Dental Office Dr.Tino Nyffeler
Viale Stefano Franscini 17
You can contact us in the following languages: Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Tooth whitening / Bleaching
Caffeine, nicotine and wine cam discolour the teeth irreversibly. There are three types of whitening that use the action of acids (hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, natrium perborate, etc.) with concentrations ranging from 8% to 35%. Home Bleaching: the whitening product is applied in special, personalised trays provided by the orthodontist, which are used for 1-2 hours during the day or night, over a period of about 10-14 days. In-office Bleaching: After placing a guard over the gums, the whitening product is applied to the teeth and the whitening action is accelerated by a special light-catalyst. Treatment duration approx. 45 minutes, no. of sessions required 1-2. Walking Bleaching: used only for devitalised teeth that are discoloured, the whitening product is applied inside the tooth and is usually left for one week before it is removed and the tooth is resealed with a dental composite.
When to apply braces?
The most important visit to the orthodontist is at six years old, the age at which the first permanent molars are through and the child’s bite can be assessed. Based on the positioning of the mandible (lower jaw), the maxilla (jawbone) and the position of the teeth (occlusion) it can be determined whether any treatment is required. Using of removable devices and taking advantage of the skeletal and dental growth, the ideal occlusion for the child can be determined. Where further treatment is required at around 12 years of age, this is carried out with fixed devices (brackets)
Correct hygiene and cleaning
With proper teeth cleaning and regular check-ups…