Over time, our teeth do gradually become discolored or yellowish due to aging or personal habits such as drinking coffee, tea, alcohol or smoke. In today advancement in technologies, there is a variety of smile whitening methods and technologies. Your smile can easily be whitened in a number of ways.
Types of Teeth Whitening
There are two basic options for teeth whitening:
- Home Bleaching
consist of applying whitening gel at home by a customised bleaching tray and prescription whitening gel. Teeth to be bleached are covered by the gel.
- Zoom Teeth Whitening
Philips’ Zoom teeth whitening is one of the most popularly requested in-office whitening treatments. With Philips Zoom’s Relief ACP, the gel not only gives greater luster but also protects enamel.
- Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser Smile by Biolase works with patented Laser White gel in whitening teeth using Laser light in activating the whitening gel. LaserSmile’s primary ingredient in the Laser White gel has been used in teeth whitening for over 100 years.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining
- Works on people of all ages
- Improves a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive
Considerations to Tooth Whitening
Smoking should be stopped before teeth are bleached. Smoking can cause tissue damage on teeth and may defeat the effect of whitening. The best candidates for whitening are those with stains caused by coffee, tobacco or aging.