Teeth Whitening Treatment in Addis Ababa

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Teeth Whitening

Looking for teeth whitening treatment in Addis Ababa for yellowed or stained teeth ? We can help. At Addis Ababa Dental Clinic, we offer professional, safe and effective teeth whitening treatments tailored for various types of dentition.

Teeth whitening price in Ethiopia 

From low cost to in-office teeth whitening treatments, you will find teeth whitening price in Ethiopia from 3.000Br to 15.000Br. In-office teeth whitening price usually starts above 5.000Br

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You can call now on +251 988447778 or fill an appointment request form online to schedule a teeth whitening procedure.

What makes your teeth stained or discolored ?

Structural components such as the enamel and the dentine are the main responsible of teeth’s natural color also called tooth shade.

A tooth becomes stained or discolored when an intrinsic or extrinsic stain factor affects at least one of these components, the dental tissues, the dentine color and properties or directly the dentition. 

Among those factors who can affect the light reflection and light absorption properties of your teeth and can darken their color, we can cite:

  • Teeth wear due to aging 
  • Poor teeth brushing habits
  • Dental plaque, dental cavities and caries(tooth decay)
  • Tar contained in tobacco products
  • Tannin contained in coffee, tea, dark cola and wine
  • Metallic compounds from  medication and foods like curry and tomato based sauces

How does the teeth whitening procedure work ?

Dental whitening procedure mainly involves the usage of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as the active bleaching ingredient and oxidizer.

It is the main component of teeth whitening gels, strips, rinses and toothpastes.

Once it diffuses into the teeth, the hydrogen peroxide’s chemical compounds attach to the organic pigment(colored) molecules of the teeth and then produce the whitening effect.

Types of teeth whitening treatments

1. In office teeth whitening

Considered as the safest because, prior to starting your treatment, the dental hygienist will determine :

  • Your oral health and dental history
  • Sometimes do an oral radiography to make sure you do not have any dental disease or infection that’s causing the staining and
  • If you had a teeth restoration operation before, the dental professional will also check their placement and condition.

After and only after that, if you’re eligible, the teeth whitening dentist will proceed with one of these painless advanced teeth whitening methods :

a. Light-accelerated bleaching or Philips Zoom teeth whitening

Also called by some patients instant laser teeth whitening. It is a quick and healthy teeth whitening method that gives results the same day. Watch this video to see how it works.

b. Internal Whitening

Apart from this method, patients that had an endodontics treatment (root canal treatment) in the past may need another dental bleaching procedure(internal bleaching) due to the nature of their previous oral infection for which, zoom whitening may not be the best teeth whitening option. The dental aesthetics specialist will take time to explain everything if that’s the case.

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2. At home teeth whitening

At home teeth whitening methods are products prescribed by your dentist or sold on the market without prescription which are intended to lighten the color of teeth fast or maintain a dentition bright color.

a. Professional Tray-based teeth whitening

For this procedure, the dentist will make you a custom-made tray that you’ll be filling with a tooth bleaching gel (that he/she will also give you) and wearing it overnight or for two to four hours during daytime. The treatment’s effectiveness can be noticed within three to five days of application and often last for two weeks.

b. Natural at home teeth whitening method using baking soda

The simplest and safest natural way to bring your teeth from yellow to white is by using baking soda to brush your teeth.

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Here is how you do it :

  • Before brushing your teeth with toothpaste, wet your toothbrush
  • Dip it into some baking soda and brush your teeth with it for 2-3 minutes
  • When you finish, rinse your mouth correctly with cold water
  • Then take your toothpaste, apply some on your toothbrush and brush your teeth as usual.

Keep doing this once a day, three to four times a week, and you will start to notice in a few times that your teeth are becoming more and more white.

3. What about teeth bleaching products available on the market ?

Even though at home products from teeth whitening clinics are the best one because they are prescribed based on evidence and dental history, people lately started to go for the cheap, low quality and sometimes dangerous alternatives available on the market. 

Unfortunately, sometimes they search for teeth whitening near me on Google and end up buying cosmetic teeth whitening products with inadequate composition for their natural dental composition, too aggressive for their gums or their teeth and which may eventually go beyond the tooth whitening endpoint and lead to over bleaching.

Among these at home teeth cleaning and whitening products, we can mention : 

  • Teeth whitening emulsions
  • Some plastic whitening strips and teeth stain removers like gels
  • Whitening rinse and toothpaste
  • And some market tray based yellow teeth cleaning products

If you really are looking for the best way to whiten your teeth safely without spending too much, use baking soda or ask advice from a teeth whitening specialist.

The best teeth whitening treatments for your type of teeth and your lifestyle

1. Teeth whitening for sensitive teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, please don’t worsen your case with some obscure treatment on the market.

Talk to a dental professional for a custom and personalized treatment. Nanoparticle catalysts used to lower incidence of tooth hypersensitivity and also composite resin and porcelain veneers, considered as permanent teeth whitening methods, can be used instead of a chemical treatment.

2. Teeth whitening for smokers

If eligible, choose a zoom teeth whitening service. At home treatments like tray based and baking soda are also effective.

Good habits for smokers to keep their teeth clean and white :

  • Brush your teeth for 2-5 minutes or rinse your mouth correctly after smoking
  • Use baking soda once a day and toothpaste at least twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • It is best to avoid smoking 24 hours after a teeth whitening appointment
  • Go to a dentist at least twice a year for checkup and maintenance treatment

3. Teeth whitening with braces

We do not advise you to start a whitening treatment when wearing teeth braces because “ the areas covered by gingiva or touching other teeth will not receive the bleaching agent as the other areas will. The risk of stains and irregularities in color and surface after brackets removal is high, and the cost-benefit relationship is not worthy in normal cases.¹

It is better to do it after the braces are removed. However, one thing you can do to keep your teeth clean and as white as possible when wearing braces is to brush at least twice a day. Using an electric toothbrush can also be effective to remove stains caused by food and drinks.

4. Teeth whitening for crowns and veneers

Porcelain crowns and veneers can be whitened only by professional teeth whitening through polishing and done by the dentist. Normal teeth bleaching methods like strips and gels do not work effectively on prosthetics. If you live in Ethiopia and want your crowns or veneers to get brighter, consult a dentist in Addis Ababa to see which options you have.

5. Teeth whitening with fillings

As for dental crowns and veneers, traditional teeth whitening surgery, methods and products are nor effective on dental fillings. If you need to remove yellow stains on your teeth when having fillings, please consult a dentist for advice.

Click here to book online an appointment for a teeth bleaching treatment with our dental whitening professionals

Sources : (1) : Clarifications, guidelines and questions about the dental bleaching “associated” with orthodontic treatment by Alberto Consolaro | Renata Bianco Consolaro | Leda Francischone
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