Teeth whitening at our Kamloops dental clinic is a non-invasive treatment used to lighten the colour of natural tooth enamel.
Professional teeth whitening is overseen by a dentist, and uses peroxide-based bleaching agents to lighten the colour of the teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Professional bleaching at the dentist's office is the most common method of teeth whitening.
To whiten your teeth, your dentist will begin by putting a rubber shield or a gel on your gums to protect them from the whitening solution.
They will then apply the whitening solution to your teeth, using a custom-made tray that will fit onto your teeth much like a mouthguard. The active ingredient in the whitening product is usually either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
As the active ingredient breaks down, oxygen affects the enamel on the teeth, and this achieves the whitening effect.
Teeth naturally darken with age. Their appearance can also be affected by the accumulation of surface stains acquired from consuming certain foods and drinks, or from smoking.
If the darker colour of your teeth bothers you, teeth whitening can be an effective and non-invasive way to lighten their natural colour and remove surface stains. While teeth whitening cannot completely change the colour of your teeth, it may lighten the existing shade.
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