How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?
No, which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.
What Are My Whitening Options?
- Call Us to discuss which of the following are your best options! 301-231-9100
- Stain Removal Toothpastes
- In-Office Bleaching
- At-Home Bleaching from Your Dentist
- Over-the-Counter Bleaching Product
If you are going to try bleaching at home make sure you check out this article: Get a list of all ADA-Accepted at-home bleaching products.