Who would not want to have a whitier teeth.? Be it in office bleaching or take home bleaching, its is just everywhere. But do we all know what’s the difference between the two terms.? In one of the write ups of : Linda Dyett she mentioned that According to the FDA, the term “bleaching” is permitted to be used only when the teeth can be whitened beyond their natural color. This applies strictly to products that contain bleach – typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
The term “whitening,” on the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth’s surface color by removing dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more frequently used – even when describing products that contain bleach.