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A Quick Look at the Process of Tooth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Are you less than satisfied with the yellowish tint of your teeth? If so, a whitening procedure could very well represent an excellent option to keep in mind. What does this process involve and what conditions can it help address?


A tooth whitening appointment normally begins with a dentist applying a thin layer of gel to your teeth. This gel contains an agent known as hydrogen peroxide. There are also times when its components can be activated by laser light. The process takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete although more than one session may be necessary to achieve the desired results.


Some of the issues which a dentist can address with this technique include stains from coffee, wine and cigarettes. Those with poor oral hygiene will also benefit from a whitening. Of course, issues such as cavities or receding gums will often have to be addressed before the treatment is carried out.

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