Teeth bleaching at home

Teeth bleaching at home is effective and cheaper than „office-bleaching“, however, it requires more time, special attention, effort and patience.

The time you dedicate to bleaching your teeth at home is a minor trifle when compared to the desired result, i. e. perfectly white teeth.

Stages of teeth bleaching at home

Once you decide to go for a domestic teeth bleaching procedure under the supervision of our dentists, the following steps are made:

Increasingly discoloured teeth before bleaching
Increasingly discoloured teeth before bleaching
Teeth after the full bleaching procedure
  • The dentist will evaluate the patients‘ teeth colour and will make dental impressions.
  • Special crowns (also called „caps“) are tailored according to the dental impressions. The crowns are made from an elastic material therefore cause no discomforting sensations.
  • Once the crowns are made and the dentist has evaluated the patient‘s oral care condition, the most suitable bleaching agent is prescribed; these materials are very easy to use as they are thick and don‘t leak from inside the crowns.
  • The bleaching agent can be syringed by the patient himself into the crown and used at his own convenience; the crown with the bleaching agent should be placed on the teeth for approx. 1 to 1,5 hour during the day or about 8 hours at night.
  • The recommended duration for this bleaching technique is 10 to 14 days.
  • The procedure is repeated in 1 to 1,5 years time, in which case the duration of bleaching is 2 times shorter and only necessary to retain the colour of the teeth.
Bleaching caps tailored according to an individual dental impression, along with syringes to inject the bleaching agent
Patients are advised at the dentist‘s office how to apply the bleaching crown and bleach teeth at home

Bleaching agents and duration of bleaching is estimated on an individual basis

Bleaching agents and the duration of their application are prescribed by an experienced dentist who evaluates every single patient‘s:

  • initial tooth coloration before bleaching
  • individual dental condition and resilience to environmental influences,
  • potency of the bleaching agent being used,
  • general health condition of the patient.

We therefore strongly recommend not to engage in home-made bleaching procedures because that way you won‘t be able to guarantee the safety of your teeth. Of particular importance are the so-called „folk methods“, i.e. baking soda with citric acid, as these can damage tooth enamel.

Bleaching agents for use at home