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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Posted by Saeed Rouhani

Teeth Whitening

on Feb 25 2023, 08:20 AM

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that removes stains and discoloration from teeth to brighten the smile's appearance. Discoloration can be caused by several factors, such as smoking or drinking coffee and other dark beverages. It can also result from natural aging, which makes the tooth's enamel thin and allows the yellow dentin layer to show through. A whitening treatment can reverse these stains and brighten your smile by several shades. At Dental Attraction, these treatments use bleaching agents applied to the teeth to remove discolorations from the surface of each tooth. This can help patients achieve brighter smiles and also help them feel more confident with their smiles. Patients can turn back the clock on their smile and improve their confidence with whiter teeth. Patients may also benefit from an improved oral hygiene routine at home, which can help improve results further. 

The Procedure for Professional Teeth Whitening 

A professional teeth whitening treatment applies a bleaching solution directly to the teeth. The solution can come in gels or liquids and is typically applied to the teeth by a dentist. The dentist may also use an LED light to help intensify the treatment. When the solution is in place, it penetrates the surface of the teeth and begins working to break down the stains that cause discoloration. As the bleach works, your teeth will gradually become whiter and can be up to eight shades lighter after complete treatment. 

Before proceeding with professional whitening treatment, your dentist will inspect your teeth and gums to ensure no other underlying oral health issues. Sometimes, they may recommend a different treatment to address those issues before proceeding with the whitening process. Your dentist will also discuss any susceptible areas of the mouth and may advise against applying bleach to those areas to prevent irritation.

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The main benefit of professional teeth whitening is the improved appearance of teeth. In addition, patients can also expect whiter teeth after they have the whitening treatment compared to before they had their procedure done. The length of time the teeth stay white varies from patient to patient and depends on their diet and lifestyle habits. Both in-office and take-home systems can correct tooth discoloration to a certain degree. However, in-office teeth whitening provides patients with the quickest results. Patients can get their teeth up to eight shades lighter in just one visit. Take-home kits are less effective than in-office treatments but improve the patient’s smile. 

If your teeth have become tarnished and affected your self-esteem and confidence, visit Dental Attraction at 4727 Frankford Rd #333, Dallas, TX 75287, or call (972) 733-0999 to consult our dentist about how teeth whitening can help brighten your smile again.

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