Teeth Whitening

The FDA coins the term “teeth bleaching” as when the teeth color is whitened significantly above natural color. Products like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide are often used to achieve teeth bleaching. The term “teeth whitening” is more focused on restoration of the tooth surface and color, removing dirt and stains which bring out the natural colors of the teeth. Giving you a natural great smile.

Two types of Teeth Stains

Intrinsic Stains

Intrinsic Stains are stains that appear underneath the surface of the teeth. This types of stains cannot be corrected using bleaching or using fluoride, they require special teeth whitening chemicals from your cosmetic dentist and the procedure repeated either at home or at the dentist office. Many of these stains will take months or even years to remove.

Extrinsic Stains

This is surface level teeth color changes due to eating, drinking, coffee, tea, etc causing the teeth stains. These are on the surface of the teeth and can be removed with prophylactic dental cleaning and brushing.