Dental whitening

Everyone wants a beautiful smile, but not everyone has naturally white teeth. For some, the whiteness of the teeth has decreased naturally with age, while others have less white teeth from the start. Others have discoloured teeth because of external reasons such as their medication or their diet.

Dental whitening has become a very popular method throughout the world to aesthetically improve the appearance of the teeth. Today, the method is considered well documented with very few side effects, and is thought to be one of the most price-worthy products in cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth whitening at Akademikliniken is done in two ways, either using home teeth-whitening trays or whitening by a dentist using the BrilliantSmile-method. The main ingredient in both is peroxide, which penetrates the teeth and oxidizes the substances which have caused the discolouration.
 


BrilliantSmile

Nowadays, most people can significantly improve the colour of their teeth using a safe, quick and cost-effective method called BrilliantSmile. With the help of harmless plasma light and a gentle gel, you teeth can be whitened seven shades lighter according to the VitaPan / VitaClassics scale. Only one treatment lasting around 60 minutes is needed for noticeably whiter teeth that last for years.

The method doesn’t normally cause shooting pains or any other pain and will not harm or change your gums, teeth or dental enamel. This is because we use market-leading mild substances in combination with well-balanced plasma light. Staff working with BrilliantSmile have all had special training and are accredited users.

BrilliantSmile has, for the third year in a row, appointed Akademikliniken Öresund’s registered dental technician Kent Möller ”Tooth whitener of the year” because of his excellent whitening results. Kent has been able to whiten teeth up to 18 shades lighter for his patients.

The treatment itself is automated in order to avoid manual errors. As opposed to other methods, patients treated with BrilliantSmile usually don’t need subsequent treatments. All teeth are treated at the same time during three 20-minute treatment periods.

The treatment is started by polishing the teeth. Afterwards, a peroxide gel, activated by plasma light, is applied to the teeth. During the treatment, the gel is replaced three times. The frequency of the activating plasma light is around 400-490 Nm and entirely free from UV rays and infrared light. The treatment is entirely safe and has no side effects.

The final result can be seen after two-six weeks when the colour of the teeth has stabilized. Total treatment time is hard to predict and the end result depends on individual circumstances.

If you have any further questions or thoughts about our treatments, please visit the faqs forum or contact our patient advisor. 

 

Home tooth-whitening
Home tooth-whitening trays contain a 15% carbamide peroxide solution which transforms to five percent peroxide. The tray should be worn for at least four hours to gain maximum effect. We therefore recommend the patient to wear the tray at night in order to get the most out of it. The treatment should be repeated daily during five to ten days, depending on the previous discolouration of the teeth and the desired final result.


The final result can be seen after two-six weeks when the colour of the teeth has stabilized. Total treatment time is hard to predict and the end result depends on individual circumstances.