Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
One of the first things people notice when they meet someone new is their smile. Teeth Whitening has become an accessible and relatively easy way to instantly improve appearance, create a positive first impression, and achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance. Teeth can become discolored over a period of time. Teeth whitening is not a medical procedure, it does not result in healthier teeth, but it can result in whiter teeth.
There are two types of teeth whitening:
In office. Bleaching your teeth to change the color of the tooth enamel by removing stains. Your dentist can bleach your teeth at his office. The solutions used by the dentists have a concentrated peroxide solution of about 35%. During a single treatment, teeth can by whitened by 12 to 14 shades.
At home. You can also do it yourself with a kit you buy from the dentist. In the tray and gel solutions, the dentist prepares a mouth piece filled with gel for the patient to wear a few hours every night for about two weeks. These gels contain between 10% and 15% peroxide, and can get teeth whiter by about 8 shades.
Keep your new smile brighter longer by maintaining good dental hygiene after your procedure. Brushing twice daily and flossing daily can reduce plaque and tartar buildup so that the natural whiteness of your teeth can shine through. Regular cleanings can help polish away superficial stains and keep your smile clean and healthy. Touch-up kits, which can help bleach away stains before they build up again, are also available.