General Teeth Whitening Info

8 Ways To Prevent Internal Dentin Discoloration


Dentin determines the destiny of teeth whitening. The brightness and color of teeth depend upon the condition of dentin, which is composed of minerals, water and protein. Dentin is the second layer, behind the enamel and is comprised of bone-like tissue but softer than bone. Enamel is thin and semi-translucent; light reflects through it on to underlying dentin, which varies in colors depending on age, race, gender etc. Enamel is […]

Simple Ways to Prevent External Discoloration of Teeth


Enamel is the tough mineralized, outer structure of teeth. It is semi-transparent and the color it reflects can vary in shades of white from yellow to gray. The change in color of enamel due to a combination of habit, hygiene and certain circumstances is classified under extrinsic or external discoloration. Why and how does external discoloration happen? External discoloration can range in shade from hues of yellow to black. Causative […]

Is Potassium Nitrate Safe in Toothpaste?


Potassium nitrate goes by many a moniker such as saltpeter, Chinese salt, Chinese snow, nitrite and nitrate of potash. It forms into a powder that it is white and crystal-like. It is mostly spotted on rocks, in caves, soils of tropical zones, lakes and deserts. Decomposing organic matter is essential while nitrifying potassium salts in the formation of potassium nitrate. Usually potassium nitrate is extracted from bird droppings and soil […]