Dentist Bleaching Mainz

Brilliant white teeth through professional bleaching


Aesthetic dentistry – white teeth & a radiant smile

Over the years, teeth discolouration can occur due to the consumption of coffee, tea, cigarettes, red wine, cola, certain spices, but also due to the intake of medication (antibiotics, iron preparations, rinses with chlorhexidine) or other factors. The colouring substances are deposited in the tooth enamel, or the tooth colour changes from the inside out. Darker teeth and yellow teeth are the result.

Simply brushing your teeth will not help to restore your natural tooth colour. In order to regain your fresh smile with naturally bright teeth, various gentle bleaching procedures are available, which you can have performed at your dentist in Mainz.

During tooth bleaching, your dentist applies hydrogen peroxide to the tooth (external bleaching) or fills it into the tooth (internal bleaching). The peroxides easily penetrate the dentin and enamel thanks to their low molecular weight. In this way, the process of bleaching breaks down the offending pigments and lightens your teeth.

Before bleaching, the teeth must be subjected to professional dental cleaning (PDC) to remove accumulated plaque and discolouration of the tooth surface in advance. This is the only way to achieve an optimal result for your bleaching. After a bleaching at your dentist from Mainz, you will not only have healthy teeth, but also a radiant smile.

Please bear in mind: tooth bleaching is only possible on natural teeth. Dental fillings and dentures such as dental bridges and dental crowns remain unaffected by the effects of tooth whitening. Colour matching between natural and artificial teeth is achievable in principle.


Our bleaching methods

External or in-office bleaching

External bleaching, also known as in-office bleaching or office bleaching, is performed in our dental surgery. The bleaching agent is applied to your teeth by us in our surgery during a professional tooth whitening. If desired, this procedure can be repeated several times until the desired shade is achieved – for your white smile.

Home bleaching

With a custom-made bleaching tray and a special bleaching gel, you can whiten your teeth yourself at home. In our surgery, we will show you how to use the tray and the bleaching gel correctly and offer you regular medical check-ups after your home bleaching.

Internal bleaching

Internal bleaching or the walking bleach technique is used to whiten root-treated teeth that have darkened over time. In this case, your dentist will put bleaching agent into the tooth in our surgery and remove it after a few days. If the desired result has not yet been achieved, this procedure can be repeated.

"Professionally performed teeth whitening does not harm the teeth and therefore represents a harmless aesthetic dental treatment."

Case study from our practice in Mainz

Bleaching treatment

Left: After picture
Right: Before picture

In this way, you contribute to the bleaching effect on a daily basis:

  • Thorough dental care

    To keep your teeth healthy, bright and clean, you should brush your teeth twice a day. Additional care with dental floss and interdental brushes prevents deposits and gum inflammation.
  • Oral hygiene

    To avoid renewed discolouration after bleaching, your dentist recommends that you maintain comprehensive oral hygiene.
  • Professional teeth cleaning

    Professional teeth cleaning at your dentist plays an important role in general dental care. Keep these appointments with your dentist for healthy, white teeth.

  • Avoid staining foods

    To ensure that the effects of professional teeth whitening are maintained for a particularly long time, you should reduce or avoid eating foods that have a strong colouring effect.


How long the effect of your white teeth lasts depends, among other things, on the bleaching system used, your personal lifestyle and eating habits, and your oral care at home. Colour pigments from coffee, red wine, tea or nicotine, for example, can lead to renewed teeth discolouration. 

However, the effect of whitening usually lasts for one to two years or longer. If necessary, a bleaching treatment can be repeated. You will receive a concrete assessment of the expected result during a personal consultation with your dentist. For long-lasting and better results, we recommend refresher treatments with varnishes, gels or bleaching strips, as well as regular professional teeth cleaning.

A professionally performed tooth whitening by your dentist does not damage the enamel or the natural teeth and is therefore a harmless aesthetic dental treatment.

The bleaching treatment itself is painless. However, gum irritation or a hypersensitivity reaction of the teeth may occur during or immediately after the treatment. Contact with the bleaching agent can irritate the gums. In turn, your teeth may show a sensitive reaction to heat and cold for a short time. However, this discomfort is easily resolved by taking a fluoride solution within a few days.

We do not perform bleaching during pregnancy as the gums have more blood supply and become looser due to increased hormone levels. This makes them much more sensitive and they can quickly be harmed during bleaching. 

There is also an age limit. We require a minimum age of 16 years for a bleaching treatment, as the tooth enamel is not yet properly mature before this age.

It should also be noted that fillings and crowns cannot be whitened as well.

Tooth whitening is also not advisable for people with the following problems:

  • Numerous fillings
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Cracked enamel
  • Braces
  • Superficial dental nerves

As bleaching – whether home bleaching or external bleaching at our surgery – is a purely cosmetic treatment, statutory health insurance does not cover the costs of tooth bleaching. The costs for bleaching can vary depending on the method and complexity. Talk to your dentist in Mainz in advance about the various options and the costs involved.

With the aid of bleaching, your natural tooth colour can be lightened by two or three colour grades. Before treatment, your dentist will measure the original colour of your teeth using standardised colour scales. However, the result of a bleaching should not be more than a maximum of three colour grades lighter, as otherwise your white teeth will no longer appear naturally white but artificial.

The effects of teeth whitening vary from patient to patient, as everyone has a different genetically determined original colour. Consult your dentist for a natural result.

There are numerous bleaching products available in pharmacies or chemist’s shops that promise easy tooth whitening. According to European regulations, they belong to the category of oral care products sold over the counter. Therefore, they may only contain or release a proportion of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. This small amount is not enough to bleach the teeth, which is why discolouration remains and teeth are not whitened. In addition, independent bleaching with bleaching products from the chemist’s or pharmacy is not entirely harmless. Existing dental diseases remain undetected and, in a worst-case scenario, may even be aggravated. If you would like to have your teeth whitened, you should always consult your dentist first.

As we age, our enamel becomes more and more worn away, allowing the darker dentin underneath to show through. In this case, tooth whitening does not help, but veneers do. These thin ceramic shells are placed on the tooth, conjure up a radiant smile and replace the missing enamel. Bleaching is recommended for younger patients.

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