Frequently Asked Questions - Dental Brothers

Frequently Asked Questions

What does your whitening gel consist of?

The main ingredients of our whitening gel are sodium hydrogen carbonate, glycerol, carrageenan powder, xylitol, sorbitol, menthol oil, cranberry oil, aloe vera gel, chamomile extract, cocamidopropyl betaine.

What kind of technology do you use for teeth whitening?

We brought our technology to Slovakia from the US. We have had it tested and it meets the highest standards set by the European Union. Whitening takes place in special chairs (egg pods) that are comfortable and intimate. First you clean your teeth with a menthol fingertip brush and right before the whitening process we apply a protective cream to your teeth, lips and gums. We put a sufficient amount of the gel into the mouthpiece and insert it in your mouth. Then you can just sit back comfortably and enjoy the whitening treatment while a UV LED light is beamed on the mouthpiece.

How often should the process of teeth whitening be repeated?

We recommend teeth whitening to be repeated every 4 months. In case you follow all our recommendations and have healthy lifestyle, your visit is not required any sooner than in four months. However, if you want to achieve better results, you can visit us more often.

Can I undergo teeth whitening in case I have tooth decay?

There is no proven influence of tooth decay on the results of teeth whitening, which means you can still visit us. Teeth whitening is not recommended to pregnant women or people with a weakened immune system, dehydrated people, those suffering from a herpes, mouth ulcers or mouth injury.

Can a pregnant woman undergo teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is not recommended to pregnant women or people with a weakened immune system, dehydrated people, those suffering from a herpes, mouth ulcers or mouth injury.

Is it possible to have the whitening procedure carried out on a tooth replacement such as a crown or a bridge?

Every dental replacement produced in a dental laboratory already has its own colour that your dentist had chosen for you. So it is unrealistic to expect any change in the colour of your dental replacement. In this case, however, it is possible to properly and professionally clean the dental replacement to remove all food and drink stains with airflow and dental hygiene tools. Therefore, we recommend you visit Premium dental hygiene service.

Why do our teeth lose their whiteness?

Because of tooth pigment, which changes with your lifestyle. If you like food and drinks containing a lot of pigments (e.g. coffee, tea, beetroot, ketchup, etc.), your teeth turn slightly yellow. Smoking and taking too much medication make the matters even worse. Your oral care and age are the other important factors.

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Our teeth whitening procedure is nature-based. All the ingredients included in the whitening gels we use had undergone toxicity testing. Therefore there is no risk and no side effects.

How does our whitening gel work?

During the process of teeth whitening, all the organic layers in tooth enamel are depigmented. The active substances contained in the whitening gel are activated through a special LED lamp. The layers in your tooth enamel are whitened one by one – first its surface, then other pigment layers.

Do I need to make an appointment if I want to visit you?

If you want to be 100% sure we will be able to examine you, it is recommended to make an appointment. In case there is a free dental chair at the time you come, you will not need to make a reservation.

What actually is dental hygiene?

Dental hygiene is an effective method of treatment and prevention used in modern stomatology. This method helps people maintain their own teeth during whole life. The method is one of the cheapest and most effective forms of prevention of oral diseases.

What is the aim of dental hygiene?

It aims to prevent the damage of hard dental tissues – development of tooth decay, periodontium inflammation and gums inflammation. It also aims to maintain the hard and soft tissues treatment outcome.

The development of hard and soft tissues diseases is usually caused by plaque. Apart from tooth decay, plaque is a common cause of periodontium inflammation. Bacteria survive in the plaque unless it is removed regularly – the bacteria thus can cause gums inflammation and tooth decay.

Why is dental hygiene so important?

Dental hygiene is one of the best forms of prevention from different dental diseases. Regular dental hygiene and right oral care can prevent the development of tartar, reduce the risk of development of periodontitis or tooth decay.

Who is dental hygiene not recommended to?

Dental hygiene is not suitable for people suffering from a herpes, mouth ulcers or mouth injury.

Can I undergo teeth whitening in case I have periodontitis?

Dental hygiene is the best form of periodontitis prevention and it can also bring a significant improvement of the disease situation. After a consultation, the patients suffering from periodontitis should undergo dental hygiene regularly, in frequent intervals.

What are the steps taken during dental hygiene?

Our procedure consists of several steps:

  1. Dental hygienist examines your teeth and oral cavity.
  2. Your teeth will be cleaned using ultrasound, operating on the principle of vibration at a certain frequency.
  3. The next step includes a detail teeth cleaning. Using various hand tools, the dental hygienist is able to reach the parts of the teeth you can not normally reach using only toothbrush.
  4. In the following step the teeth are polished using special toothpastes. If necessary, airflow procedure is carried out. The airflow tool works on the basis of water and air sprayed onto your teeth under a certain pressure using a special powder. The procedure polishes your teeth and removes all the plaque caused by coffee, tea, wine or cigarettes.
  5. The fifth step includes fluoride application. A special gel containing nutritional substances is applied all over your teeth.
  6. Finally, the dental hygienist instructs the patient in at-home dental care and shows him the right tools he/she should use.

How often is it recommended to visit a dental hygiene professional?

It all depends on the state of the patient’s oral cavity. If you take a regular care of your teeth, once every 6 months is enough. Those who do not take a proper care of their teeth, smoke or drink too much coffee should visit us more often.

How to clean your tongue properly?

Tongue cleaning is not as complicated as it may seem initially.

If you follow these basic rules, you will easily prevent many health or aesthetic issues:
1. Clean your teeth using toothbrush and dental floss regularly.
2. While cleaning your tongue, gently brush it using toothbrush or tongue cleaner from the back to the front.
3. Do not use too much pressure – you should not feel any pain while tongue cleaning.

Is it beneficial for children to visit a dental hygiene professional?

The aim of dental hygiene for children is to instruct the children in the proper way of tooth cleaning. You do not have to be afraid that the procedure will be uncomfortable or painful for your child. On the contrary, your child will first come into contact with a dentist undergoing a procedure that is not painful at all. The actual dental hygiene should first be carried out three years after the full permanent dentition.

Do I need to make an appointment if I want to visit you?

If you want to be 100% sure we will be able to examine you, it is recommended to make an appointment. In case there is a free dental chair at the time you come, you will not need to make a reservation.