Teeth Whitening is also often referred to as Bleaching – it is a process used to brighten your own natural teeth without causing any complications. There will be no cutting or etching of your dental enamel. Tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco usage and the natural aging of the teeth turn them darker or stain them over time. A professional brightening is performed with the aid of active Oxygen which decolorize – -that is the distracting color pigments present in the tooth. After bleaching the gums are covered with a special rubber compound this is done in order to protect them from the bleaching agent.
When do you need Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is often needed in cases of heavy consumption of discoloring substances such as alcohol, nicotine, red juices, tea, coffee, Cola, red wine, mustard or ketchup as well as poor oral hygiene. Our teeth are coated with enamel, the hardest substance in the human body. Enamel is almost entirely made up of a mineral called Hydroxyapatite, which is a network of calcium and phosphate ions bundled into tough crystalline rods to give bones and teeth the necessary rigidity. But in between those rods, there’s plenty of space for food, coffee, wine, all those big staining substances to set up shop. Regular brushing and flossing will take care of a lot of these foreign substances on your teeth. But once those stains settle in all cozy in the enamel, you’re going to need something stronger to dislodge them, that’s when you need teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is also often used as a part of smile design, which is a much larger treatment.
What are the Different Types of Teeth Whitening
There are two ways of carrying out teeth whitening, the first option is the tray based night white ACP or day white. ACP gel is placed in a custom-made night guard which is placed for one hour to overnight for 7 to 14 days. Second option is surgery based otherwise known as light activated or power bleaching – this uses a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and especially designed allowed to accelerate the process.