Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that helps to lighten teeth by removing stains and reducing discolouration.
You can whiten your teeth with a take home kit from over the counter, however, it won’t be as effective as an in-chair treatment. In-chair treatments lead to more effective results without damaging your tooth enamel. In addition, results are visible instantaneously.
The peroxide in teeth whitening products dissolves the organic stains in the tooth to change the colour and leave you with whiter looking teeth. This is achieved by entering the tiny pores of the enamel and dentin before breaking up the stains that block out light. This allows for more light to pass through the teeth making them appear lighter.