Dental whitening, also known as teeth whitening or bleaching, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the use of various techniques to brighten discoloured or stained teeth. The goal of dental whitening is to remove surface stains and to lighten the overall colour of the teeth, resulting in a more radiant and youthful-looking smile.
There are two primary types of dental whitening: in-office whitening and at-home whitening.
At-home whitening involves the use of custom-fitted trays that are filled with a lower concentration bleaching gel. Patients wear the trays for a specified amount of time each day, typically for several weeks, until the desired level of whitening is achieved. At-home whitening can achieve significant results. Here at Dental Reflections, we use the best products to achieve these results, including polanight 10%, polanight 22% and KOR whitening system.
It is important to note that teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone, and it is essential to have a thorough dental examination before beginning any whitening treatment. In addition, dental whitening does not work on all types of stains, such as those caused by certain medications or genetics. Finally, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits after whitening to help prevent further staining and discoloration.