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Teeth whitening is the procedure of wiping away the discoloration of teeth using chemical bleaching agents without damaging teeth.

The Methods of Teeth Whitening

In-Office Whitening is the method of bleaching in a clinical environment under a dentist’s care with the support of a light source. The bleaching agent is highly concentrated. As concentration is higher, whitening is faster. The process is brief. It takes generally one session to complete whitening, it might be 2 sessions in some cases. A session lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.

In-House Whitening is a method which is applied through private transparent whitening trays prepared by the dentist. The bleaching agent is less concentrated. It is applied every night for a week and the process is longer as the concentration is lower. Whitening tray must be worn for 8 hours if it is to be applied during daytime. It must be worn for 4 hours if it is to be applied during nighttime. It is recommended to apply it during nighttime as saliva flow is less in the night. Besides, it does not affect your daily activities if it is applied during nighttime.

In-Office Whitening is much faster. Moreover, sensitivity has almost come to an end thanks to high technology devices.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Can It Be Applied to Anyone?

Teeth Whitening is suitable for everyone except for the situations below:

  • The reason of discoloration must be detected through examination, if there is any intrinsic stain (antibiotic stains, fluoride stains, etc.), teeth whitening cannot be applied.
  • It will not be successful if it is applied to the grey teeth.
  • It cannot be applied in case of enamel dysplasia or enamel defects on particular parts of the tooth surface.
  • If there is an enamel fracture or tooth wear, the treatment for them must be done before teeth whitening.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

It is not permanents as teeth are exposed to consumed foods and drinks. Avoiding coloring foods and drinks during and following the process increases the longevity of the whitening.

Does Teeth Whitening Do Harm to Teeth?

Whitening Procedure do no harm to teeth if it is under a dentist’s watch. The dentist’s instructions must be followed through and after the process.