There are several methods you can use to achieve a brighter smile. Which method is best for you depends on the condition of your teeth.
- Power bleaching (in the dental office)
- Internal bleaching (in the dental office)
- Home Bleaching (at home)
Are you confused by the variety of methods? We briefly explain the individual methods.
With power or in-office bleaching, your dentist covers your gums. A gentle clamp holds your mouth open. She or he applies a lightening gel to your teeth, in which the concentration of peroxide is 15-20%.
After the bleaching gel has worked in, it is irradiated with a special lamp (UV light, laser or LED). Depending on the goal, the dentist may repeat this procedure several times.
There is significant tooth sensitivity in the first few days after in-office bleaching. You should avoid smoking and avoid staining foods (such as aubergines).
If you want to see quick results, in-office bleaching is the ideal method. We offer this method in our Dental Studios in Zurich. You will receive professional advice and care from our dental hygienists. You can find out more about dental hygiene in this article.
If regular teeth whitening does not achieve the desired effect, which can be the case especially after root canal treatment or with dead teeth, internal bleaching provides a remedy. In a multi-stage process, your dentist lightens the affected tooth from the inside.
A highly concentrated bleaching agent acts on the dentin. Only when your desired degree of whitening has been achieved does the dentist permanently close the crown of the tooth again.
Internal bleaching is performed by your dentist. This treatment is also called walk-in bleaching because after a session you can go about your daily routine while the solution takes effect in the tooth.
After each session, it takes three to five days for the results to become visible.
Teeth whitening at home comes in two varieties: With a tooth tray from the dentist or with teeth whitening products, also called over-the-counter whiteners.
With the first option, you can have your dentist make a customised mouthguard for you. The dentist will explain exactly how to use it.
There are splints that you wear overnight and splints that you wear for a few hours during the day. This method is easy but requires a little discipline.
Want super easy whitening without a visit to the dentist? You can also get your Home Kit, which allows you to perform a teeth whitening treatment from home.
In our Alpine-White Bleaching Kit, you will find, among other things:
- A mouthpiece with LED
- Whitening Gel
- Teeth Shade GuideYou should use the kit for 15 minutes a day for 7 days. After three days you can see the first results.
Learn more about how the Whitening Kit works and how effective it is on our website. You can also find our other at-home teeth whitening products, such as the Whitening Toothpaste or our Whitening Strips, both of which are also available for sensitive teeth.