What You Should Know About Teeth Bleaching

What You Should Know About Teeth Bleaching

Posted by Dr. Cannon on Mar 9 2021, 10:26 PM

Having whiter teeth will add a few points to our confidence. Consequently, discolored teeth can make us feel a little uncomfortable during social interactions. Teeth often lose their sheen due to a number of reasons related to our lifestyle, eating habits, and oral care routines. But, none of this means a white, brighter smile is unattainable, thanks to teeth bleaching.

What is Teeth Bleaching?

Teeth Bleaching is the process of using hydrogen peroxide-based gels to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. It is typically done in two ways: in-office bleaching and at-home bleaching. While the former involves using agents that contain 15% - 45% peroxide, at-home agents contain 3% to 14% peroxide solutions.

How long do Bleached Teeth maintain color?

As you may already know, tooth bleaching isn’t a permanent solution to white teeth. You may even lose the whitening effect in a month if you expose your teeth to foods that can stain the surface, like coffee, aerated drinks, and the like. The effects tend to last longer for people who tend to avoid foods that stain. However, you should know that not every teeth whitening process will give the exact same result as it depends on the condition of the teeth, the bleach used, and the stain on the teeth.

What are the different types of teeth bleach products you can use?

There are several types of teeth bleaching products used in the whitening process, as mentioned below:

  • Whitening Toothpaste

In general, toothpaste is known to offer a basic level of whitening, but you can also find whitening toothpaste that comes with additional whitening properties in the form of chemicals which offer optimum stain removal.

  • OTC gels and strips

Whitening gels are the clear peroxide gels you apply on top of the teeth with a small brush. Strips, on the other hand, are peroxide-based gels you can stick on the surface of the teeth for a specific amount of time to obtain a whitened effect.

  • Rinses

Rinses have the same effect as mouth rinses as they freshen your breath. They contain ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, which whitens teeth. Usually, they take at least 12-14 weeks of continued usage to show their effect. 

To sum it up, teeth bleaching is a one-day or a months-long procedure that offers you lighter, brighter teeth to add that pep to your step. So, contact us to get faster results now!


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