Teeth whitening is the process of using bleach or other materials to make
teeth look whiter. The materials remove stains orother discoloration from the tooth surface.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment done to improve the appearance of
teeth. Teeth are whitened to remove the effects of coffee, cigarettes, and other
substances that permanently stain or discolor teeth. Medications such as antibiotics like tetracycline may discolor teeth. Fluorosis, a condition caused by absorbing too much fluoride, could affect tooth color. Furthermore, aging also causes teeth to loose their bright color.
Teeth whitening is not safe or effective for everyone, so a person should have a dental exam before starting treatment. The dentist can advise the patient about the most appropriate procedure. The oral health professional will also discuss the expected results of treatment. Patients may expect yellow or gray teeth to be replaced with a bright, white color. However, whitening may not work well on some stain colors.