What is Tooth Whitening?
Tooth whitening is the process of restoring natural tooth color or whitening the tooth beyond the natural color. It is a very effective way to lighten the natural white color of your teeth without causing any damage to your tooth/ tooth surface. “Tooth whitening” may not give you a pure white color as you imagine, but lighten the existing shade and thus make it more white and bright.
Every day Brushing and Flossing are the natural ways of teeth whitening. This will help you to keep your teeth healthy, white & bright. Yet sometimes, you may feel, your smile is lacking some sparkle or your smile is not bright because of your yellow teeth. On such situation, you will need the help of a dentist to whiten your teeth.
Tooth whitening is also known as tooth bleaching when ‘bleach’ is used to whiten the teeth. This is a common procedure in cosmetic dentistry. There are different methods of teeth bleaching available. A dentist can suggest you the best method that is most suitable for your teeth. Different techniques used are bleaching strips, bleaching pens or bleaching gels. Laser tooth whitening also used to whiten the teeth.
In the teeth whitening process, It is actually removing the surface stains on the tooth. Surface stains can be caused by various factors like tobacco, tea, coffee and red wine. The accumulation of crust called calculus or tartar can also cause staining in teeth. The tooth whitening process performed by a dental professional is called scaling or polishing of tooth. The bleaching methods that are generally performed in tooth whitening use either ‘carbamide peroxide’ or ‘hydrogen peroxide’. Both when breaking down generates oxygen molecules which will react with discolored teeth molecules and breaking the bonds. This process makes the tooth whiter and brighter.Leave a reply