How does bleaching or tooth whitening work?
The active ingredient in most tooth whitening products Is peroxide. It is available in strips, as a gel worn in a custom fitted tray that fits over the teeth, or applied directly to the teeth in the office. When in contact with the teeth, the peroxide absorbs into the enamel and helps to break apart substances that cause staining. The bleaching products are available in different strengths. The stronger the bleaching product, the faster the results.
Certain stains can be more challenging to bleach than others and may require higher strengths or longer treatment times. Any existing fillings, crowns, or veneers will not change color. Age and the initial color of the teeth may also impact the effectiveness of tooth whitening.
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