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Teeth Whitening/Bleaching

What Is Teeth Whitening ?

Tooth Whitening, also known as dental bleaching is an affordable and effective way to to remove stains and discoloration, while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance

What It's Used For

The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains.

The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth
  • Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker.

It is also possible to have stains inside the tooth. These are called intrinsic stains. For example, intrinsic stains can be caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while teeth are developing. They can stain a child's teeth if taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child who is 8 years old or younger. Teeth are still developing during these years. Trauma may also darken a tooth.

Tooth whitening is most effective to remove surface (extrinsic) stains.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is a chemical process. The peroxide in the whitening agent breaks down into tiny molecules that move inside the tooth structure, where they break down any molecules that cause discoloration. Because of this process, the entire tooth is lightened, even if the entire tooth is not covered with whitening gel

How long does Teeth Whitening last?

Teeth whitening results are very stable. However, depending on your nutrition and lifestyle habits, whitening may need to be redone periodically. Due to the safety of the whitening agents, this should not cause any concerns.

Will Teeth Whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of whitening. This sensitivity is temporary and should disappear after whitening is completed. 

Will Teeth Whitening cause problems by weakening my teeth?

No! Teeth whitening will not weaken your teeth. 

Types of Teeth Whitening procedure ?

In-clinic/Immediate Teeth Whitening. There is now laser whitening or ‘power whitening'. During this procedure a rubber dam is put over your teeth to protect the gums, and a bleaching product is painted onto your teeth. Then a light or laser is shone on the teeth to activate the chemical. The light speeds up the reaction of the whitening product and the colour change can be achieved more quickly. Laser whitening is said to make teeth up to five or six shades lighter.

Home Whitening Kit. Able to whiten teeth during leisure time at home. In front of TV, ready or relaxing. Usually very mild and slow process. Do it daily, will see obvious result after 1-2 weeks    

When might Teeth Whitening not work?

Tooth whitening can only lighten your tooth color. Also it only works on natural teeth. It will not work on dentures, crowns and veneers.

If your dentures are stained or discoloured visit your dental team and ask for them to be cleaned.


Talk to our dentist about the best whitening treatment for your smile budget, and lifestyle. Because teeth whiten at different rates, and your whitening experience will be unique, we recommend a dental consultation prior to whitening. Consulting with your dentist will help to establish reasonable expectations for your treatment and ensure that your whitening experience is as safe as possible. Dental supervision includes an initial diagnosis, professional teeth cleaning a briefing on the selected whitening process, and monitoring throughout treatment.

Make an appointment with us today . Call us at 03-62611848 or 03-62808048


Tips to Prevent Discoloration of Teeth After TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT

Once you’ve completed a teeth whitening treatment, there are a few steps you can take to maintain your pearly white smile.

  1. Avoid taking stain-causing foods and beverages, Such as wine, tea, coffee, artificial colored drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce. These are the foods that lead to discoloration of tooth.
  2. Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste
  3. Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
  4. Use a straw when consuming beverages, using straw when drinking could keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth.
  5. Stop smoking tobacco – tobacco smoke can cause discoloration of teeth. Eliminating tobacco can help keep your teeth bright and shining.
  6. Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.