Bleaching is a process of changing teeth color with the help of high-quality professional preparations based on hydrogen peroxide. Modern bleaching systems allow to achieve a significant and long whitening effect. At iDental Cinics we use the most advanced world methods of teeth whitening.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Whitening involves applying bleach solutions to the teeth. The bleach attacks the highly colored organic molecules that lodge between the crystals of tooth enamel (the outermost tooth covering) or in the dentin (the tooth material under the enamel. The bleaching works best on yellowish stains and even some brown stains, but may not work at all on gray discoloration. It's important to keep in mind that bonding material and fillings cannot be whitened with bleach. If you have these restorations in your mouth, you should consider how your teeth will look if the natural parts become whiter and the bonding stays the same.
Is Whitening Safe for My Teeth?
Generally speaking, whitening is safe because the chemicals used to attack the organic molecules do not materially affect the mineral structure of the tooth itself. There are many studies supporting the overall safety of whitening by bleaching, though it's possible to experience some temporary side effects such as tooth sensitivity. Your dentist will take precautions to protect your root surfaces to minimize your potential for tooth sensitivity.