Tooth Whitening (Tooth Bleaching)

When teeth become discoloured, especially when they become darker, there is a lot of time and money that is invested into improving the colour of our teeth.

The way our teeth look is of great importance to many people. About a third of us think that our smile is not white enough to be called an attractive smile.

Although an attractive smile may be perceived by some as not a big issue, studies have confirmed that a whiter smile plays an important role in perceived self-esteem and success.

Examine the patient's oral cavity regarding the presence of dental caries, failed restorations, enamel fissures, recession in cervical areas, gingivitis, periodontal disease and/or other related problems that might be important to be treated before the beginning of the bleaching procedure.

Whiteness HP Blue is a product that gathers the technology of the best bleaching dental systems and the new worldwide dentistry tendencies towards conservative and safety techniques for in-office bleaching procedures.

Whiteness HP Blue is a 20 or 35% hydrogen peroxide gel. Its formulation is based on the precursor Whiteness HP Maxx bleaching system; however changes in the mode of application and in the composition were introduced in order to increase the efficacy of the new material even under low hydrogen peroxide concentration.

Besides the basic formulation of the Whiteness HP Maxx, calcium was also added to the Whiteness HP Blue with the aim to minimize enamel demineralization. A new activator system was included to maximize the performance of the product and eventually a new blue pigment that does not change color throughout the bleaching procedure was also added in order to facilitate the visual control during product application.

Regarding the mode of application, the product does not require any light activation (light curing devices, laser, plasma arc unit, etc.) and the bleaching gel is applied just once in each clinical appointment 40minutes for 35% and 50 minutes for the 20% Whiteness HP Blue.

The product presentation is also new. The amount of gel that is prepared is enough for bleaching both dental arches and its application is done by means of a syringe. To maintain chemical stability and due to the catalytic potential, the product still keeps the thickener and hydrogen peroxide phases separated, being them mixed only prior to the bleaching procedure.