The tooth whitening process removes stains and discolorations occurring on the enamel and the dentin layers of the tooth. The enamel is the outermost layer followed by dentin. Enamel is lighter in color and thin whereas dentin makes up most of the material of the tooth and has a darker color. Enamel discolors over time for many reasons including age, but also as a result of consumption of teas, coffee, tobacco, and various foods. Over time, enamel also thins out, allowing more of the dentin to show, creating an overall darker appearance to the tooth. During the whitening process, stains and discolorations from this can be removed, creating a whiter smile.
There are many reasons to whiten teeth. It can help to boost your self-esteem and confidence. You'll look younger, and you'll like the way you look in photos for weddings or on a job interview. It also helps you make a good first impression. In many cases, tooth whitening can remove staining created over years.
Stella White's active ingredient works as a gel to get deep into the tooth, breaking down the discolored molecules located there. These are located inside the tooth, not on just the exterior of it. This is what helps create a white smile.
The results each person has will differ depending on age, whiteness desired, and the level of staining present. Those who have veneers, bridges, crowns, or fillings will not see benefits from whitening on those applications. And, it is always a good idea to work with a dentist to obtain a pre-whitening consult prior to using any product.
Yes, you'll enjoy a white smile long after the treatment process. Some factors will create staining again, though, including your genetic makeup, medications you take, whether you smoke, your diet, and much more. Touch-up treatments can be effective in reducing these situations, though.
Tooth sensitivity can occur, but tends to be temporary. This is considered a less common side effect of using Stella White. To reduce sensitivity, brush your teeth daily using a high-fluoride toothpaste. We recommend Stella White's Every Day.
Crowns, fillings and other applications within the mouth cannot be whitened. Only the natural tooth's structure will benefit from this process. If you have an application like this that is visible, your dentist may be able to offer a replacement in a new color or other solutions.
Women who are pregnant or who think they may become pregnant should not use teeth whitening products. If you have gum disease, worn down enamel, exposed roots, or cavities, these products should not be used.
Whitening stripes can be used. For those who wish to use them, use them two times a day over a period of seven days for the best results. Or, you can use stripes one time a day over two weeks. These products are available in mint flavors and are easy to use. It only takes about 30 minutes for each application to work.