According to recent surveys, when people were asked what they want to improve when it comes to their smiles, most answered ‘whiter teeth’.
Teeth whitening products and procedures are gaining popularity to get that million-dollar smile.
But what is teeth whitening and how is it achieved?
Teeth Whitening is when products containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide are used to bleach the teeth. They help break the stain into smaller pieces, thus, making your teeth look brighter. However, not all teeth whitening methods are equal. You must consult with your dentist before you choose any type of teeth whitening treatment. Not all whiteners will correct all kinds of discolouration. For example, some teeth with grey tones might not be bleached at all. Teeth whitening also does not work on crowns, fillings or veneers.
What usually causes teeth discolouration?
There are many reasons. Drinks like coffee have intense colour pigments that attach to your enamel, causing a change of colour to your teeth. Tobacco is another common culprit. Nicotine and tar can give your teeth a yellowish appearance. Ageing also plays a role as your outer enamel grows thinner, more of the yellowish dentin will show. These are just some of the many reasons for tooth discolouration.
How should you whiten your teeth?
You can try some of the following methods:
- You can use a toothpaste for stain removal.These are toothpastes specially designed to help remove surface stains on your teeth. It uses mild abrasives to scrub your teeth brighter. It doesn’t change your teeth’s colour but cleans the surface.
- You can get your teeth whitened with the help of a professional.This is the best option. A dentist will have the necessary expertise and knowledge to personalise the whitening treatment for an effective result, tailored to your teeth and concerns.
Enlist Our Help
At Brite Dental, we make use of in-chair teeth whitening for instant results. We use Smart Bleach, which is recommended by countless dentists and is considered to be the safest and most effective teeth whitening system. Let us help you remove any of your dental stains and brighten up that smile. With whiter teeth, you won’t ever feel hesitant about smiling anymore. So, book an appointment with us!