Tooth whitening is a safe and effective approach to brighten the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the enamel. It won’t completely change the color, but it will lighten the current tone.
There are a variety of reasons why you would want to whiten your teeth. Everyone is unique, and our teeth are no exception. Just as our hair and skin colors differ, so do our teeth. Few people have shining white teeth, and as we become older, our teeth might get increasingly discolored.
Food and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine, and blackcurrant can stain the surface of your teeth. Smoking can darken teeth as well.
The color of your teeth might also be affected by tartar. Some people may have staining beneath the surface of their teeth, which can be caused by antibiotics or small gaps in the teeth that absorb stains.Book Now
The most common method of tooth whitening is professional bleaching. Your dental team will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for the treatment, and if you are, they will supervise it. To protect your gums, the dental team will first apply a rubber shield or a gel. The whitening substance will then be applied to your teeth using a custom-made tray that fits into your mouth like a mouthguard.
Hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is frequently the ‘active ingredient’ in the product. When the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel on the teeth, lightening the color.
The total treatment can usually be done within three to four weeks.
Teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth. The bleaching process can, however, cause temporary tooth sensitivity.