Gold Loses Its Shine in Dentistry Amid Teeth-Whitening Craze

Teeth-bleaching trend hastens gold’s demise as a tooth filler Global demand in dentistry fell almost 60% in last five years While the popularity of a lily-white smile spawned a billion-dollar business for Procter & Gamble Co., for gold, it’s meant only more bad news. Until a decade ago, about 67 metric tons of the yellow metal,…

10 teeth whitening mistakes to avoid

In the quest for pearly white teeth, it’s easy to fall into bad bleaching habits that can do more harm than good. Let an expert help you avoid these 10 common teeth whitening mistakes.. 1. Going rogue with whitening Don’t start bleaching your teeth until you’ve seen your dentist. She can determine if you’re a…

Common questions about cosmetic dentistry

Does bleaching damage the teeth? No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth.   Do over-the-counter bleaching products work? There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however, many of the products are…

How is Laser Whitening Different from Ordinary Tooth Whitening?

Laser tooth whitening is a tooth bleaching treatment that is often carried out at your dental surgery, although nowadays it’s possible to purchase a home whitening kit that includes a special light. The process uses hydrogen peroxide gel, or carbamide peroxide gel if you’re using a kit at home. The bleaching gel is a carefully…

Is Laser Teeth Whitening an Option for You?

Who doesn’t want white teeth? Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist. Whitening is defined as any process that can make teeth appear whiter, and most of whitening is accomplished through a product that causes an intrinsic change to the tooth enamel, rather than surface…