Over time, teeth often become discoloured and stained by food, beverages, and tobacco. Professional Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment that can dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile.
There are two types of professional whitening, in-office, and home treatment. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will dramatically whiten your teeth. Both professional options are stronger and more effective than over-the-counter products. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement options for any old fillings, crowns, etc.
Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend teeth whitening for the following reasons:
- Food/beverage stain, tobacco stain and general darkening of teeth.
- Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
- Yellow, brown stained teeth.