Dental hygienist services
What exactly is a Tooth Spa?
Dental health and hygiene are important to everyone. This is why we recommend taking care of all of your oral needs by visiting the Tooth Spa, in addition to your regular annual check-ups with the dentist.
The Tooth Spa is an excellent solution for anyone who would like to keep their youthful smile for a long time with little effort – all you need to do is visit the Tooth Spa at least once a year, and to follow the advice we give you. However, we would like to point out that the Tooth Spa only suits patients who do not suffer from advanced gum disease or gingivitis, or from the gum infection known as periodontitis. If a patient has been diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontitis, they will first need treatment by a periodontist.
After a visit to the Tooth Spa, your teeth will be perfectly clean, and it will be easier and more convenient to continue with your daily oral hygiene procedures. The oral hygienists from Kliinik 32 – Julia Janpol, Eveli Hark and Krista Aas – will look after you at the Tooth Spa.
How can I make my teeth whiter?
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure. This procedure will make your teeth brighter and remove pigmentation. It can be done at the clinic or at home.
Before whitening, it is important to pay attention to your teeth with fillings, crowns or laminates, as these teeth will not respond to the whitening and will retain their current state. In order to achieve a perfect line of teeth after whitening, it is necessary to replace old fillings, crowns and laminates.
How are teeth whitened at the dental clinic?
Whitening your teeth during a visit to the dental hygienist will take approximately one hour. The doctor will assess the condition of your teeth including:
Carious defects (cavities) that must be repaired before whitening, because during the whitening there is a risk that the whitening gel could enter the cavity and cause sensitivity
Tartar and dental plaque must be removed so that the dental surface is clean and the gel can have an equal impact on all areas.
Once your dental condition has been assessed and your teeth are suitable for whitening, the dental hygienist will clean your teeth using a paste. After that, the dental hygienist will determine your current dental colour to see the difference in the tone after whitening.
Kliinik 32 uses the Zoom lamp and OpalEscence gel for the teeth whitening. First, we will apply a protector along the gum line to prevent the gel from making contact with your gums. In the next step, we will apply the gel to your teeth, and activate it for 15 minutes using the Zoom lamp. This procedure can be repeated 4 times for 15 minutes each during the same visit. However, two applications are usually sufficient for achieving a satisfactory result. At the end of the procedure, the gel is removed from your teeth, and the protector is removed from your gums.
How are teeth whitened using a gel?
Kliinik 32 uses the OpalEscence Boost gel for the purpose of dental whitening. First, we will apply a protector along the gum line to prevent the gel from making contact with your gums. As the next step, we will apply the gel and leave it for 45 minutes. After this time, the gel and the gum protector are removed.
How often can I whiten my teeth?
The effect of the whitening procedure is individual. For example, yellow teeth will respond better than greyish teeth. After the first procedure, the patient can decide if they want to repeat the procedure or if the present result is satisfactory.
As whitening involves a chemical procedure and the gel has to enter different layers of the teeth, it can sometimes cause sensitivity during the procedure or afterwards. This sensitivity will usually subside in a couple of days.
It must be noted that for 24 hours after the whitening procedure, you should not drink black coffee, tea and red wine, nor should you eat foods with a strong pigmentation (chicken curry, beet salad, etc.).
How can I whiten my teeth at home?
In order to apply a whitening product at home, you must first visit a dentist or a dental hygienist to assess the condition of your teeth (for cavities, tartar or dental plaque). Your teeth will be repaired and the tartar as well as the dental plaque removed, when necessary. After this, we will make a mould to produce retainers for your teeth at the dental laboratory. When you receive the retainers, the dental hygienist/dentist will explain how to achieve the most effective and correct whitening result. The level of carbamide peroxide in the dental gel used for whitening at home is 10%.
It is not recommended to apply a dental whitening product for more than 6 days.