What is Teeth Whitening?

What is Teeth Whitening?
Reasons for stained teeth
Teeth Whitening Treatments
Why Whiten Your Whiten Teeth?
beconfiDent Teeth Whitening ‐ The Science

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening (also known as teeth bleaching / dental bleaching) is the process of whitening teeth to make them lighter and whiter. Teeth whitening lightens your existing tooth shade back to the natural white tooth shade of the individual. beconfiDent can whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades in just one course of whitening.

Reasons for Stained Teeth

Some of the most common factors that can cause discolouration of teeth include:

  • Wine
  • Coffee
  • Smoking
  • Dark coloured foods
  • Dark coloured drinks
  • Some antibiotics
  • Trauma

Tooth enamel is porous and, over time, stains can build up beneath the surface creating discoloration. The older you get the more discoloured your teeth become but this can be easily overcome by whitening.

Teeth whitening is not permanent and results can last from a few months up to one year, dependent upon the individual - as teeth are unique. People with heavily stained teeth due to the consumption of dark food, drinks and smoking will see quicker and more noticeable results as their stains are more noticeable. You may be surprised how white your teeth become.

Teeth Whitening Treatments

Today there are many ways in which you are able to whiten your teeth. There are various teeth whitening products currently on the market but many are still illegal (i.e. do not comply with current legislation) and contain dangerous levels of hydrogen / carbamide peroxide. Teeth whitening products containing or releasing more than 0.1% hydrogen peroxide are now illegal in the EU (including the UK) according to changes to the EU Directive / UK Regulations relating to Teeth Whitening. Dentists are, however, able to provide a teeth whitening service with an allowance of up to 6% Hydrogen Peroxide. beconfiDent Teeth Whitening products are completely peroxide free for a safe yet effective way to achieving a whiter, brighter smile.

Teeth whitening products come in many forms including;

  • Whitening Kits
  • Whitening Gels
  • Whitening Pens
  • Whitening Strips
  • Dental whitening (Teeth Whitening at a dentist)

So, you have various options of which whitening treatment to select. This varies depending on the wants, needs and lifestyle of each individual.

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

Whitening your teeth gives you a great "feel good" factor and boost of confidence we all need to make ourselves look and feel great

  • Getting Married
  • Going on Holiday
  • A Job Interview
  • Improve personal appearance
  • To enjoy smiling
  • For professional reasons
  • A special occasion
  • To boost your confidence
  • A more youthful appearance
  • An upcoming reunion
  • To make a great first impression
  • A first date

Whatever the reason or occasion, beconfiDent Teeth Whitening products will help you to achieve a beautiful whiter, brighter smile.

beconfiDent Teeth Whitening ‐ The Science

The organic natural baking soda in the beconfiDent formula (sodium bicarbonate) is the molecule that releases the CO- Free radicals that causes the whitening of teeth. Free radicals are released when salivary alkaline phosphatase (an enzyme from saliva) combines with some of the natural vegetable extracts in the gel, causing the baking soda to break down to release the bleaching radical (CO-) and natural salts.

For more information about Teeth whitening and beconfiDent please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.