Our teeth are not naturally white, however many people feel that they could improve their smile with a brighter and whiter set of teeth. Whitening treatments are available in pharmacy’s and supermarkets however we recommend visiting a dental professional for the most effective and safe teeth whitening – you should never have whitening treatment provided by a non-qualified person such as in a beauty salon.
Teeth whitening can cause tooth sensitivity due to the strong chemicals used; these can even lead to enamel loss if not managed correctly. Brushing your teeth with BioMin® F may help protect the enamel, occlude any exposed dentine tubules and reduce any sensitivity as a result of teeth whitening.
There are many reasons why teeth become discoloured.
Your teeth yellow with age, food, beverages and smoking can also cause staining over time.
Key contributing foods include;
Professional treatment involves applying hydrogen peroxide onto the surfaces of the teeth. This breaks down the stains on the tooth surface and makes the teeth whiter and brighter. In-office tooth whitening procedure with a dental professional is quite fast and you can lighten your teeth by a few shades in less than an hour.
Alternatively at home a whitening treatment provided by your dentist involves the use of custom-made whitening trays which are filled with a Peroxide whitening gel. The trays are worn for a minimum of 40 minutes a day and usually takes between 10 – 14 days to get good results.