How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can dramatically enhance your smile’s appearance. But how does it work? In this blog, we’ll break down the science behind teeth whitening and explore the options available at Naenae Dental.
The Science of Teeth Whitening
The outer layer of your teeth, called enamel, can become stained over time due to lifestyle habits, food, and drink. Teeth whitening products contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which break down into oxygen molecules when applied to the teeth. These molecules penetrate the enamel, breaking apart the discoloured molecules and lightening the overall shade of your teeth.
Zoom Whitening at Naenae Dental Clinic
Zoom Whitening, performed by dental professionals at Naenae Dental Clinic, provides the fastest and most effective results. We use a higher concentration of whitening gel, which is activated by a special light. The process takes about an hour, and you’ll see noticeable results immediately after the treatment.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Products
These products, such as toothpaste, strips, and gels, contain lower concentrations of whitening agents. While they can provide some improvement, the results are often less dramatic and may take longer to achieve compared to professional treatments like Zoom Whitening.
Maintaining Your Whitened Smile
To keep your smile bright, maintain good oral hygiene, and limit your consumption of staining substances like coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Naenae Dental Clinic will also help maintain your teeth’s health and appearance.