Teeth bleaching can also be known as tooth whitening. The quest for a whiter smile has never been more in demand than now; this is why bleaching is one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic dentistry trade due to discolouration which is caused by aging, drinking coffee, tea and wine. This dental procedure is used to brighten the colour of your teeth and smile without any cutting or edging any of your original teeth.

It is advised that you do consult with a dentist before undergoing teeth bleaching to examine you and record your dental history which should include all forms of allergies and sensitivities. Examination must be made of both hard and soft tissues and if applicable the placement and conditions of restorations in the mouth. You may be asked to choose from a guide of whitening shades to best suite your skin complexion as sometimes a person with a darker skin tone might not need as much of a whiter smile than that of a fairer skin complexion.

Bleaching may last up to several months all depending on the eating habits and lifestyle of the patient, regular dental hygiene plays a big part as to how long the teeth bleaching may last for.  With poor oral hygiene, the outcome of the procedure may not last for as long. A professional tooth bleaching may be performed every two years.

Bleaching may not be recommended if the patient has a greyish tinge to their teeth due to tooth decay or infected gums as this may required a special bleaching tray. The best suited candidate for teeth bleaching is one with yellow discolouration of their natural teeth as bleaching may not enhance your desired smile if you have some sort of bonding or tooth coloured fillings placed in front of your teeth.