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Teeth Whitening: All You Need To Know About The Procedure

Everyone loves a bright smile. However, many people do not have sparkling white teeth. There can be many reasons behind yellow or discoloured teeth. You can make them whiter and brighter at home, or if you want quick results, you can consult a dentist. In this article, we will talk everything about teeth whitening (ฟอก สี ฟัน, which is the term in Thai) procedure at a dentist. So make sure you stick with us until the end and gather all the information. 

What Is Teeth Whitening? 

Teeth brightening is a process to make the teeth look whiter and brighter. These methods include sanding down stains, bleaching, ultraviolet (UV) light therapy, and more. As we mentioned earlier, you can either try homemade remedies for the same or get it done professionally by a dentist. There are several products and equipment available that you can give a shot at as well. 

Different types of teeth stains make them appear yellow or discolored. Different stains require different types of assistance. If you need to learn about the type of staining you have in your teeth, you can talk to your dentist, who will conduct the required process. There are two types of stains in teeth:

Intrinsic Stains: Inside your tooth enamel are called intrinsic stains. 

Extrinsic Stains: These stains tend to appear on the outer layer of your tooth. 

Tooth Whitening Procedure At A Dentist

The process at a dentist is quicker than any home remedy. However, the whole process takes place by following some essential steps. This might be time-consuming, but the results are worth the wait. So let us have a look at the in-office process of teeth whitening: 

  • The first step in the process is checking the color of the teeth with a tooth shade card. The dentist will ask you how many shades lighter you want. 
  • In the second step, the dentist will use a pumice tool to remove any remaining plaque on the teeth. A clean mouth is significant to begin with, the procedure. 
  • Next, areas apart from your teeth must be prevented from touching the whitening agent. A tool will be put on your mouth to keep it wide open throughout the procedure. 
  • The whitening agent will be applied for like an hour to set it properly. 
  • An additional coat will be applied to your teeth for a brighter and whiter smile. The area will be rinsed thoroughly, and fluorine will be applied. 

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