What is teeth whitening ?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the use of various techniques to remove stains and discoloration from teeth and make them appear whiter and brighter. Teeth can become discolored over time due to various factors, including age, genetics, tobacco use, certain medications, and consuming staining substances like coffee, tea, and red wine.

Teeth whitening can be performed by a dentist or at home using over-the-counter products like whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, or whitening trays. Professional dental whitening treatments typically involve the application of a whitening solution containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to the teeth, which is activated using a special light or laser. The procedure is usually quick and painless, and can significantly improve the appearance of the teeth. However, it is important to note that dental whitening may not be effective for all types of discoloration, and that it is not a permanent solution – regular touch-ups may be required to maintain the desired results.

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