Teeth whitening is a simple, safe, affordable and non-invasive way to brighten the colour of your natural teeth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures. Patients may seek teeth whitening if they have fluorosis on their teeth or if their teeth are stained due to normal wear and tear.
A popular method of teeth whitening is over the counter whitening kits that can be used at home. While these whitening kits do yield results, they can generally only lighten the teeth by a couple shades, and will not yield as dramatic results as in- office whitening systems can. In addition, it’s usually helpful to have the teeth professionally cleaned before applying any whitening products.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you drink coffee, tea, or wine or other staining beverages or foods.