Have you ever wondered about the science of teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is one the most popular cosmetic dentistry services at our Stuart, FL dental office.
Many of our health conscious patients want to know what they are putting in their mouths to whiten their teeth. We completely understand! Here are some facts about what is in teeth whitening products:
Whitening toothpastes – Whitening pastes often rely on mild abrasives to remove surface stains, but fall short of penetrating to deeper stains within the pores of your teeth. Abrasives may cause sensitivity for people with gum recession.
Rinses – Whitening rinses usually contain a diluted version of peroxide that will mildly penetrate your teeth to whiten them. Because you only rinse for a minute or two, the effects will be subtle.
Whitening strips – Whitening strips use a mild formula of peroxide to penetrate your teeth and provide whitening Their function is limited, however, because they do not reach areas between the teeth and sometimes move around while you use them.
Professional whitening gel – Professional whitening gel is made of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, is placed inside of custom whitening trays, and penetrates your teeth to give you great results.
Hydrogen peroxide is the most common whitening gel used by professionals, but for people with sensitive teeth, carbamide peroxide can provide good results with reduced sensitivity.
KoR Deep Bleaching – KoR provides outstanding results by using professional grade whitening gel with desensitizers. This offers patients unsurpassed comfort when it comes to whitening and reduces or eliminates sensitivity altogether.
Peroxide, when used correctly, is safe. It does not have any lasting effects on your teeth with the exception of bleaching away stains due to lifestyle habits such as tobacco use or from drinking coffee. Whitening is always more effective under the supervision of an experienced dentist. At Jensen Beach Dental, we can help you find the solution that works best to give you a dazzling white smile.
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