Tooth whitening, also known as tooth bleaching, is the most conservative and cost effective cosmetic procedure. As the name suggests tooth whitening is all about lightening stained and/or discoloured teeth. This is performed with the assistance of your dentist and/or dental hygienist.
Dental professionals are the only qualified and trained people to accurately assess the teeth and gums before whitening. Incorrect use of bleaching agents can cause damage to your teeth and gums.
The process of tooth whitening involves oxidising agents such as Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide. This can safely and effectively whiten most stains.
Hampton Beach Dentists can advise you which method is most suitable and guide you through the process. A consultation appointment with your dentist is advisable before you start bleaching treatment. Back to Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry.
Please see attached links for more information:
Teeth Whitening: Getting the Best Results for Your Smile, Australian Dental Association