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Internal Tooth Bleaching
Chemical reaction: Whiteners use bleaching chemicals to get into the tooth enamel & set off a chemical reaction (an oxidation reaction) that breaks apart the staining compounds. Most tooth whiteners use one of two chemical agents: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide (the same stuff that will bleaches hair). Carbamide peroxide breaks down into hydrogen peroxide, which is the main active whitening component. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SENSITIVITY: Sensitivity is the #1 downfall to whitening teeth. I myself cannot whiten my teeth more than once a year or so due to the sharp pains when i breathe in after whitening is done! you can combat this by using desensitizing gel (from dentist) after the use of your trays. Fluoride toothpaste and rinse can also help, before and after whitening. In office whitening is a whole other topic, ask ur dds! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The cons of bleachin: Bleaching does not whiten dental materials so the procedure may create the need to replace current dental work to match the newly whitened teeth. Secondly, the results of bleaching cannot be predicted or guaranteed, although for most all cases a level of whitening is achieved. Third, some sensitivity may result which can be managed with the assistance of the dentist. Last, the teeth must be health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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