Whitening (bleaching) is a simple procedure that can be done at the dentist office or at home. During the procedure a solution of carbamide peroxide is applied to lighten the discolored and darkened teeth.
Another consideration in determining whether tooth whitening is for you is the condition of your teeth. Careful clinical examinations and x-rays will help determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure.
No. When the active whitening agent comes in contact with water,carbamide peroxide is released, which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not weaken or soften the teeth.