What is dental bleaching? Is it safe?
Dental bleaching refers to the process of restoring the natural tooth shade or whitening beyond natural tooth shade, making your teeth up to eight shades whiter. This method can only alter your teeth’s natural colour so it is important to know that if you have porcelain veneers, fillings or crowns, they cannot be whitened with bleach. Dental bleaching is a perfectly safe procedure, as long as it is supervised by a dentist.
When can I bleach my teeth?
Dental bleaching is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to treat teeth discoloration due to genetic reasons (amelogenesis imperfecta, i.e. stains genetically existing on the tooth’s enamel) or due to extrinsic reasons, involving smoking, excessive consumption of certain types of food and drinks, specific types of medication, trauma in a permanent tooth or a previous imperfect root canal treatment. Dental bleaching can also be performed to treat aesthetic problems.