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Tooth whitening is a treatment to whiten discoloured teeth.

Teeth can discolour for various reasons. CK Dental will recommend you the most ideal method based on your oral condition after a consultation.

Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.

Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

What It’s used for?

The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains.

The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth
  • Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker.

Treatment results depend on the severity of the discolouration and the type of whitening procedure used, as well as the duration and frequency of the whitening. All available options will be discussed at your consultation visit.