Bleaching protection and remineralisation
Long-term protection after bleaching
Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening. The ‘active ingredient' in the whitening product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel and dentine of the teeth and the tooth color is made lighter.
Before the whitening treatment a professional tooth cleaning (PTC) is necessary to evaluate the tooth color and better influence the subsequent brightening treatment on to the tooth.
Why dentcoating after bleaching?
Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment.
These symptoms may subside immediately with DENTCOAT BP.
- Tooth whitening with a low pH value, could roughened the tooth surface. Therefore you should always make sure that only teeth whitening materials are used within a neutral pH range. It is recommended to apply products with fluoride, potassium nitrate or Dentcoat after bleaching.
- By whitening the teeth minerals can be extracted, which can lead to both a demineralization, as well as for temporary reduction of the protein pellicle (protective layer of the tooth) Remineralization is often assisted by special gel or DENTCOATING BP.
- Whitening might not take to teeth with cavities, exposed roots or worn enamel, and such teeth could become more sensitive after the procedure. The same goes for teeth with fillings, crowns and other restorations. DENTCOATING eliminates contamination of your tooth fillings in up to 80% of cases and protects through crystallization.
- Over-whiten the teeth. The result may look bright and shiny, but having the procedure too many times can actually permanently damage teeth. Over-whitening weakens tooth enamel and can produce a translucent look or discoloration that can't be fixed. Protection is possible with crystallization through DENTCOATING .Bleaching typically last from only one to two years.