Tooth bleaching is lightening the teeth by removing stains and other discoloration. Bleaching can be done at home with over-the-counter products or by a professional at the dentist's office. Tooth bleaching is usually safe for teeth and gums, but following the directions carefully is essential to avoid causing damage.
There are two main types of tooth bleaching: in-office and at-home bleaching. In-office bleaching is done by a dentist or other professional and involves applying bleach to the teeth and then using a special light to activate it. This type of bleaching is usually more expensive than at-home bleaching, but it can be more effective.
At-home bleaching kits are available from many retailers and usually include a tray filled with bleach and then placed over the teeth. The length of time that the tray is worn varies but is typically around 30 minutes to an hour. Some people may experience gum irritation or tooth sensitivity from at-home bleaching, but these side effects are usually temporary.
Teeth bleaching is generally safe, but it's essential to follow the directions carefully to avoid causing damage to the teeth or gums. If you're considering bleaching your teeth, talk to your dentist first to get their recommendation on the best way to achieve the results you're looking for.
There are many choices for bleaching teeth at home, the most common include:
Tooth bleaching can temporarily make teeth sensitive or uncomfortable for people with sharp teeth. When misused, home kits can also lead to burned, even temporarily bleached gums. You can trust the experienced team at River District Smiles Dentistry. Our teeth bleaching & teeth whitening experts are proud to offer the latest dental technology and treatment systems in a comforting environment.