One of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening or teeth bleaching can be performed at your dentist’s office. The most current materials are used and offered at the office for safe personal use as well. Over the years, teeth can become stained and worn from food, drinks, medications and from other personal habits such as smoking. Whitening is offered after patients are seen for their routine cleanings. This is because only after plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, will whitening be the most effective in restoring the teeth’s natural appearance.