Several methods of tooth whitening/ bleaching are available to you, each varying in price and results. Listed below are several whitening options available with their pros and cons.
October 4, 2021
June 9, 2021
There are two different kinds of staining that affect teeth. Extrinsic, or external staining, is staining that attaches to the surface of the teeth and can be manually removed. This type of staining is removed during routine dental cleanings. Intrinsic or internal staining is staining that affects the inner layers of the teeth and cannot be manually removed during a regular dental cleaning. Internal staining requires the help of a bleaching agent to access the inner layers of the tooth structure.
Many products can help prevent/reduce staining. These products will either target internal or external staining. Most whitening toothpaste will contain abrasive particles that help scrub off exterior staining, while some will contain a small degree of a whitening ingredient to help target internal staining. There are also whitening mouthwashes on the market that help to target internal staining. The effectiveness of these products varies, but the cost is relatively low.(more…)
December 16, 2019
There are several different options for tooth whitening that you should consider before based on your needs and expected results. It is a good idea to first learn about types of teeth stains. There are two types of staining, internal staining and external staining. External staining is staining from darker pigmented foods and drinks (usually coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, etc.). External stains also come from smoking, which causes an accumulation on the outer surface of the teeth. Fortunately, these stains can be removed during your dental hygiene cleanings. Internal staining are stains that have travelled to the inner layer of the teeth and changed the shade of the teeth. Thankfully, there are solutions for both of these types of staining.(more…)
November 19, 2018
When it comes to whitening your teeth, numerous teeth whitening options are available for every type of smile. Learn about teeth whitening options to decide which is best for you. There are two main types of teeth whitening options, over-the-counter and professional whitening.
April 3, 2017
One of the major differences between regular toothpaste and whitening toothpaste is the addition of abrasives. Regular toothpaste may contain abrasives as well. However, toothpaste that promotes whitening will have a larger quantity of abrasives. The abrasive substances in the toothpaste are used to scrub away stains from the surface of the tooth’s enamel. It is important to note that the size and hardness of the abrasive will also differ between toothpaste.
November 28, 2016
When using teeth whitening products or having professional teeth whitening in a dental office, a few tips can go a long way towards making it an easier experience. Follow these teeth whitening tips to make the most of your teeth whitening efforts.