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The process of teeth whitening is now generally accepted as an easy way to improve one’s smile without the need to resort to expensive cosmetic dental procedures such as placing porcelain veneers or …
The process of teeth whitening is now generally accepted as an easy way to improve one’s smile without the need to resort to expensive cosmetic dental procedures such as placing porcelain veneers or caps on teeth. The process of teeth whitening was first popularised in America by celebrities who needed to look their best, and hence gave birth to the phrase “the Hollywood smile”.
Whitening teeth is carried out by the use a bleaching chemical such as hydrogen peroxide that liberates oxygen that permeates the enamel layer of teeth and reacts with coloured compounds to neutralise them. Formulations have been developed to incorporate the bleaching agent into a thixotropic gel that can remain in contact with the surfaces of the teeth long enough to get a noticeable effect. The degree of whitening achieved depends on the chemical compounds employed and the time they are in contact with tooth enamel.
This short ebook aims to answer all the commonly asked questions about whitening your teeth, including the following:
› How white can I get my teeth?
› What’s the difference between peroxide and non-peroxide?
› Why do dentists charge so much?
› Is home teeth whitening safe?
› How can I keep my teeth white?