Seeking a natural smile – whitening by using the mixed technique

AUTHORS: Jorge Eustáquio, Illana Pais Tenório and Nicolle Vaz de Almeida Nepomuceno
Jorge Eustáquio- Mestre em Dentística (São Leopoldo Mandic –SP);- Professor dos Cursos de Especialização e Aperfeiçoamento em Dentística (ABO Maceió–AL).Illana Pais Tenório- Mestranda em Dentística (UnG– SP);- Professora dos Cursos de Especialização e Aperfeiçoamento em Dentística (ABO Maceió-AL).Nicolle Vaz de Almeida Nepomuceno- Graduada em Odontologia (Centro Universitário Cesmac/Maceió-AL);- Aluna do Curso de Aperfeiçoamento em Dentística Estética Direta (ABO Maceió-AL).

Female patient, 24.


Slightly yellowish teeth, especially the canines.


Teeth showing relatively light shade, except for canines with shade A3.



Healthy oral condition, without need for intervention prior to whitening. Teeth 13 and 23 showed a more saturated yellow coloring than the other teeth, with a significant difference in tone.



Although the other teeth were already light (shade A1), dental whitening was indicated to homogenize the color of the smile. Initially, one in-office whitening session was done, in combination with two weeks of supervised take-home whitening, followed by one more in-office whitening session.