At home vital teeth bleaching: how to optimize a safe and stable result

Faced with the evolution of modern society which attaches great importance to aesthetics and appearance, as well as the media coverage of the criteria of the «beautiful smile», the demand to have «white teeth» has increased in recent years. Faced with the evolution of modern society which attaches great importance to aesthetics and appearance, as well as the media coverage of the criteria of the «beautiful smile», the demand to have «white teeth» has increased in recent years. Over time, various strategies have been used to recover the natural color of the tooth, one of which, vital teeth bleaching is the most effective and cautious treatment procedure. Several whitening systems have been described that can be split into two different categories: in-office and at-home whitening systems. The present article aims to address, through a case report, the interests of at home technique in the treatment of extrinsic teeth dyschromia and to discuss the side effects of this treatment, as well as the precautions to be taken to avoid these undesirable effects and to ensure the stability of the outcome over time.Over time, various strategies have been used to recover the natural color of the tooth, one of which, vital teeth bleaching is the most effective and cautious treatment procedure. Several whitening systems have been described that can be split into two different categories: in-office and at-home whitening systems. The present article aims to address, through a case report, the interests of at home technique in the treatment of extrinsic teeth dyschromia and to discuss the side effects of this treatment, as well as the precautions to be taken to avoid these undesirable effects and to ensure the stability of the outcome over time.