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Excellent Information For Tooth Whitening

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change; but it will lighten the existing shade.

Tooth bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general Houston dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic Houston dentistry. A child's deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. The procedure to bleach teeth uses oxidising agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. The bleaching agent is typically less than 10% hydrogen peroxide equivalent.

Bleaching is least effective if your teeth have white spots, decay or infected gums. Bleaching is most effective with yellow discolored teeth.

Side effects of tooth whitening bleaching include: chemical burns (if a high-concentration oxidising agent contacts unprotected tissues, which may bleach or discolor mucous membranes), sensitive teeth, and overbleaching (known in the profession as "over white teeth"). Tissue irritation most commonly results from an ill-fitting mouthpiece tray rather than the tooth-bleaching agent. Anyone allergic to peroxide (the whitening agent) should not use a bleaching product. Also, prolonged exposure to bleaching agents may damage tooth enamel. Tooth whitener - whitening oral hygiene products. A tooth whitener product can bleach the tooth, which means that it actually changes the natural tooth color. Bleaching products contain peroxide that help remove deep and surface stains.
The procedure to bleach teeth uses oxidising agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. Bleaching is most effective with yellow discolored teeth.

Side effects of tooth bleaching include: chemical burns (if a high-concentration oxidising agent contacts unprotected tissues, which may bleach or discolor mucous membranes), sensitive teeth, and overbleaching (known in the profession as "over white teeth"). Anyone allergic to peroxide (the tooth whitening agent) should not use a bleaching product. Also, prolonged exposure to bleaching agents may damage tooth enamel. Tooth whitening tooth whitening oral hygiene products. A tooth whitening product can bleach the tooth, which means that it actually changes the natural tooth color. Bleaching products contain peroxide that help remove deep and surface stains.
Bleaching solutions. These products contain peroxide(s), which actually bleach the tooth enamel. Toothpastes. Unlike bleaches, these ADA Accepted products do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth.

 

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