Power Bleaching (Tooth Whitening)

Bleaching that is done in the clinic, where immediate results are expected is called power bleaching. Power bleaching often uses hydrogen peroxide, an activating light or laser, and also requires a rubber dam or tissue dam to be placed to protect the gums.

The safety of the bleach used in power bleaching has been shown to have no proven adverse effects on the enamel or dentine, that is, it is perfectly safe for your teeth.

Hydrogen peroxide is more widely used as the power bleaching agent, but the concentration will vary from dentist to dentist, and the times used for the bleaching will vary as well.