Before the whitening treatment begins, several steps have to be followed. First, the doctor must assess if the patient is the right candidate for this procedure. The teeth must then be thoroughly cleaned using several procedures: scaling, professional brushing, air-flow.
The whitening procedure in itself is easy and does not create discomfort for the patient. The lips are pulled back with the help of a lip retractor. The gums are carefully protected by a special substance that is applied on them before the doctor administers the famous peroxide-based whitening gel. After applying the gel, the lamp is positioned so that the light it emits falls on the teeth, thus intensifying the whitening effect of the gel.