Teeth whitening is a technology that removes stubborn pigmentation underneath the enamel. It uses a bleaching agent that can easily penetrate the enamel to break down stains.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Your dentist applies the whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide on your teeth. And after applying safe UV rays to catalyze the process, the particles of the gel begin to move faster. Once the bleaching gel penetrates the enamel through its pores, it begins to chemically break down stains.
How Long Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a process that lasts around 1 to 2 hours. But the results are very long lasting.
Teeth Whitening Aftercare
Aftercare is not demanding after teeth whitening. Brush, floss, and use mouthwash routinely. And to maintain the results for the longest time; stay away fil staining products and foods.
When To Consider Teeth Whitening & Hollywood Smile?
Hollywood Smile is for more severe cases of pigmentation. Usually, in cases of genetic pigmentation.
But for minor pigmentation you can consider teeth whitening. Because in the end, teeth whitening only corrects one problem whereas a Hollywood Smile corrects various other aesthetic issues.
Is At-Home Teeth Whitening Safe?
Absolutely not. At home teeth whitening kits use one-size dental trays that can be too big for some and too small for others. This cause the bleaching gel to touch areas of the mouth it shouldn’t. If you’re not a dentist you’re not qualified to using teeth whitening kits. There is a certain amount of gel you need to use and a particular period of UV exposure. In most cases, teeth whitening kits result in irreversible dental damage.