Melissa O. SAYS!
There are four different types of teeth whitening:
1) Professional in-office whitening
2) Professional take-home whitening
3) Professional Whitestrips
4) Over-the-counter whitening products
How it works:
When placing the whitening solution on the teeth it opens the pores of the enamel, allowing the solution to reach the layer of dentin. The solution will then break up the stain giving the appearance of lighter and whiter teeth.
How long it lasts:
Whitening may lighten the teeth about 4 to 6 shades from your natural tooth colour. (depending on the stain, Tetracycline staining and dark teeth from trauma do not whiten as well and may need other treatment options). Whitening will not change the colour of white fillings, veneers, crowns, and bridge. Depending on your habits the affects of whitening are different for everyone. If you smoke, drink coffee, red wine or anything that has a dark colour re-staining the teeth is faster and the affects of the whitening will not last as long.
When whitening your teeth they are many factors that can affect the tooth whitening process. For more information be sure to visit of call our office to see what whitening system is best for you and how it will affect your teeth.
Blog By Melissa O. RDH
Brampton Family Dentist