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Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a process of lightening the color of teeth. The solutions employed have been used in dentistry for many years. The whitening process is most effective on mildly discolored teeth. Darker stains such as those caused by antibiotics take longer to respond to treatment. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth and the duration of the time and system used.

Home Bleaching

Tooth whitening is actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. The system uses a mild solution retained in a custom-fitted appliance that is worn over your teeth. Tooth discoloration causes include: aging, consumption of coffee, tea, colas and smoking.

Tooth whitening is actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. The system uses a mild solution retained in a custom-fitted appliance that is worn over your teeth.

Tooth discoloration causes include:

  • Aging
  • Stains caused by consumption of coffee, tea, colas and smoking.
  • Dark intense dental stains
  • Congenital discoloration (from birth)
  • Tetracycline stains (drug induced)

Tooth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy , unrestored teeth (no fillings) and would like a brighter smile.

Research indicates that whitening of teeth with 10 to 16% carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is completely safe for your teeth and gums. A bleaching gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over the teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, is broken down oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. The tooth color is made lighter. Results are usually seen within the first week. Maximum results occur over the next 14-21 days. Patients with Tetracycline stain may bleach up to 6 months.

Some people experience increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. Others have reported discomfort, in the gums or a sore throat. These symptoms always disappear within 1-3 days after stopping or completion of treatment. Previous white fillings in front teeth may need to be redone. The teeth will be whiter than they were, but some patients may need periodic re-bleaching.


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