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Dr. Neeta Somani D.D.S


According to a recent study, the #1 question on people’s mind when it comes to their teeth is teeth whitening!

How does it work?

Each of your teeth is made up of an inner dentin layer and a hard outer enamel layer, which protects the teeth. When you put stuff in your mouth -- food, cigarette smoke, coffee, etc. -- another layer gradually forms on top of the enamel layer. Basically, the foreign material accumulates to form a pellicle film over the enamel layer. The problem is, as this pellicle layer sits on your teeth for years and years, the foreign material gets into the enamel. The deeper stains are basically harmless, but many people find them unattractive. This is where true tooth whiteners come in. Basically, the whiteners use bleaching chemicals to get down into the tooth enamel and set off a chemical reaction that breaks apart the staining compounds. Most tooth whiteners use one of two chemical agents: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.

Different type of Whitening

The three most common types of whitening to consider are over-the-counter whitening, in-home whitening with customized trays and whitening material, and the in-office whitening. And as you can guess, each of the above system has progressively faster results. The in-office whitening gives you a brighter, whiter smile in just under an hour, and you could have a smile that is at least 4 to 6 shades lighter! (Results may vary based on individual conditions)

Some sensitivity may develop after the process, but is should subside after a few days. Ask Dr. Somani which is the right procedure for you!