What is it?
Under the guidance of a dentist, tooth bleaching is a safe way to lighten the teeth if they have become discoloured. Teeth become darker with age or if their roots have been damaged but even when they are healthy they naturally vary in colour.
How is it done?
If you choose to bleach your teeth at home, your dentist will make a tray specifically fitted to your mouth to protect your gums from the peroxide gel. At home, you will put the tray in your mouth for a few hours on several occasions over the period of weeks.
What are the benefits?
- Whitening improves the appearance of your teeth without removing any of its natural surface
- It is a better option than crowns and veneers if you are just looking to lighten the colour of your teeth