Whitening in Alicante

The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Alicante

Last fact-checked: 14 March 2020

Book in for teeth whitening in Alicante during your holiday with one of Dental Departures’ quality-checked dentists. After less than two hours at the clinic, you’ll step out the door with renewed confidence and a bright, white smile, ready to show off to the world.

There’s no doubt that a nice smile is one of the first things people notice . Being self-conscious about yours can have a detrimental effect on how you are perceived by others, particularly if you cover your mouth when you smile or avoid smiling altogether.

Teeth whitening is an easy way to achieve a better-looking smile—and one of the benefits is that it gives you a more youthful appearance (as we tend to associate white teeth with the young).

Dentists offer safe and effective teeth whitening treatment, which can either be carried out in the dental clinic using a laser or at home with custom-made whitening kits. Laser teeth whitening is the most effective, but the at-home kits offer better results than any of the over-the-counter products available at the chemist.

Why Is Laser Teeth Whitening a Good Treatment for Dental Tourists?

  1. It’s Quick : Your new white smile takes less than two hours—leaving you plenty of time to enjoy your holiday.
  1. It Provides Dramatic Results : Laser teeth whitening achieves noticeable results with teeth that can be whitened by up to 14 shades.
  1. It’s Painless : The treatment is painless, although you may experience some teeth sensitivity for a day or two after the procedure.
  1. It Costs Less in Alicante : You won’t make huge savings in Alicante on laser teeth whitening but you will make some—giving you more money in your pocket to spend on holiday. Thus, this treatment is ideal to have done if you are already planning a trip to this southern region of Spain; going specifically for teeth whitening simply wouldn’t make sense (unless, perhaps, you are combining it with major dental work).

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Alicante? 

Laser teeth whitening prices in Alicante are shown in the table below:

 

UK £

EUR €

US $

CAN $

AUS $

Laser Teeth whitening price at home

387

462

496

669

667

Laser Teeth whitening price in Alicante

298

348

393

528

555

What Is the Process for Teeth Whitening? 

The dentist will examine your mouth to ensure you are a suitable candidate for whitening treatments. You will need a clean bill of dental health, with no active gum disease or tooth decay.

While teeth whitening has become extremely common, there is a tendency to forget it is, after all, a medical procedure, and should be treated as such. Teeth whitening may cause permanent damage if overused or if safety requirements aren’t met. This could have severe consequences, including permanent gum or teeth sensitivity, which no shade of white can ever justify.

Another issue to consider is whether teeth whitening is the best course of treatment for your particular circumstances. If antibiotics have caused staining on your teeth , whitening procedures will no effect as the staining is inside the teeth, rather than on the surface. In this case, your only real option for whiter teeth is dental veneers .

As with any medical procedure, it’s worth checking out the facts about teeth whitening for yourself before you commit to the procedure.

Procedure for Laser Teeth Whitening: Laser teeth whitening is carried out in your dentist’s office with systems like BriteSmile®, Zoom!® or other systems. While there is little difference in the quality of the results, the application procedure tends to vary with each system (although each one still takes between one and two hours to complete).

In all cases, the dentist will need to clean your teeth thoroughly before the teeth whitening procedure commences. A rubber dam is then placed around the teeth to protect the soft tissues of your mouth from the bleaching gel. Your eyes will also be protected from the laser beam with goggles. The dentist will also compare the shade of your teeth with a shade chart so you can see the difference before the treatment commences, and the result at the end.

Next, the whitening gel is applied to the teeth and the laser directed at your teeth to activate the bleaching agents. It is at this point that the different systems may in terms of the method. Some require the gel to be left on the teeth for 15 minutes, removed and then reapplied several times. Others require just one application of the gel that’s left on the teeth for 45 minutes. After the necessary applications are complete, the dentist will clean your teeth again to remove all traces of the gel. Finally, the shade chart will be used again to demonstrate how many shades lighter your teeth have become.

At-Home whitening kits: At-home whitening kits require impressions of your teeth to be made by your dentist which are sent to a laboratory where trays are made to fit over your teeth. These will hold the whitening gel.

You will need to return to the dentist to pick up the trays and the gel. Your dentist will check they fit and demonstrate how they are to be used. Typically, you place the gel in the trays and wear them overnight while you sleep, removing them in the morning and cleaning the trays and your teeth thoroughly to remove the gel. The treatment is usually for two weeks, or until you are happy with the whitening result. The beauty of this treatment is that you can get more gel from your dentist at home to top-up the whitening effects from time-to-time.

Can I Trust the Quality of the Whitening Treatments in Alicante?

Yes. Spain is a member state of the European Union and follows Europe-wide regulations on safety and hygiene.

As for the quality of dental care, Spain’s dentists are well-trained and highly-skilled, but it is always worth your while to spend some time researching the dental providers you are considering going to.

Dental Departures makes this whole process easier as all the dental providers listed on our site have been pre-screened by us. We check a number of different criteria, including onsite visits, legal/malpractice records, dentist qualifications, professional memberships and patient reviews. Our listings also include prices, clinic photos and location maps giving you all the information you need to choose your dentist with confidence.

Some of our popular clinics in Alicante where you can get teeth whitening include:

Appadent Dental Care

Gardents

Clinica Dental Integral Dr Bruno Negri

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Booking Teeth Whitening in Alicante: 

Contact Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team to find out more about teeth whitening in Alicante, obtain a quote or book your appointment quickly and conveniently right here online to start saving up to 70% on your new smile!

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