Teeth Whitening VS Teeth Bleaching

Teeth Whitening can make a dramatic impact on your smile and nice white teeth can help build up your self-esteem if you have been concerned about a less than pearly white smile. Unfortunately, some patients get confused between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching and are not sure which option is best for their needs.

Difference between Teeth Whitening and Teeth Bleaching

Your teeth become stained over time because the enamel in your teeth breaks down allowing stains and debris to occupy the fine crevices. Likewise, certain factors can affect the perception of the whiteness of teeth; darker skin tones or dark make-up will make the teeth appear brighter.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching can help restore your teeth to whiter days, however, carefully consider your method of choice to ensure it will meet your expectations.

  • Teeth Whitening. Although everyday brushing and general care of your teeth will help to preserve the enamel, professional teeth whitening will help to make your teeth whiter and restore your teeth to their natural colour. This is accomplished by using a mixture of specialised dental teeth cleansers including silica or calcium carbonate to help remove stains that have formed in the crevices of the enamel. The cleansing products used by a dentist are professional grade and much finer than over the counter products hence they will not cause excessive wear on the teeth.
  • Teeth Bleaching. If you have encountered someone whose teeth look remarkably whiter than everyone else’s, there is a good chance they have had their teeth bleached. Unlike teeth whitening that restores enamel back to its original colour, teeth bleaching is used to bleach the teeth beyond their natural colour. The teeth bleaching process uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to bleach the teeth.

Teeth Whitening is a viable option for individuals concerned about the appearance of their teeth and smile. A dental professional should be consulted if you are interested in options to help make your teeth whiter and can advise you on whether teeth whitening is right for you. Dr. Cerny is your perfect choice for teeth whitening.

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