Harlingen Dentistry

What is Teeth Bleaching?

Bleaching is a process to whiten your teeth. As we go through life, the enamel that covers the crown of our teeth gets more and more micro-fractures. Debris gets into these micro-fractures and results in the general darkening or yellowing of our teeth. Bleaching oxidizes the debris in the micro-fractures and results in whiter, brighter teeth. Bleaching does not damage the teeth but it might make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold for a short period of time. Bleaching may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. We now have Zoom bleaching which is an in-office light assisted procedure.
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