What Exactly does Teeth Whitening Do? Will it Hurt?
Because teeth whitening is sometimes referred to as “bleaching,” misconceptions about how the process works can be common. Teeth whitening is also used frequently as a vehicle for laughs in movies and sitcoms when a character has their teeth whitened to the point where they are unnatural and weird looking.
Actual professional teeth whitening is not like that at all.
The active ingredients in Boost are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. These ingredients are able to penetrate your enamel and your dentin. Once inside the tooth, they break apart and break down the colored molecules that cause discoloration in your teeth. Because only the colored molecules are targeted, your teeth can not be whitened beyond their own natural shade.
Teeth whitening with Boost is not painful because the product also contains potassium nitrate which reduces sensitivity. This means that you can whiten comfortably and get the results you want. Because the product is chemically activated, you don’t have to sit under an uncomfortable, hot light like you would with other products.
Your safety and comfort are incredibly important to us, and we’ve compared all the available products to choose the one that we think is the best for our patients.