tooth bleaching


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tooth bleaching

the process of removing stains or color from teeth by applying chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide or urea peroxide.

tooth bleaching

Use of an oxidizing chemical to remove stain or discoloration from a tooth. Bleaching techniques vary according to the vitality of the pulp.

at-home tooth bleaching

The lightening or whitening of discolored teeth, using a bleaching gel. Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are common bleaching agents used for this purpose in concentrations ranging from 3% to 25%. Treatment must be carefully monitored to avoid overbleaching and damage to surrounding soft tissue.

CAUTION!

Bleaching agents must not be placed on exposed root surfaces or soft tissue.
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