- Tooth whitening can be accomplished by conservative treatment options such as whitening toothpastes, at-home bleaching and in-office bleaching.
- Or by advanced cosmetic procedures such as porcelain or composite veneering.
- There are a variety of factors that can affect the color of your teeth including food, drink, tobacco, age, injury, medications, genetics and developmental influences.
- Teeth whitening by means of bleaching use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active ingredient.
- T-home bleaching is the most popular means of bleaching. It is done by first taking impressions of your mouth, making models of your teeth from the impression, making custom bleaching trays that will fit your teeth precisely and then giving you the bleaching agents with instructions on how to use them. Follow up appointments allow us to evaluate the success of the treatment
- Bleaching will not be effective on teeth that are presently restored
- If the bleach in a whitening product gets through the enamel of your teeth, it can cause tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity is usually temporary, but overuse of whiteners can cause lasting symptoms.
upper arch bleaching after two weeks