We paid a visit to the G&M Dental Medicine Clinic to see live two whitening treatments and get to know first hand the phases of the treatment, the best tricks, the products they use, and the most frequent doubts of the patients.… We have compiled the best practices and suggestions of Dr. Federico Gigliotti and hygienist Claudia Pineda in these videos!
Preparing the patient before treatment
Both agree that good patient support is required in order to gain the patient's trust. Dr. Gigliotti emphasizes that this procedure does not result in real damage to the enamel, but that the sensitivity symptoms are temporary. On her part, Pineda emphasizes the importance of generating empathy to make the patient feel calm.
General hygiene and isolation of the mucosa
Before applying teeth whitening it is important to perform a professional teeth cleaning to remove any type of bacterial plaque. It is recommended that no more than 6 months have passed since the last cleaning. Once the teeth are clean, the mucous membrane is prepared.
Chemicals used for bleaching may cause itching or burning when they come in contact with the mucosa or gum. To avoid this sensitivity and cause harm to the patient, it is very important to isolate the mucosa. Claudia Pineda explains that it is essential to apply the products against sensitivity, using a good paste or gel.
Recommendations for a professional teeth whitening
How to we choose the right whitening product?
The clinic's experts mention that when choosing products for teeth whitening, the following factors must be taken into consideration:
- 16% peroxide
- desensitizing component
- Easy to handle: mixture already incorporated in the syringe
- Gingival barrier with good viscosity
The product that they used in the clinic G&M Dental Medicine corresponds to the whitenings
Opalescence Boost 40% by Ultradent. Helps to reduce treatment times in clinic and is available in a patient kit or individual syringes
Possible discomforts during treatment
When a whitener with the above characteristics is chosen, the level of sensitivity decreases, which is the cause of an itching or burning sensation. Dr. Gigliotti emphasizes that the patient should not close the mouth, to prevent the product from being diluted. A good practice is to use a mouth opener and constantly supervise the patient.
Recommendations for your patients after treatment
In order to obtain the best results from the treatment applied in a clinic or at home, it is extremely important that you have the following care for at least the next 48 hours until 1 week after the appointment.
- Avoid extreme temperatures in food
- Avoid food or drink that stains
- Do not eat citrus
- Do not drink caffeine
- Do not smoke
- Brush your teeth after every meal
- Use dental floss
We hope you enjoyed these recommendations as much as we did and we thank the G&M Dental Medicine clinic for opening their doors to us. It has been a real pleasure collaborating with them!