What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a process that uses a bleaching agent to remove stains and discoloration from teeth, leaving them whiter.
How does teeth whitening work?
The most common bleaching agent used in teeth whitening is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into oxygen and water when it is applied to teeth. The oxygen molecules then react with the stain molecules, breaking them down and making the teeth whiter.
What are the different types of teeth whitening?
There are two main types of teeth whitening: in-office and at-home.
In-office teeth whitening: This is done by a dentist. The dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth and then use a special light to activate the gel. The entire process takes about an hour.
At-home teeth whitening: This is done using a whitening gel and trays that are custom-made for your teeth. You will apply the gel to the trays and wear them for a certain amount of time each day.
Which type of teeth whitening is right for me?
The best type of teeth whitening for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Talk to your dentist to learn more about the different options available and to find the best one for you.
How long do the results of teeth whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening can last for several years. However, the amount of time that the results last will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the type of teeth whitening treatment you choose, your oral hygiene habits, and your diet.
What are the side effects of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is generally safe, but it can cause some temporary side effects, such as:
- Teeth sensitivity
- Gum irritation
- Mild pain
These side effects usually go away on their own within a few days.
How to maintain white teeth after teeth whitening?
There are a few things you can do to maintain white teeth after teeth whitening:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day.
- Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.
- Limit your intake of dark-colored beverages, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
- Use a whitening toothpaste.
- See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Are there any alternatives to teeth whitening?
Yes, there are a few alternatives to teeth whitening. These include:
- Teeth bonding: This is a procedure where a dentist applies a composite resin to the surface of the teeth to cover up stains.
- Veneers: These are thin shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to cover up stains and discoloration.
- Teeth whitening strips: These are strips that contain a whitening gel. You apply the strips to your teeth for a certain amount of time each day.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening will vary depending on the type of treatment you choose, the dentist you see, and your location. In-office teeth whitening is typically more expensive than at-home teeth whitening.
Is teeth whitening safe for everyone?
Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you have any of the following conditions, you should not get teeth whitening:
- Gum disease
- Sensitive teeth
- Open or cracked teeth
- Teeth that have been recently filled or bonded
Where can I get teeth whitening?
You can get teeth whitening from a dentist or a cosmetic dentist. You can also buy teeth whitening kits over the counter. However, it is important to talk to your dentist before getting teeth whitening, even if you are buying an over-the-counter kit.
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