Is Home Teeth Whitening the Best Bleaching Choice for You?

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October 10 2010

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Internal discoloration is among other causes (like foods, beverages, genes) also a cause for discolored teeth. That is, tooth become of different color from the inside and is not caused by colour imparting foods or drinks. Most common causes for this to happen are incorrect building or the incorrect thickness of the enamel or dentin (layer below enamel) or both. Internal discoloration occurs during development of the tooth before it reaches oral cavity. This condition is hard to treat but can still be succesfull with some of the teeth whitening techniques.

Milk-white marks are usually effect of the mild fluorosis, damage of the dental origin or early caries (tooth decay). More dark yellow and brown spots are consequence of severe fluorosis. Fluorosis can be spread over many teeth or one tooth only. Pink-ish discoloration is most likely caused by external or internal tooth abscess (granulom). Granulom can make dentin more thin and sometims enamel itself. And so nerve is more seen-through. Internal discoloration can also occur as the effect of trauma, tetracycline (antibiotic) or after bleeding and necrosis of the dental pulp.

When we whiten teeth we can decide betwen two methods. First method is done in dental office with peroxide solutions. This process is under constant supervision.

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Second method is done in comfort of our own home with custom trays that were dispensed by dentist together with peroxide solution. Peroxid is less concentrated in these gels. Bleaching agent is applied into trays and put on overnight for so many hours as directed by the dentist.

Teeth whitening side effects include temporal tooth sensitivity and irritations of the gums. Side effects can last for few days, weeks or up to few months. Whitening is not everlasting. Discoloration will take place again, but usually less than before bleaching.