Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete color change, but it may lighten the existing shade. Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening. Our dentist will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are.
The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth color is made lighter.
Take home whitening, chairside whitening (done in the dental office), or a combination of both may be used depends on the assessment of our dental professional.