Tooth whitening is a common procedure in general dentistry but especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Many people consider white teeth to be the most attractive feature of any smile.
A child’s deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult that follow; and as a person ages teeth often become darker due to internal changes in the mineral structure and from external staining caused by bacterial pigments, foodstuff and tobacco.
The procedure to whiten teeth uses oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. The oxidizing agents penetrate the porosities in the rod-like crystals of the enamel and oxidize stain deposits; and over time, the dentin layer under the enamel is also whitened. Whitening procedures are usually indicated for adults and restricted to children under the ages of 16 whose their teeth are still forming and maturing.
If you are concerned about the shade of your teeth or have tried store bought products that have not met your expectations, then try our custom home whitening systems. In as few as 7-14 days, our very effective method will give you the whiter, brighter smile you desire with results that will last months or years.
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