One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments – teeth whitening
Tooth whitening is the process of restoring a brilliant white shine to discoloured teeth. Very few people are lucky enough to have natural bright white teeth; everyday foods and drink stain them, turning our teeth a yellow-white colour. Take a look at preventive foods.
Things to not do when considering teeth whitening
Tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant are the biggest offenders, while smoking and not getting rid of tartar in our mouth through proper brushing just accelerates the discoloration process.
Professional tooth whitening is performed by a dentist.They will use a bleaching agent containing the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When applied to the teeth, the active ingredient interacts with the stain, releasing oxygen into the tooth enamel, making the teeth appear lighter and less stained. See FAQ here.