How teeth whitening works


Teeth whitening occurs in two ways; the first is by removing tooth stains on the outer layer of the tooth as well as below the enamel surface, and the second is by preventing the generation of new stains. It is achieved via stain removal, stain bleaching, and stain protection.

How Teeth Whitening Works

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How Stain Removal Works

Stain removal on the outer layer of the tooth uses both chemical and physical actions such as abrasion and chemical stain disruption. These different actions destroy or disrupt the stain, which is outer layer of the enamel, exposing brighter, whiter teeth.

To remove stubborn stains that accumulate below the enamel, the surface requires bleaching. Bleaching is the chemical process in which color is removed by oxidation of stain molecules. Whitening methods vary in their concentration of hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent, allowing you to regulate how white you want your smile to be.

Teeth whitening methods include professional treatments from your dental professional, whitening toothpaste, whitestrips, and at-home whitening systems.

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What Causes Staining?

Teeth staining comes from a variety of different sources. To help keep your smile bright and beautiful, try avoiding stain-causing foods and activities. These activities include certain foods and drinks, tobacco, poor dental hygiene, and certain illnesses. If you do indulge in any of these, be sure to brush soon after.

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What is the Best Way to Whiten your Teeth?

If you’re thinking about teeth whitening, there are many choices to consider. From professional dental treatments to at-home systems, there is a range of options to choose from. Here are some factors to take into consideration:

1. Which option gives you the best results?

Our complete line of whitening toothpastes allows you to choose which degree of whitening best fits your needs. Our most advanced whitening formula yet is the 3D White Brilliance paste. With an illuminating complex, and micro-cleansing whiteners, your smile will be left dazzling white and brilliantly clean.

Our whitestrips come in multiple forms, allowing you to choose the degree of whitening that works best for you. Our whitestrips range from a gentle option for those new to whitening or with sensitive teeth to a 1-hour express option for those who want immediate and dramatic results fast.

Our most advanced whitening treatment whitens as well as a 1900 SAR professional teeth-whitening treatment, and has exclusive FlexFit technology designed to stretch and mold to custom fit your smile.

2. Which option cares for the health of your teeth as well as the beauty of them?

From an advanced whitening treatment to a gentle treatment, our toothpastes offer a wide range of results. Our 3D White Luxe Lustrous Shine toothpaste removes up to 90% of surface stains while strengthening and rebuilding tooth enamel. It also helps fight tartar and cavities with fluoride not only giving you a whiter smile, but a healthier one.

All of our whitestrips use the same enamel-safe whitening agent dentists use, so you get great results as well as a healthy smile. Our complete line of toothpastes remove surface stains as well as plaque buildup on a daily basis. Our multi-care rinse also helps protect your teeth against future stains giving you a comprehensive routine.

It’s important to understand the risks of at home whitening recipes especially do-it-yourself mixtures. The most common danger to these home remedies is damage to your tooth enamel. The use of natural foods such as strawberries or an orange peel, as well as using baking soda in any form, can cause irritation of the gums and weakening of the tooth enamel. When it comes to whitening your teeth, it’s best to use over-the-counter products such as 3D White to avoid harming your health.

We recommend using Oral-B Pro-Expert Whitening Toothpaste for a whiter smile.

By using the complete line of 3D White products, you can maintain a healthier mouth and brilliant, white smile.