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Can you use bleach to whiten your teeth?

When it comes to tooth-whitening, you've got two options: in-office-based teeth bleaching, or at-home care. Both tooth-whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3% to 20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides).

Is bleaching good for teeth?
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The risks of tooth whitening. Considering whitening (bleaching) your teeth? Before you do, discuss the possible risks with your dentist – especially if you plan to whiten your teeth using an at-home bleaching system. Risks associated with tooth whitening include tooth sensitivity and damage to the roots of teeth.

Which is better teeth whitening or bleaching?

Whitening is the umbrella term whereas bleaching is one form of whitening. Teeth can be whitened by physical removal of superficial stains using abrasive agents such as toothpaste or prophy paste, or through bleaching processes, which rely on chemicals to penetrate enamel and dentine.

Can I bleach my teeth overnight?

It's basically a take-home bleaching kit. You leave the trays in your mouth for 4 hours or so – some people leave them in overnight. If you're a long sleeper, don't worry!