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Common methods of teeth whitening

Teeth whitening, also known as tooth whitening is one of the most common procedures in dentistry, more than cosmetic dentistry.

Tooth discoloration occurs mainly in adults, due to variations in the mineral structure of teeth where the enamel porosity continually lost. Staining of the teeth may also arise due to bacterial pigments, certain foods and drinks.

Peroxide is the common ingredient in tooth whitening products. The amount of peroxide in the bleach products, typically 10 to 22%, determined by its resistance. The effect of peroxide may be slightly corrosive because it works by opening the pores of the enamel, therefore, not all teeth is a candidate for tooth whitening.

Teeth whitening: when your pearly whites are not pearls or white

Here I will highlight some of the methods recommended by the teeth whitening industry:

1. In-office bleaching

For bleaching in the office to visit your dentist will apply a chemical bleaching of teeth. The bleaching agent is usually a form of higher concentration of the type sold without prescription. Often, the agent is the light-reactive, and dentists use a special light to speed up their action. Click here for whitening treatments.

The results of in-office bleaching can be surprising, but not all teeth respond the same way. Some people experience a rebound effect after bleaching, where the teeth back to their original color soon after. As the agent with the highest concentration, of course, has more side effects, patients with sensitive teeth can be found mostly in-office treatment to be too harsh.

2. Dental veneers

Porcelain Veneers will not only give you white teeth, they will also be perfectly shaped and disguise any imperfections, gaps or crooked teeth. Find out about veneers.

3. Home bleaching solutions

Today you can buy a number of over-the-counter products that will help restore the luster that you remember. Teeth whitening products usually contain peroxide in a gel that is applied to the teeth (often within a mouth guard or strip). The regime should be repeated, usually for a week or two.

The results are really depends on how stained your teeth were to begin. However, if the teeth staining is nothing new, you may have to resort to more extreme solution. More about cosmetic dentistry.

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