A white, bright smile can be a confidence booster, and a great way to get noticed. However, many things we enjoy in life — such as wine, coffee, tea, soda and other foods and beverages — can cause teeth staining. One way to maintain the smile we always wanted is to use whitening products, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once the bonds are broken, they no longer reflect the yellow color.
There are multiple whitening products and options available, including in-office treatment and take-home products – but it should be noted that the misuse or extended use of whitening products can damage teeth. Supervision by a Sweet Tooth specialist is always the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.