Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily brushing and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your whitening options.
Start by speaking with your dentist. He or she can tell you whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow-ish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not
bleach well at all. If you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth the whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. You may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
People believe that teeth-whitening damages the enamel, but that is not entirely true say experts. Experts says, "The bleaching material used these days is mild, so it does not cause any significant damage to the enamel." While teeth whitening procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the city, there are various myths surrounding it. Here are a few listed out by dental surgeons...
FACT:During the process of bleaching, the teeth may become temporarily sensitive for a few patients who already have a history of sensitive teeth. However, dentists have different gels that prevent the sensitivity during and after the treatment. Sometimes some amount of sensitivity can occur, but the magnitude of this varies from person to person. However, it just lasts for 24 to 48 hours. Also, the dentist will prescribe a desensitising gel or mouthwash which will take care of it. After the procedure, you must follow the instructions that your dentist lists out for you. Do not take them for granted, because in the long run it may turn out to be detrimental to your dental health.
FACT:Teeth whitening treatments are absolutely safe and do not harm the tooth enamel unless the wrong proportions are used during the treatment. Scientific studies have shown that using peroxide to whiten teeth is both very effective and safe. The dental industry has used it for over 20 years during which many advancements have taken place, making the bleaching gel absolutely safe in terms of change or damage to the structure of teeth; it merely makes teeth whiter and brighter. Teeth whitening facilities these days use US FDA regulated gels which assure customers of complete safety as it goes through rigorous testing procedures.
FACT:Teeth whitening treatments are safe and painless. However, the bleaching agent may cause discomfort if it touches the gums. To avoid this the dentist applies a gel between the gums and teeth called gingival barrier which will prevent the solution from touching the gums. In exceptional cases some customers may experience a minor ache in the first 10-12 hours following the treatment. Taking an over-the-counter pain medication can help resolve this discomfort.
FACT:This was in the past. Today, one can obtain a teeth whitening treatment without too much of a hassle at a convenient local teeth whitening facility or dentist's clinic. All the therapists are well trained and have thorough knowledge about the science of teeth whitening. The treatments offered in the our dental clinic are quick and hassle free. Usual teeth whitening treatments offer customers teeth upto eight shades whiter in just 15 mins.
FACT:This is a myth. There is no scientific proof that teeth whiteners cause cancer. The effect of whitening will last for lesser time in smokers, betelnut (paan) chewers and those who drink a lot of tea/coffee.