Tooth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth and improving their colour to make them look “whiter”.There are two types of teeth whitening: 1. In Office and 2. HomeHome whitening kits usually have a low concentration of peroxide so that the results take time to appear. Recently, high-strength home whitening kits purchased online and from certain stores have attracted media attention with horror stories of people with badly burnt lips and gums. It’s for this reason that tooth whitening is a procedure that should always be carried out under the supervision of a dentist.
Some people experience no pain or sensitivity with their teeth.However, some of them will experience some kind of sensitivity either during and/or after the initial treatment. This all depends on status of tooth before treatment which will be checked and appropriate treatment will be advised. It includes mouthwash, toothpaste and gels to be applied on tooth. It is advisable to avoid hot or cold food and drinks within the first 48 hours of your whitening treatment.