Tooth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatment offers various options for achieving a brighter smile. One of the most popular methods is the in-office procedure, where a dental professional applies a bleaching agent directly to the teeth, resulting in immediate and noticeable results. At-home whitening kits are also available, typically consisting of custom-made trays filled with a whitening gel that can be worn overnight or for a few hours during the day. These kits provide a more gradual whitening process and are suitable for those who prefer convenience. Additionally, whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes can be used as daily maintenance to help maintain the brightness of the teeth. It is important to consult with a dentist to determine the most suitable treatment option based on individual needs and preferences.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a procedure to lighten the color of your teeth and remove stains. You can have it done at a dentist's office, or do it yourself at home.

Tooth whitening is most often done using peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3% to 20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). In-office systems contain from 15% to 43% peroxide.

Whitening and bleaching

The terms "whitening" and "bleaching" are sometimes used interchangeably, but they don't always mean the same thing. Teeth whitening can be done with either bleaching or non-bleaching products. Bleaching is the type of whitening that involves using bleach containing peroxide. It cleans both deep and surface stains and can make teeth even whiter than their natural shade.Whitening vs. bleaching