Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that helps in lightening teeth by removing stains. It helps to improve your appearance and boost confidence.
External stains on your teeth are often caused by beverages, foods, improper oral care or tobacco use. Deep or internal stains are caused due to fluoride exposure, tetracycline antibiotics, and sometimes trauma.
Teeth whitening is effective in clearing stains on the external surface of the teeth (enamel). It can be done at the dentist’s office or at home. The procedure involves a gel-like whitening solution that is applied on the external surface of the tooth. If you are at your dentist’s office, a powerful solution will be applied on your teeth and treated with light that assists in bleaching. This procedure takes 30-90 minutes. If your teeth are badly discolored, your dentist may advise you to continue the process at home.