Over-the-counter whitening trays contain much lower concentrations of peroxide and are not as effective as dental-grade whitening trays.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a bleaching agent made of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of your teeth.
Peroxides bleach your teeth by breaking the bonds that hold staining molecules together. Your teeth can be lightened as much as 10 shades in one session. Whitening treatments improve the appearance of your teeth and your overall smile by reducing discoloration, leaving you with brighter, whiter, teeth.
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Teeth whitening lasts anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. Increase the lifespan of your whitening treatment by practicing good oral hygiene, attending regular dental cleanings, and reducing your exposure to staining foods, drinks, and tobacco products.
This depends on the whitening treatment you get. In-office whitening treatment will produce the most noticeable instant change, lightening your teeth by up to 10 shades in one hour. While the take-home treatment is just as effective at whitening your teeth, it will be a gradual process, slowly whitening your teeth each day over 2 weeks.
Teeth whitening can cause temporary tooth sensitivity because the peroxide demineralizes your teeth and exposes the dentinal tubules which contain nerve endings, causing hypersensitivity. Within a few days, the minerals will be restored to the tooth and the sensitivity will diminish. You can reduce tooth sensitivity by using a desensitizing gel and brushing your teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
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