How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Most of us know that teeth whitening work, but do you know how? Here is the guide which can help you learn more about teeth whitening procedure in Chandler AZ.

Your teeth are made of an inner layer (dentin) and outer layer (enamel) which protects the teeth. When you have something in your mouth a film like a layer is gradually formed on outer enamel layer. Discoloration of teeth is mainly due to the stains on teeth which can be extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are visible on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains are not visible as it is in the case of extrinsic. However, the effect of intrinsic stains can cause your teeth to look discolored over time. Intrinsic stains are found between the microcracks in enamel and deep in dentin (a layer underneath your enamel).

The dentist can clean the film and even brushing can also help you remove the stains. But the problem is, the film formed on your teeth for years will cause the foreign materials to enter into the enamel. The deeper stains will cause the teeth to look discolored and unattractive. This is where teeth whitening procedure is helpful to quickly remove the stains caused by years of coffee, wine, soda, and other stain-causing foods or drinks.

Dentist Supervised Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening procedure involves the use of bleaching chemicals which breaks apart the staining compounds. Dentist-supervised teeth whitening treatment in Chandler AZ involves controlled use of hydrogen peroxide. Before the teeth whitening procedure in Chandler AZ, we make sure the teeth are cleaned, treat dental cavities, and check the health of gums.

Most in-office treatment use hydrogen peroxide gel on the teeth for several minutes coupled with a high-intensity light to speed up the bleaching reaction. Prior to the treatment your mouth is examined and determine which teeth whitening treatment is required (in-office or at-home or both).

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