA

      What are the types of tooth whitening?

      At Clínica ICA we work with different tooth whitening processes, depending on whether they affect vital teeth or non vital teeth. Each type of tooth needs a specific treatment and we are specialists in all of them.

      Whitening of vital teeth

      When we work with vital teeth, we can distinguish between two types of treatment:

      Firstly, tooth whitening which is carried out directly in the clinic, making use of a whitening agent composed of hydrogen peroxide, which we will activate using a beam of light.

      Before carrying out this treatment, we need to clean the tooth properly, and check that our whole mouth is in perfect condition, ruling out previous pathologies. We must prevent the whitening product from coming into contact with other parts of our mouth to avoid complications.

      On the other hand, there is a dental whitening that the patient can carry out at home. The whole process is carried out under the supervision of our team of dentists.

      We will place the concentration of peroxide, in a lower range, inside a dental splint, which will prevent the product from coming into contact with other parts of our mouth. For this treatment it is also necessary to carry out a previous careful cleaning of the teeth and to rule out previous dental pathologies.

      Whitening of non-vital teeth

      In the case of non-vital teeth, the discolouration of the teeth has its origin in bacterial products, which are lodged inside the dental canals. In the long term this can lead to necrosis of the pulp.

      At the clinic we remove all the stains that discolour the tooth, as well as eradicating all the pulp tissue that has suffered necrosis.

      To whiten non-vital teeth, two different techniques are available, similar to those for vital teeth. Both techniques can be combined to obtain better results.

      Firstly, the immediate technique, in which we apply a combination of sodium perborate and hydrogen peroxide. With this we not only clean the stains from the tooth, but also disinfect the entire area that has ended up suffering from necrosis.

      The outpatient technique requires a longer treatment. In this case, the same combination as in the immediate technique is taken to the pulp chamber, placing a stopper to keep it inside until the cleaning and disinfection process is complete.

      Are there any risks involved in this treatment?

      Yes, there are certain risks associated with this treatment. Generally speaking, if we follow our dentist's instructions and work with a professional team, they should not arise, but it is important that the patient is aware of them.

      The most common risk when undergoing tooth whitening is a significant increase in tooth sensitivity and gum sensitivity.

      If we want to avoid these risks, health safety is essential. Above all, we must also take care to use the whitening agent in an appropriate concentration and for the maximum time indicated.

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