“Whitening” refers to restoring a tooth.s surface color by removing dirt and debris. Therefore any products that cleans-like a toothpaste-is considered a whitener
“Bleaching” is permitted to be used only when the teeth can be whitened beyou their natural color. This applies strictly to products that contain bleach- typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, therefore it is more frequently used-even when describing products that contain bleach.
Tooth staining comes from many causes : age, inborn tooth color, tooth translucency and thinness, eating habits, smoking habits, drugs/chemicals, grinding, trauma, etc.
There are three major teeth whitening options are available to day. All three rely on varying concentrations of peroxide and varying application time.
Professional In-office teeth whitening
Professionally Dispensed take-home whitening kit
Today the professional in-office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. With high concentration of bleaching gel-yielding results that are visible immediately-dentist and dental staffs will carefully monitor conditions which allow for the safe, controlled and pain-free