Teeth Bleaching Facts
The most common teeth bleaching agents are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.
The effectiveness of teeth bleaching depends on the color of
your teeth. Bleaching works best for yellow stains,while gray teeth,
which can result from certain antibiotics, are much harder to
whiten.People who have stains from smoking,red wine or coffee can get
very good results with teeth whitening.
There are two different ways to get whiter teeth:dental
(in-office) whitening, and using a home bleaching kit available through
A dentist applies a whitening gel,containing a high
concentration of hydrogen peroxide, to your teeth, which is then
activated by a special blue high intensity light or laser,causing the
gel to release the oxygen molecules.The laser merely activates the
bleaching gel,it doesn't actually penetrate the teeth.
The results depend on the shade of your teeth before bleaching.
in-office teeth bleaching is the safest route to go, home teeth
bleaching can be also be safe,and effective,if done properly and under
the supervision of a dentist.
Tray teeth whitening technique involves the use of a plastic
tray that is filled with bleaching gel and then fitted over your
teeth.By keeping the bleaching gel in contact with your teeth, for the
prescribed period of time, your teeth will get whiter.Persons who are
using the teeth bleaching products should always ask a dentist for
Increased tooth sensitivity and gum irritation and are the most
common side effects of teeth bleaching.Some people even experience
extreme pain.Your dentist will advise you on the appropriate steps to
take if your teeth become sensitive during the bleaching process.
Although the results of teeth whitening can vary from person to
person, most people are very satisfied with their results.But if teeth
bleaching isn't working for you or if have teeth that are shaped badly
or crooked, veneers may be the option.