Tooth whitening is an cosmetic dental procedure, it lighten the tooth shade.
Cavity needs to be filled first before whitening, if not the whitening solution can pass through the decayed areas and reach the inner parts of the tooth.If you have receding gums, the exposed root may appear discoloured as whitening will not make them whiter.
To keep teeth white, it's not enough to get your teeth whitened once and expect them to stay that way. If your dentist recommends using an at home whitening kit, he will send you home with this whitening treatment with instructions to use it according to label directions. Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and excessively drinking stain-causing liquids, may require more frequent touch-ups. Speak with your dentist for more information about the at-home whitening method best suited for you.
For the fastest and most efficient whitening, your dentist can offer professional treatments. These in-office options contain whitening agents in higher concentrations, and produce results much more quickly than over-the-counter options. In fact, your teeth may be visibly whiter in just one visit. You also have the added benefit of a treatment that is supervised by a dental professional. Additional home whitening will be indicated with long-term success of these in-office whitening treatments.
Laser teeth whitening is an effective way to removes stains, fast. In fact the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that laser teeth whitening can whiten a patient’s teeth up to 10 shades in about an hour. The procedure takes place in the dentist’s office so you should consult your dentist if you are interested in this procedure..