Many of us dream of having amazing white teeth like our idols such as Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson, and many more. However, everyday necessities such as coffee, soda, and wine shatter this dream with teeth stains. You must have imagined how these actors have stunning white teeth. Let me help you explore this mystery by learning about teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening, commonly known as bleaching, is a process of cleaning teeth using whitening agents and gels. Before we go on with the details, let me tell you that there are two types of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. While extrinsic stains appear on the surface of teeth, intrinsic stains develop below the enamel.
The stains are removed with the help of whitening agents and gels. These contain an oxidizing agent that will react with the stains in/on your teeth. Mostly, this agent is a form of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The agent will mix with the stain and break it apart. In the end, you will be left with a great smile and whiter teeth.
This depends on the occasion for which you are whitening your teeth. If you have a big wedding coming up, you might want to start whitening at least a month before. On the contrary, if you have a date or a big presentation coming up, you would have to start a little over a week before.
Mostly, it is recommended to whiten at night before bedtime so that your teeth can get time to rest and recover from bleaching. Whitening will open up pores that were filled with stains, so now your teeth are more susceptible to other stains. That makes teeth whitening at night the best option for your smile.
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