Tooth whitening - what is there to consider?


Some bleaching products on the market, whether for self-application or practice, must not be used on exposed tooth necks. Evaluations of "home solutions" have shown that depending on the duration of use, concentration and acid value, damage to the tooth enamel can occur. Bleaching agents with low pH values ​​and agents with high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide have proven to be particularly problematic.

The problem for the user: damage to the enamel is not immediately noticeable. Because the changes start at the microscopic level. Macroscopically, the irreversible damage only becomes visible after a considerable period of time. If the tooth surface appears dull, then the teeth have already been demineralized due to chemical burns. Basically, one is recommended here remineralizing toothpaste.

Temporary sensitivity to hot and cold or irritated gums are not a direct indication of incipient damage. Approximately one fifth of users report these symptoms at the beginning of a bleaching treatment. Fluoridation after bleaching reduces this sensitivity, which disappears after about 24 hours. Be sure to talk to your dentist.



What types of bleaching are there?

Below is an overview of the most common methods:

Home bleaching
The most common method of whitening discolored teeth is home bleaching using a bleaching tray. The dentist makes the bleaching splints for the upper and lower jaw individually and precisely. The patient fills these splints with whitening gel before going to bed and wears them overnight. This procedure is very safe and usually works well. In most cases, a clear result is already visible after 4 to 8 applications. The gel can be bought again at any time and the bleaching can be repeated if necessary.

Power bleaching
Power bleaching is the "express method" for whiter teeth. After a thorough cleaning, the dentist applies a bleaching agent to the teeth. This is a highly concentrated preparation. Its active ingredient is activated by light or heat. The bleaching process can be accelerated by irradiation with polymerization light or laser, because no patient wants to spend hours in the dentist's chair. For patients with a very sensitive gag reflex, this method can be more comfortable than wearing the splints overnight.

Walking bleaching
Walking bleaching is the ultimate way to whiten dead teeth. To do this, a hole that is not visible is drilled into the tooth and any discolored material is removed. The dentist then applies the bleaching agent to the tooth. It needs to be changed after a few days. Once the desired degree of whitening has been reached, e.g. after a week, the tooth is sealed.

Instant whitening
A real innovation in the field of bleaching is the Snow Shine "Whitening Foam" from the Snow Pearl line. The application is very simple: The refreshing foam is simply sprayed directly onto the teeth and used like ordinary toothpaste. Otherwise? Nothing! No water, no rail. Nevertheless, an optical improvement is immediately visible and with regular use, the teeth are progressively and permanently whitened without becoming sensitive. I was initially very skeptical. But the results taught me better.

How does instant whitening work?
As with all tooth whiteners, the bleaching agent gradually removes deep-seated discolouration. One of the special features of Snow Shine is its proportion of nano-hydroxyapatite. This substance is also part of our tooth enamel. Therefore, it adheres particularly well and fills in the smallest defects and bumps with every application. It repairs the tooth surface, making it smoother and more flawless each time. You can feel this when you slide your tongue over your teeth. The teeth get a pearlescent effect. This preparation is also recommended for highly sensitive and exposed tooth necks because it closes exposed dentine canals. The visual immediate effect is created by a special light filter. I was so enthusiastic about this innovation that I introduced it to all my patients and wouldn't want to withhold it from you either. I have the product called SNOW SHINE; it is available here directly in the shop.


SNOW PEARL SNOW SHINE Whitening Foam – more beautiful teeth immediately

The immediate effect and the simple application are unbeatable and this in the course of optimized dental health. Because the strengthening of the teeth and dental health is also supported by the proportion of sodium fluoride in the foam: calcium particles coat the teeth with an acid-resistant calcium fluoride layer, which prevents the proliferation of caries bacteria.

You can simply spray the foam straight into your mouth and use it like regular toothpaste. The fine foam wraps itself around the teeth and also in the spaces between them. After use, you can simply spit out any excess. It is not necessary to rinse your mouth afterwards.


Continuous brightening with SNOW SHINE
The proportion of hydrogen peroxide is only 0.1 percent! This minimal but indispensable amount of hydrogen peroxide gently releases a process of progressive splitting and oxidation of the coloring pigments in the tooth. A regular use of SNOW SHINE Whitening Foam will continuously whiten teeth.


Do you have questions? Then write to me!
I am happy to answer your questions.

Yours, Lorenza Dahm


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