Why So Many People Need Teeth Whitening and How it Works

Why So Many People Need Teeth Whitening and How it Works

Teeth whitening treatment is a popular cosmetic dental procedure aimed at brightening the natural color of teeth and enhancing the appearance of the smile. Here's what you need to know about teeth whitening:


The primary goal of teeth whitening is to lighten the shade of the teeth and remove stains and discoloration caused by various factors such as aging, smoking, certain foods and beverages, and poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening can help restore a brighter, more youthful-looking smile.

Types of Teeth Whitening in Phoenix, AZ 

There are two main types of teeth whitening procedures:

  • In-Office Whitening:This procedure is performed by our dentist in 85053 in the dental office using a high-concentration bleaching gel and a specialized light or laser to activate the whitening agent. In-office whitening typically produces faster and more dramatic results in a single appointment.
  • At-Home Whitening: At-home whitening kits include custom-fitted trays and a lower-concentration bleaching gel provided by the dentist. Patients wear the trays filled with the whitening gel for a specified period each day, usually for several weeks, to achieve gradual whitening results.

How Teeth Whitening in Phoenix, AZ Works

One possible explanation for the explosion in demand for teeth whitening solutions is our access to a number of other products that cause discoloration and staining of the teeth. People are consuming products like coffee, red wine, tea, energy drinks, and cola at greater rates than ever before. Each of these products is responsible for slowly staining or removing the brilliant whiteness of teeth. The less white the teeth become, the greater the need for teeth-whitening solutions.

When one uses teeth whitening solutions, either over the counter or with us in the clinic, he or she is engaging in a chemical modification process. What this means is that the peroxide solution will make the smallest chemical change to the natural organic makeup of the enamel. The peroxide is quickly absorbed by the enamel and goes to work releasing free radicals which make the tooth more colorless, and hence whiter. Call us to learn more.

The teeth whitening process and the patient’s body

First, patients need to always be aware of what is happening when engaging in any process that involves their body; especially when using chemicals at home to make changes. Second, the most common mistake that many people make with teeth whitening is to over-whiten their teeth and use the product too frequently.

The truth is that after some time, absent great care, the patient is going to start to lose some of the whiteness. This does not mean that the patient should immediately start whitening again, much to the contrary. Constant teeth whitening can actually harm the teeth and lead to experiencing a lot of discomforts. Finally, because of the nature of teeth whitening, we strongly advise that patients seek out the care of a dentist in Phoenix, AZ prior to starting the process if they are going to be doing it at home.

At times, there can be underlying challenges with your teeth that can lead to extreme sensitivity and can be exasperated by the whitening process. Consulting with us will allow us to catch and correct any such underlying problem before you begin. Simultaneously, our whitening solution is stronger than what you can buy in the store so if you want dramatic and safe results - visit our dental office in Phoenix for your teeth whitening procedure.

To learn more, call Phoenix Family Dentistry at (602) 755-6684 for an appointment in our Phoenix office.


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