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Teeth whitening (bleaching)

Teeth bleaching whitens the teeth by removing stains from tooth enamel.

Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) Side Effects

Pain and tooth sensitivity are common. Occasionally, discoloration or bleaching of the gums can occur.

Who shouldn't use it: People with sensitive teeth and gums may think twice about having their teeth bleached. Neither at-home nor in-office bleaching treatments will whiten teeth with caps, crowns, or veneers.

Drawbacks: Teeth bleaching won't tackle discolorations that stem from the inside of your teeth (intrinsic stains). These types affect your tooth's dentin - the inner layer - and are most often the result of genetics and antibiotics like tetracycline.

Recovery Time For Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)

Pain lasts a day or two. Increased sensitivity usually fades after a week. You won't be housebound, but you might have to lay off very hot or cold food and drink for a few days.

After care for teeth whitening (bleaching): After teeth bleaching, it may be best to avoid cigarettes, coffee, tea, and wine for about 24 to 48 hours for best results.

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