How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that whitens your teeth, removing stains and other forms of discoloration. The process involves applying a bleaching agent to your teeth once or multiple times until the dentist achieves the desired result. The bleaching agent breaks down the stains, making them easy to wipe or brush off.

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a whiter smile can make you look more youthful.

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In-Office Teeth Whitening Process at Valor Dental Clinic

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Initial Examination

The first step in teeth whitening involves the dentist examining the extent of your discoloration. This examination will determine the teeth whitening technique and the required dosage. It also checks for any dental issues that may complicate the process and administers necessary treatment.

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Application of Whitening Gel and Activation

Next, the dentist will apply a whitening gel (hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen carbamide) on your teeth, taking care to cover all the affected areas. Afterward, the dentist will expose your teeth to a special blue light, a laser, or a heat gun to activate the bleaching agent. Doing so breaks down the stains, making them easy to remove.

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Rinsing and Evaluation

The dentist will leave the bleaching agent on your teeth for fifteen to twenty minutes before rinsing it and evaluating the results. This is enough time for the bleaching agent to permeate the enamel and dissolve even the most stubborn stains. The dentist will repeat steps 2 and 3 until the teeth turn completely white.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Boosted Self Esteem

Turning your teeth from discolored to a spotless white can be a huge confidence boost, given your smile is one of your most noticeable features. This confidence boost can do wonders for your social life and open up opportunities you would otherwise be too shy to take, thus improving your quality of life.

Youthful Appearance

As teeth naturally darken with age, restoring their brightness can instantly rejuvenate your smile, making you look and feel younger. This simple yet effective cosmetic enhancement can enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence, contributing to a more youthful and vibrant look.

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Teeth whitening primarily targets stains on the enamel, as dentin is more prone to discoloration.

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Will Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

Yes, it’s possible for teeth whitening to cause sensitivity, but not in all patients. Sensitivity occurs when the bleaching agent penetrates the enamel and reaches the dentin. The dentin contains tiny tubules that connect to nerve endings in the tooth’s core. What’s more, teeth whitening can also cause dryness, which amplifies teeth sensitivity. You can manage this sensitivity by applying a desensitizing gel to the teeth. However, the sensitivity goes away on its own after a couple of days.

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Tooth sensitivity after whitening can be influenced by your genetic makeup.

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