Some patients opt for teeth whitening to recover the lost white of their teeth and thus improve the aesthetics of their smile. The consumption of some foods and beverages cause that with the passage of time the teeth darken. At ICA we offer dental whitening treatment with LED. This procedure, performed with the cold light technique, is ideal for those who wish to show off a more attractive smile.
Before starting, the ICA professionals will evaluate the patient’s oral health status to ensure the existence of possible caries, fractures, periodontal diseases, plaque or hypersensitivity plaque.
How is the bleaching effect achieved?
The true architect of this treatment is hydrogen peroxide gel. When applied to the teeth, the contact with the enamel causes the peroxide molecules to be released, which is why the denture becomes whiter. At the same time, in the ICA facilities we have a professional LED lamp, which is the one that contributes to the activation of the hydrogen peroxide gel molecules. However, previously the team of dentists of ICA is in charge of correctly isolating the oral tissues and then applying the bleaching agent.
At ICA, we want to point out that this treatment is carried out in a session of three 15-minute cycles. Although it is known as LED tooth whitening, it is also common to refer to it as tooth whitening by photo activation.
The result: the enamel of the teeth is lightened between 4 and 10 shades.
The dental LED can also be complemented with a home treatment: the patient is provided with the bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide) and a splint. ICA professionals will tell you how to use it in a period of 4 to 7 days.
To further enhance the bleaching effect of the treatment, it is important to restrict foods or beverages that alter the coloring of the teeth (coffee, tea, wine, rooms and certain fruits) in the days after it, since the teeth are more sensitive and prone to pigment uptake.