Tooth Whitening is a very common procedure used in dentistry to cosmetically enhance your smile.
Although there are many options available for whitening your teeth such as over the counter products, treatments supervised by a dentist remain the most recommended way to lighten discoloured teeth.
Common Reasons why teeth may become stained or slightly yellow in colour could be through:
- Drinking tea, coffee, red wine or other dark coloured liquids
- Not taking proper care of your teeth & oral hygiene
How it works
The whitening agents used are usually carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide which passes through the enamel reaching the molecules inside your tooth that are discoloured.
These whitening agents mentioned above set off a reaction that breaks the bonds between your tooth and the staining compounds present.