Do you have discolored teeth and not sure what to do about them? Take a visit to your dentist and ask about professional tooth whitening. Your dentist will advise the correct product to maintain your new smile and suit your lifestyle.
Tooth whitening is a process recognized as oxidation. There are many reasons why our teeth can become stained, most common causes are the consumption of highly colored foods, such as berries, and drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine. Antibiotics at a young age, smoking, ageing and trauma can also be the cause of discoloration.
For those who wish to whiten teeth in the comfort of their own home, there are day and night teeth whiteners available. Teeth whitening products are often comprised of a gel and available in a range of flavors, including spearmint. They are applied to custom made trays (like a mouthguard). To whiten teeth, the home whitening gel is broken down and allows oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin, which then allow stains to dissolve.
With tooth whiteners, discoloration within a tooth will be lightened. The whitening will only eliminate existing stains on restorations on your teeth and it won’t have an effect on the original shade. Whitening will last forever although touch ups are required a few times a year.
No matter which method you decide, whitening your teeth is easy to do. Tooth Whitening will make you look and feel more comfortable, you’ll be ecstatic with the results of your noticeably whiter teeth. Everyone deserves a brighter smile.