Whitening teeth pencil
Medicine / / May 19, 2016
- How does a pencil?
- Due to what is happening whitening?
- Proper use pencil
- How to choose a whitening pencil?
- When you can not use?
Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic procedure.Almost all dental offices offer their patients this service.It used to this modern methods such as ultrasonic cleaning, laser whitening, professional mechanical cleaning method «Air-flow».The cost of such procedures is high enough, but the execution sometimes requires several visits to the dentist.
There are ways that allow you to whiten your teeth yourself, and that is not unimportant, at low cost.One of the simplest methods is the use of such special bleaching pencils.
How does a pencil?
Whitening pencils made by different manufacturers can be very different in design, but they all have a similar device and are a small capacity (2.5 - 5 ml) with an applicator.The container is a gel which wets applicator configured as a brush or sponge that will be applied to the surface of teeth.
gel is an aqueous solution of the active substance - urea peroxide in a concentration of 10-15% or 5-10% hydrogen peroxide.The gel composition also includes auxiliary components: stabilizers, fragrances, flavoring agents.
Due to what is happening whitening?
In the process of human activity is changing the color of teeth, they gradually darken and preobretajut yellow hue.This occurs due to accumulation of pigment in tooth tissues, resulting in consumption of tea, coffee, beverage containing colorants, smoking, taking of certain drugs.
whitening effect is due to the decay of the hydrogen peroxide, whereby singlet oxygen is liberated.The oxygen atoms penetrate through the enamel surface of the tooth tissue.Being a very strong oxidant, free oxygen acts on the pigment deposits located under the enamel surface layer of dentin, discoloring them.Since healthy enamel is translucent, the dentin lighting is visually perceived increase in tooth whiteness.
efficacy and safety of whitening will depend on how well used pencil, its quality and the initial condition of the teeth.
Proper use pencil
whitening pencil - a simple procedure that is easily done at home, but still requires certain precautions.Manufacturers recommend the use of a pencil twice a day, morning and evening for two weeks.Before applying the gel you need to rinse your mouth to remove any food residues.After that, the front tooth surface dried with a cloth cover and accurate movements gel.It is important that the composition falling on the mucous membranes (lips, gums and cheek), because it can cause irritation.Then you need a minute "to hold a smile", without closing the lips.
processed only the front surface of the teeth that are visible when smiling.This I-V with teeth on both sides of the upper and lower jaws.During teeth whitening is necessary to refrain from drinking coffee, tea, beverages and tobacco stains.
How to choose a whitening pencil?
Because of the abundance of all kinds of proposals whitening systems available on the Internet, it is difficult to make the right choice.There are many questionable sites that offer to buy their pens to whiten teeth without providing any information about any manufacturer.Cost is usually a very overpriced (starting from 1200 rubles)
most often found products with names bliq (flare), luxury whitepro.In online stores, you can find a whitening pencil, often fictional brand, just a couple of dollars.Well, if such a remedy would simply not effective and will not cause injury.That's why should be chosen from the known positive-established manufacturer specializing in manufacturing products for the professional dentistry.
When you can not use?
Before yourself to whiten your teeth, make sure that this procedure is not contraindicated, it may damage the tooth enamel.The best option is to visit a dentist.Only a physician can properly assess the condition of the teeth, because there are problems that do not appear, and the person of their existence does not know.
Application pencil has the same contraindications as any bleaching using hydrogen peroxide:
- age of 16 years;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- carry briquettes;
- allergic to hydrogen peroxide;
- periodontal disease;
- increased tooth sensitivity.
If not neglect contraindications to bleaching, and comply with the rules of use (well, in accordance with the instructions), the pencils can be considered reasonably safe.
What about the effectiveness of this method?Since all pencils contain bleaching agents (hydrogen peroxide, or urea peroxide), which are used for professional performing the procedure that some effect is quite possible to achieve.Most of the negative reviews of people associated with the mismatch promised by the manufacturer (seller) and the degree of bleaching result.Much less is a complete lack of effect, which is likely due to the acquisition of forgery.
If you want to lighten your teeth by 1-2 tones, it does not save time and money (the average price of high-quality products - 450 rubles), then the whitening pen can be considered a suitable remedy.