Teeth whitening occurs in two ways—the first is by acting on tooth stains on the outer layer of the tooth and 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 Stain Removal Works
Stain removal on the outer layer of the tooth uses 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 cleaner, whiter enamel.
Stain removal beneath the enamel requires bleaching. Bleaching is the chemical process in which color is eliminated by oxidation of stain molecules. Whitening methods vary in their concentration of hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent, allowing the user to regulate the level of whitening they want for their teeth.
Teeth whitening methods include professional treatments from your dental professional, whitening toothpaste, whitestrips, and at-home whitening systems.
What Causes Staining?
Tooth staining comes from a variety of sources. To help keep your smile bright, try avoiding stain-causing foods and activities. If you do indulge in any of these, be sure to brush soon after these activities.
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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 (Vibrant Peppermint toothpaste. With an dissolving polishing complex, and micro-cleansing whiteners, your smile will be left dazzling white and brilliantly clean.
For whitening beneath the enamel surface, our line of Whitestrips allows 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 teeth sensitive to whitenening 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 $500 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 Diamond Strong Toothpaste removes up to 90% of surface stains in 1 week while strengthening and rebuilding weakened tooth enamel. It not only gives you a whiter smile, but a healthier one.
For a comprehensive routine also try the Whitestrips and 3D White Luxe Diamond Strong Mouthwash which are both enamel safe.
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 commercially available products such as 3D White to avoid harming your teeth.
We recommend using Crest 3D White Brilliance toothpaste and any Crest Whitestrip for a whiter smile.
By using the complete line of 3D White products, you can maintain a healthier mouth and brilliant, white smile.