Fewer side effects of teeth whitening at home

21. april 2010  
Filed in News

A new study shows that about half of the patients that are getting bleached teeth, are experiencing side effects bl.a. in the form of aching in the teeth and irritated gums. In the study followed 171 people through an tandblegningsprocedure and in a follow-up of 9-10 months. Approx. half of the subjects received side effects of tooth whitening, and of them had 3 % of the hjemmeblegede patients long-lasting aching, while 7 % of the klinikblegede had long-lasting aching, writes Tandlægebladet.
The study was carried out in collaboration between NIOM, The dental faculty in Oslo, The Faculty of Health sciences in Copenhagen and the Institution of odontology in Gothenburg.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 5 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

Are the teeth more susceptible to misfarning after a bleaching?

13. april 2010  
Filed in Cosmetic dentistry

Question:

Hi,

I'm considering getting bleached my teeth (Beyond the teeth) by a dentist.
It can be harmful for the enamel? are the teeth more
susceptible to misfarning of coffee, tea, red wine etc...?
and is it something you would advise against?

Vh.

Peter
(42 years)

Answer:

Dear Peter,

You can easily whiten your teeth. You should know that right after a bleaching, then your teeth more susceptible to dyes in food and drinks, but only for a limited time. It is not harmful to the the teeth to get them bleached a couple of times.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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You can complain about a teeth whitening?

30. march 2010  
Filed in Complaints, Cosmetic dentistry

Question:

I have been to the dentist and have made a “teeth whitening”. Since the dentist had done it all ready and had put the light on he said that I just needed to say to if it started to hurt. After approx. 5 min with the lights on it starts to do really hurt my teeth and it freezes. Since the dentist was just slipped to the other patients and had closed the door, I could lie and cry as much as I would without the help. (as much as one can be with such a thing in the mouth). Then when there finally comes a they find out that the plastic thing that they had put in my mouth was not connected properly so gelén had come out of my lips which did rather hurt. They were going to have to remove everything and stop the bleaching. Now my teeth clearly spotted and I still have pain (aching) and I'm very sorry. I do not think that I have received a fair treatment – in addition, my teeth terrible.

What should I do – can I make a complaint?

Anonymous

Answer:

Dear user,

You can always complain about a dental treatment and/or dentist.

You can read more about it to complain about a dentist or treatment here: Complaint about dental treatment or dentist

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Complaint about teeth whitening

8. October 2009  
Filed in Complaints, Cosmetic dentistry

Question:

Hello

I have a couple of days ago got my top 6 front teeth bleached at my dentist. My one incisor is a slightly darker than the other, when it in order to use my dentist's words, is “the sand” after a blow from mælketanden blurted out when I was about. 3 years old. During the whitening was the first for themselves, with a product which was smeared on in 1 – 1½ mm layer thickness and then it should be stirred around with a kind of spatula (made dentist) in 10 min, then got all 6 front teeth the place in 10 min. Right after the treatment I could see a bit of difference, but already after 4 -5 hours, I think that I was back at the starting point, and could/can be no difference, see. My dentist has not yet received payment, then she would switch plastic fillings. But it is not necessary to get switched plastic fillings when I can't see farveforskellen longer. My question is whether it can be right that I need to pay a few thousand kr for no difference or whether I can complaint or the like?

Vh Mette

Answer:

Dear Mette,

I think you should talk with your dentist about what you think. It is hard for me to comment on such a specific question, when I do not know how the starting point was and how it looks today. I do not believe that you will get something out of that complaint, as your dentist immediately not have made a wrong treatment.

Even if you complain about the treatment, you should be aware that you do not let to pay the bill. So immediately I would suggest that you find a solution together with your dentist.

You can read more about complaints against dentists here

Useful contact information in connection with a possibly. complaint you will find here

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dear Jane,

It suggests that it is kæbeleddet in the right side that bothers you. Talk to your dentist about it. He can also rule out whether it comes from the teeth or the muscles.

Yellow teeth with age

29. June 2009  
Filed in Cosmetic dentistry

Question:

I am a man of 43 years old, and is the last few years, started to get yellow teeth. I don't smoke and drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day.

My wife has recommended me to buy a tandblegningssæt for 499 crowns. But I do not feel comfortable with the process myself.

What do you recommend I should do to get whiter teeth?

Answer:

Dear Peder

It is quite natural that the teeth become gulere with age. It may partly be due to the coffee, but it can easily be removed by the annual teeth cleaning at the dentist or the hygienist. I think it would be a good idea to get your teeth assessed by a dentist before they are bleached. Also seems that it is much better to get them bleached professionally, than to begin to experiment yourself.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Damage teeth whitening the enamel and what is the cost of a teeth whitening?

Question:

Is it possible to get done the teeth a few shades whiter without damaging the enamel?
And is it a treatment offered by dentists, and what is the cost of such a treatment?

With kind regards, Marie

Answer:

Dear Marie

You can whiten your teeth a few times without damage to the enamel. However, it is best to get whitened teeth in a dentist, for the best possible to avoid damage by the bleaching.

There are a few things you should take into account before one can give a definite price on bleaching, and it also varies from dentist to dentist. But you must reckon with approx. 2.500-3.000 dkk. for the actual whitening. If you have old plastic fillings in front teeth need to these evs. be changed in the field, as they do not whiten along with the teeth. So is the treatment the more expensive.

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Dentist Joan Olsen

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