Over time, even teeth that are diligently cared for begin to show stains. Patients who brush their teeth as recommended may still encounter some yellowing over time as stains sink deeper into the porous surface of tooth enamel.
Dental whitening is used to remove “deep down” stains and restore teeth to gleaming whiteness. The tooth whitening procedures used in a dental office are typically ten times stronger than what might be available over the counter.
In most tooth whitening procedures, the teeth are cleaned and then overlaid with a specialized whitening gel. The gel is activated using a medical laser. Within sixty minutes, treated teeth are whitened by several shades.