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Teeth can be prone to stains due to smoking, eating darker foods, drinking beverages like tea, coffee or red wine, or not brushing or flossing properly.
Some people are born with yellowish teeth, while for others, they might become more yellow as they age.
Some teeth whitening treatments use peroxide-based gels, which help to give your teeth a brand-new shine. Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are also commonly used.
Teeth whitening treatments can be completed in a dental clinic or with a take home kit, which includes bleaching gels and custom trays.
Teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective, and are clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades brighter in just 45 minutes. An in-house treatment can last between 1-3 hours, while it can take up to two weeks to see the results from a home whitening kit.
Before undertaking teeth whitening treatment, it’s important to undergo a full dental examination to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate. Teeth or gum sensitivity might pose a risk, while teeth whitening is not compatible with veneers, crowns or dentures.
Teeth whitening is also not suitable for those under the age of 18, as it might disrupt the mineral calcification process and cause irreversible damage. Those with sensitive or underlying medical conditions are also ineligible. Pregnant women should also avoid teeth whitening, as breast milk and the placenta can be susceptible to chemicals found in teeth whitening products.
After treatment, you might experience some sensitivity when ingesting hot or cold liquids or foods. But this is only temporary.
Considering the benefits and simplicity of teeth whitening, it’s a popular treatment for people who want to improve their smiles.