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Teeth Whitening Facts (take home)

First of all, why do we even have to result in a situation where we must get our teeth bleached or whitened? As silly as it may seem, it’s because of our daily habits. Our teeth are discolored for many types of reasons as well. We may or may not even notice our consumption of staining substances either, from our daily cups of coffee (dark or not), our “occasional?glass of red wine, even because of our irrepressible nerve degeneration.

So besides having to give up our daily necessities, what can we do about this problem? Well that’s where teeth whitening come into play. How does teeth whitening work? Well, once you decide which teeth whitening option is best for you, the process is easy. A whitening gel is placed a clear custom tray that fits comfortably over your teeth. As the active ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) in the gel is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to lighten discolorations. The results are usually noticeable after the first application. The best results usually occur when you continue this treatment for 7-14 days.

“How long can I keep my teeth looking this white??You might ask. Professional teeth whitening results usually are long lasting. To keep this up, try to avoid excessive consumptions of staining substances, while continuously maintaining proper oral hygiene.


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