5 Facts What You Need To Know About Teeth Whitening

1. Tooth whitening is a chemical process

Bleaching or tooth whitening is a process that using peroxide group of compounds such as hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide and unique sodium bicarbonate formula that ZABERRY brand is offering. These compounds when activated in contact with the surface of a tooth release free radical oxygen, which penetrates the outer layers of the tooth and oxidize the colour producing pigments giving it whiter appearance. Now these treatments may be done in a dental clinic or at home (with products dispensed by your dentist).
2. Whitening is not permanent

Bleaching is not a permanent treatment and its effect may last from about a 6 month to a maximum of three years. With a few precautions on your part and regular touch ups, you may be able to maintain an everlasting white smile.
3. Post whitening care is necessary

Post bleaching, reducing intake of food that could stain teeth, such as tea, coffee, wine, sodas, etc. is necessary. One also needs to keep at bay habits such as smoking or tobacco usage. Apart from that, one needs to maintain meticulous oral hygiene by brushing and flossing the teeth regularly. 
4. Professional tooth whitening is not for everyone

You may not be a good candidate for the procedure if:
You are child or adolescent (unless recommended by the dentist)
You are a pregnant or lactating woman
You have teeth that have cavities, gum disease, exposed tooth roots, incomplete dental work or hypersensitivity
You have restorations such as bonded fillings, veneers or crowns on the front teeth unless they are to be replaced post bleaching
5. If done right, there are no side effects

The side effects are negligible and limit themselves to slight sensitivity of teeth, which may last for about a few hours to a few days post the bleaching session. Sometimes the gums might get irritated due to the seepage of the bleaching agent to the gums.




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