Teeth Whitening Procedure
Teeth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth and remove stains and discolouration.
White and healthy-looking teeth provide you with a smile that ensures not only a well-groomed appearance, but also helps to enhance a positive self-image and confidence.
Tooth whitening is most effective on surface stains that occurs in the enamel. Tooth whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which are generally used as oxidisers and bleaching agents.Tooth whitening does not have any known long-term negative effects but short term sensitivity and irritation may be experienced.
Intrinsic stains occur inside the tooth and are usually caused by too much fluoride during childhood when the teeth were still developing, antibiotics, taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child younger than 8 years or trauma to a tooth.
If gums have receded, whitening products will not be effective on exposed tooth roots that appear brown. It also does not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns and veneers.